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Office of Facilities Management

Office of Facilities Management

Requesting Services

If you have a repair or maintenance issue, please contact the Facilities Customer Service Center at (212) 678-3010.

Heating and Air Conditioning

There are a variety of heating and cooling systems in place in academic buildings and residence halls. The temperature in some areas is controlled by a central control system in accordance with temperature guidelines set by the College. 

Except in a few locations which require specific temperature ranges, all centrally controlled facilities are heated to about 68 degrees in the winter and cooled to about 76 degrees in the summer when occupied. Occupants of campus buildings are asked to participate in College energy conservation initiatives by reporting excessive heating and cooling by submitting a work order to http://www.tc.columbia.edu/facilities/work-order/. In case of an emergecy, call 212-678-3010. After hours, please contact Public Safety at 212-678-3333. 

Room schedules affect temperature controls; classroom, lecture halls, and other rooms are heated and cooled when they are expected to be in use. Changes in room use schedules should be reported to the Facilities Office. Heating and cooling adjustments will be made accordingly.

All heating and cooling problems should be reported by submitting a work order at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/facilities/work-order/. In case of an emergecy, call 212-678-3010. After hours, please contact Public Safety at 212-678-3333. Technicians will be sent to your room, or academic building, to assess and correct the problem. Temperature adjustment requests for centrally controlled facilities will be considered within the context of temperature guidelines set by the College.