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Portable Space Heater Policy

Did you know that the use of non-college issued portable space heaters is not permitted on campus?

Anyone experiencing a heating problem should submit a Facilities Management Work Request or call the Facilities Management Customer Service Center (Ext. 2250) to report the problem. A technician will be dispatched to investigate the problem. If it is determined that the problem cannot be resolved in a reasonable amount of time, a temporary portable space heater will be issued until a permanent solution can be implemented. Only college-issued space heaters, tagged “Approved for Use” by the Facilities Management Department are permitted.

Approved portable space heaters are only intended to temporarily supplement heating needs until a permanent solution can be found to correct the problem, or as an authorized emergency use measure when a building’s normal heating system fails.

The Canisius College Energy Policy mandates that thermostat settings for heating not exceed:
o Occupied periods – 70 degrees
o Unoccupied periods – 60 degrees

Please follow this link for more information on the Portable Space Heater Policy.

Submitted by: Julie Daniel, operations office manager, Facilities Management