Central Utility Plant Maintenance


The Central Utility Plant of the Facilities Management Department on the Evanston Campus will be shut down to perform routine annual maintenance beginning Friday, August 26th, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Normal operations will resume on Monday, August 29th, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. The shutdown will disrupt heating, hot water and air conditioning in buildings across the Evanston campus. The Chicago campus will not be affected.

Campus will remain open, and you are encouraged to work with your supervisor to determine if your on-campus work schedule will change during these days.

This annual shutdown is required to perform essential maintenance and is scheduled during this period to minimize the impact on students, faculty and staff ahead of the start of the academic year.

As in previous years, buildings serviced by the central steam system will not have heating or hot water, and non-research buildings serviced by the central chilled water system will not have air conditioning during the shutdown.
Research buildings will continue to have cooling for lab equipment and air conditioning for research spaces. Facilities is working directly with the science research community to discuss any impacts and address their specific needs.

If you have questions regarding this project, please contact Jim McKinney, senior director of Facilities Operations, at james-mckinney@northwestern.edu.


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