Hot, Hot, Hot: Many OU Buildings Remain Closed

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Five buildings at Ohio University remain closed and nine others are open but you wouldn't be happy working or going to classes there on Wednesday.

An alert issued by the university said that as of 8:30 a.m. the unscheduled outage of the Athens campus West Green Chilled Water Plant continued.

The alert said that while repairs are ongoing, developing mechanical issues with aging equipment and extremely high outside temperatures were impeding progress.

The University said West Green buildings remain closed Wednesday and other buildings across campus were experiencing warmer temperatures than normal.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for Athens County from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Additionally, AEP’s power grid is being stressed by high temperatures.

The alert warned that Energy Direct could call for a power demand reduction.

The university was asking faculty staff and students on the Athens campus to conserve power throughout the day.

The status of impacted West Green buildings:

On Line

These buildings will experience warmer than normal temperatures:

Life Sciences
Grosvenor West
Central Food Facility
Baker Student Union

On-line but warmer than usual

These buildings are habitable, but will experience significantly warmer internal temperatures and are experiencing mechanical issues:

Off Line

These buildings are closed. Due to health and safety reasons, no activities are to be conducted in these buildings and no classes or functions will be held in these buildings.

Boyd Hall
Convocation Center
Walter Hall

Buildings located on other greens were not impacted by the outage but all buildings across campus will be warmer than usual.
An update will be provided Thursday. Please direct specific facilities questions and issues to the Facilities help desk 593 2911.