Cool Down Needed At LSU

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It's not been a good week for record heat, something a large number of LSU students and faculty have been finding out the hard way.

The university's Emergency Operation Center says the air conditioning system isn't doing what it needs to do since the chilled water system is operating at less than one-third capacity.


Please be assured that we are working on this problem as quickly and efficiently as possible, but it will take time. Meanwhile, to help lower temperatures in buildings where classes are held, we are planning to turn off air conditioners in buildings that are not part of the academic teaching core. Doing this will improve cooling in classrooms and residence halls.

Some of the buildings that will have air conditioners turned off at this time will be: the East and West upper deck interior areas of Tiger Stadium, the three buildings of Thomas Boyd Hall, Efferson Hall, and all individual faculty and administrative offices in academic buildings. 

We also want to let you know about some common areas that run on separate systems that are NOT affected by this issue and should be cool and comfortable for students to use: the Union, the UREC, the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the 5 Dining Hall, the 459 Dining Hall, the African American Cultural Center, the Women’s Center, and the Veterans Center.   

Correcting the problems could take up to two weeks or might take just a few days.

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