Automation upgrades for buildings to begin, Computer Center up first

August 13, 2015 | UToday
By Staff

The University of Toledo will start upgrading building automation system panels that control heating, cooling and lighting.

“This project will provide reliable temperature control with automated building scheduling, improve indoor air quality and student comfort, and result in further reductions in energy consumption and costs,” said Sandrine Mubenga, manager of electrical engineering in Plant Operations.

Upgrades will be made to approximately 30 buildings on Main, Health Science and Scott Park campuses.

Building automation upgrades for the Computer Center will start Monday, Aug. 17, and should last one week.

“The plan is to switch over to new panels on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Mubenga said. “During the switchover, depending on the weather, the building may feel slightly hotter in office areas only. This will not affect server and mainframe areas.”

Electrical contractors and vendors will be working mainly in mechanical rooms during the first shift, Mubenga added.

“All efforts will be made to work around the normal activities of the buildings and to keep any noise to a minimum during work hours,” she said. “We thank you for your patience during this project.”

Those with questions or concerns should contact Mubenga at 419.530.1422.

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