Ohio University Warns Of “Warm” Buildings

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The Ohio University community is being warned Wednesday about higher than normal temperatures in buildings on the West Green and on The Ridges.

This warning follows three days of higher than average temperatures in the Athens area and Clippinger Hall being evacuated for 2.5 hours Tuesday afternoon after two students fell ill while inside.

Local temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees again on Wednesday.

“Due to equipment issues and warm temperatures outside, building occupants may experience warmer than usual interior temperatures. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as Facilities work to rectify the problems,” Jay North, associate director, Maintenance and Operations said.

North has requested that the buildings’ occupants shut off lights, coffee pots, copy machines, and computers when not in use to save energy.

In July, five Ohio University buildings were closed and nine others were overheated due to an unscheduled outage of the Athens campus West Green Chilled Water Plant.