Temperature Guidelines

Temperature Guidelines

Lane's indoor temperature guidelines were adopted in 2006 as part of the energy policy and in an effort to balance a comfortable learning and working environment with energy conversation.  The following guidelines are based on scientific studies to create comfortable conditions for the greatest number of students and employees.

  • Warm weather temperatures will be in the range of 74 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cool weather temperatures will be in the range of 68 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

To keep cool and save energy in summer:

  • Wear lighter clothing if it is warm in your area.
  • Hydrate! Drink water during the day.
  • Close your blinds during the hottest parts of the day or if the sun is directly hitting the window.
  • Use a portable fan or adjust your ceiling fan speed to help cool your body.
  • Keep your lights off when you can.
  • If you believe that it is hotter than 77 degrees F in your area and you are uncomfortable, please submit a work request to have equipment inspected.

To keep warm in the winter and save energy in the winter:

  • Dress in layers. Leave a thick sweater in your office to put on when it seems particularly cold.
  • Schedule times to get up a move around throughout the day.
  • If you believe that it is colder than 68 degrees F in your area and you are uncomfortable, please submit a work request to have equipment inspected.