Extreme heat: Cooling curtailment continues on main campus

Chilled water curtailment efforts needed to maintain cooling in key buildings on the main Stanford campus will continue at least until noon on Wednesday, June 12. Cooling will be maintained in hospitals, life safety areas, classrooms with finals, and venues where large events are taking place such as the Arrillaga Alumni Center, the Traitel Building, the Gunn-SIEPR Building and Bechtel Conference Center.

Cooling will remain off in all other buildings on the university’s chilled water system. Laboratories, offices, classrooms not holding finals, dining halls and kitchens are affected, as are residences Jack McDonald Hall, Munger Graduate Residence and Schwab Residential Center. Other dormitories don’t have cooled water and thus are not affected. Building managers will be contacted by their zone or facilities operations managers to provide further information.

Managers should encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

The university continues to appreciate the campus community’s patience with this curtailment. A system check Wednesday morning will provide more information about the weather forecast for the day and the state of the chilled water supply at the Central Energy Facility.  Updates will be posted here after 9 a.m.  or before should there be any changes that affect the campus.