Heating, Cooling and Ventilation

Facilities Management is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all mechanical, electrical, HVAC and building control systems for the campus. The mandate of this service is to control utility costs while maintaining a quality learning and working environment. In order to ensure that building ventilation systems can function optimally, every occupant is encouraged to keep windows closed at all times. It is recommended that laboratory doors kept closed as well.

Please report any heating or cooling issues in offices, labs and classrooms by submitting an Archibus work request.


UBC Okanagan strives to maintain temperatures between 20 – 24 degrees Celsius in the winter and 23 – 27 degrees Celsius in the summer. These values apply to occupants wearing typical seasonal clothing while doing light, mostly sedentary work.

For more details, please view the Indoor Environmental Quality Guidelines on the Health, Safety and Environment department website.