Clark Science Center Indoor Lighting Policy

Approved by Science Planning Committee March 26, 2009

  • All classroom, restroom, and other indoor Science Center lights apart from hallways and stairwells should remain off when not in use. Both faculty and staff should be responsible for implementing the policy. Custodians should be informed of the policy and their aid enlisted in implementing it. Department heads should share the policy with the rest of their department members.
  • Except when used for continuous functions such as lunch meetings, hallways and stairwells should generally be lit with the minimum level required for safety, and should use the most energy-efficient mode (e.g., fluorescent rather than incandescent) whenever a choice is available.
  • If safety code allows, lights in hallways with direct natural light (e.g. McConnell Foyer) should remain off by default during daylight hours.
  • The Science Center should, with Facilities, pursue installation of electricity meters, usage displays, light and motion sensors in classrooms, and full energy “dashboards” in major Science Center buildings. Output data will be made available to classes in Engineering, Physics, ESPP, etc. to learn about conservation, energy generation and grids, etc.

Smoke Free Environment Policy

Effective: July 1, 1993

As environmental tobacco smoke has been causally associated with a number of health conditions, including lung cancer and lower respiratory track infection, and in order to protect the health of members of the Clark Science Center Community, the Science Center which includes, Bass, Burton, McConnell, Sabin-Reed, and Young Library, is a “Smoke-Free Environment”. Smoking is not allowed in any of these buildings at any time.

Adopted: June 9, 1993 Clark Science Center Safety Committee