Extreme heat: Cooling further curtailed on main campus

A Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting the cooling in campus labs, offices and classroom spaces that are not holding final exams, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus today, Tuesday, June 11. Classrooms with final exams scheduled will not be curtailed.

Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the persistent high temperatures through Monday evening, combined with higher than normal temperatures overnight, the Central Energy Facility (CEF) chilled water must be further curtailed to meet critical loads throughout the day.

A Stage 2 curtailment means that temperatures in labs, offices and classrooms are allowed to exceed campus guidelines for a limited time. A detailed description of Stage 2 curtailment, along with suggested potential actions to minimize impact, can be found in the Land, Buildings & Real Estate’s curtailment guide.

The reduced load will help us make it through this heat wave. The  curtailment is expected to last through Tuesday evening. Updates will be posted here on Tuesday evening  and whenever there is further information.

We greatly appreciate your patience. Please take care to stay hydrated and be alert to the needs of your colleagues if the cooling in your location is affected by this curtailment. Environmental Health & Safety has posted an high heat work advisory on its website.