Donna Lovell

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Poor air quality in Bay Area

September 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Smoke from wildfires is affecting air quality and visibility in the Bay Area. Smoke conditions are fluctuating but at times have been creating an unhealthy atmosphere for outdoor activities for some groups. Please take precautions for your personal health as appropriate. A full set of information and resources is available on the Environmental Health &… Read more Poor air quality in Bay Area

Poor air quality persists in Bay Area

September 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Smoke from wildfires is continuing to affect air quality and visibility in the Bay Area. Smoke conditions are fluctuating but at many times have been creating an unhealthy atmosphere for outdoor activities. Please take precautions for your personal health as appropriate. A full set of information and resources is available on the Environmental Health &… Read more Poor air quality persists in Bay Area

Resources on wildfire smoke, air quality

September 9, 2020 9:42 am
Smoke from wildfires is continuing to affect air quality and visibility in the Bay Area. Current smoke conditions are mostly high in the atmosphere, blocking sunlight, not low to the ground. Please continue to take precautions for your personal health as appropriate. A full set of information and resources is available on the Environmental Health… Read more Resources on wildfire smoke, air quality

Power restored to Beckman Center

September 8, 2020 4:14 pm
Regular power has been restored to the Beckman Center following Monday’s power outage and electrical fire.

Update on air quality from wildfire smoke

October 29, 2019 9:49 am
Air quality in the area around Stanford campuses is predicted to worsen throughout the morning as the winds turn and potentially bring smoke from the fires that continue to burn in Northern California. The problem is expected to be relatively short lived, with improvement in the afternoon, but we continue to monitor the situation as… Read more Update on air quality from wildfire smoke

Update: Power outage on eastern side of main campus

October 16, 2019 6:44 am
Technicians continue to investigate a power outage that has affected some student residences and other buildings on the eastern side of the main Stanford campus. There is no estimated time of restoration. Some buildings in the affected area continue to operate on generator power. To those affected, thank you for your continued patience. Updates will… Read more Update: Power outage on eastern side of main campus

Chilled water curtailment ending

September 2, 2019 8:47 am
The current Stage 1 curtailment will end this morning. Campus buildings will return to chilled water service by this afternoon. We expect this will be the final notification for this curtailment event.

Stage 1 Cooling Curtailment

September 1, 2019 8:50 am
Due to multiple warmer than normal nights with high humidity and forecast high temperatures, Stanford is implementing Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment starting immediately. Under Stage 1, cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus not involved in medical, research, data processing and other facilities. Temperatures in occupied spaces are allowed… Read more Stage 1 Cooling Curtailment

Cooling curtailment ended on main campus

August 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Cooling curtailment for all stages is now ended. Operations will return to normal over the next few hours.

Cooling curtailment easing on main campus

August 16, 2019 10:00 am
Cooling curtailment began easing on the main campus this morning, Friday, August 16, with cooling being restored incrementally in buildings covered under Stage 4 through 11 a.m. During that period conditions of the chilled water system will be monitored, as will actual versus predicted temperatures. Stage 3 remains in place while cooling is restored in… Read more Cooling curtailment easing on main campus

Extreme Heat: Curtailment level maintained on main campus

August 15, 2019 6:07 pm
A Stage 4 Chilled Water Curtailment is being maintained on the main campus through at least tomorrow, Friday, morning. At Stage 4 curtailment, in addition to previous impacts already noted, temperatures in the research, data processing or communications spaces are allowed to exceed specifications and the water used to cool equipment in those spaces will… Read more Extreme Heat: Curtailment level maintained on main campus

Extreme heat: Still further cooling curtailment on main campus

August 15, 2019 1:59 pm
A Stage 4 Chilled Water Curtailment has been implemented on the main campus this afternoon. Current temperatures are 4 degrees higher than yesterday’s record temps and about 8 degrees hotter than this morning’s forecast. We expect that temperatures will increase over the next few hours. At Stage 4 curtailment, in addition to previous impacts already… Read more Extreme heat: Still further cooling curtailment on main campus

Extreme heat: Further cooling curtailment on main campus

August 15, 2019 10:47 am
A Stage 3 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building cooling in more campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus this morning, Thursday, Aug. 15, and is expected to be in place at least through Friday morning. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the unusually high… Read more Extreme heat: Further cooling curtailment on main campus

Extreme heat: Cooling curtailed on main campus

August 14, 2019 6:41 pm
A Stage 1 and Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus this evening, Wednesday, August 14, that is expected to be in place at least through Thursday evening. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling curtailed on main campus

Cooling curtailment ending on main campus

June 13, 2019 10:20 am
The forecast today, Thursday, June 13, calls for cooler temperatures on the main Stanford campus. Curtailment will end today for all buildings. Cooling will be released over the course of the day, beginning with buildings hosting Commencement events, laboratories, libraries and museums, followed by comfort cooling spaces. If you don’t see improvement by the end… Read more Cooling curtailment ending on main campus

Extreme Heat: Cooling curtailment continues for now; precautionary measures encouraged

June 12, 2019 10:18 am
The forecast today indicates a high temperature of 88 degrees at noon on the main Stanford campus.  This week’s temperatures have been about 10 degrees higher than predicted, so we will continue with our current curtailment levels throughout today, Wednesday, June 12. If the forecast holds as predicted, we expect to selectively ease curtailment in buildings throughout… Read more Extreme Heat: Cooling curtailment continues for now; precautionary measures encouraged

Extreme heat: Cooling curtailment continues on main campus

June 11, 2019 5:21 pm
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… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling curtailment continues on main campus

Extreme heat: Cooling turned off in some buildings on main campus

June 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Further chilled water curtailment is needed to maintain cooling in key buildings on the main Stanford campus today, Tuesday, June 11. Cooling will be maintained in hospitals, life safety areas, classrooms with finals, and venues with large events scheduled for this afternoon such as  the Arrillaga Alumni Center, the Traitel Building, the Gunn-SIEPR Building and… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling turned off in some buildings on main campus

Extreme heat: Cooling further curtailed on main campus

June 11, 2019 10:13 am
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… Read more Extreme heat: Cooling further curtailed on main campus

Extreme heat: Comfort cooling curtailed on main campus

June 10, 2019 5:06 pm
A Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building comfort cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the main Stanford campus this afternoon, Monday, June 10, that is expected to be in place at least through Tuesday evening. Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the unusually… Read more Extreme heat: Comfort cooling curtailed on main campus