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Thermostat Settings

PGCPS Seasonal Temperature Standards 

Energy Conservation / Bulletin S-46-96 

All Buildings 

Heating Season

Energy Conservation / Bulletin S-46-96

Period October 20th - April 15th

Thermostat Settings

  • Special Education Centers:
    • 72 degrees F. (all areas)
  • Elementary Schools
    • 72 degrees F. (health rooms)
    • 68 degrees F. (classrooms, offices) 
    • 65 degrees F. (MP room and gym) 
    • 55 degrees F. (halls. bathrooms, storage)
  • Secondary Schools and Administrative Offices
    • 72 degrees F. (health rooms)
    • 65 degrees F. (classrooms, offices)
    • 60 degrees F. (MP room, gym)
    • 65 degrees F. (halls, bathrooms, storage)

Cooling Season

Energy Conservation / Bulletin S-90-93
 (air-conditioned spaces)

Period:  May 5th    - October 15th 

Thermostat Setting

  • Special Education Centers
    • 75 degrees F
    • All other locations: 78 degrees F

Notes: 

Day/Night Boiler Position

  • Telephone Line (301-952-6604)
  • Boilers to be put in day position 2 hours before scheduled classes start.
  • Boilers to be put in night position 1 hour before end of scheduled classes
  • Thermostats are not to be tampered with under any circumstance