Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

Last updated: March 28, 2022

Campaign overview

The temperatures have dropped and winter conditions are coming to our campus. With the cooler weather outside, UBC’s heating energy will go up to compensate. During COVID-19, the Facilities team has taken measures to increase and/or enhance building ventilation in UBC buildings to ensure a high standard of safety for students, faculty and staff. A combination of higher ventilation rates and colder weather means UBC buildings may reach their maximum heating capacity this season.

We would like your help with encouraging the campus community to grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus.

Learn more: facilities.ubc.ca/coolercampus

Communications toolkit

This communications toolkit is prepared for each department/unit to use when sharing this messaging across campus. You can find and download content here that suits your channels and audience needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us anytime.

  • Newsletter: Recommended copy to reach students, faculty, and staff
  • Social media: Sample posts for twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Digital Signage: Added to CoolSign and campus-wide playlist. File name: 2022 01 31 – Cooler Campus – Cc
  • Assets: Different sized graphics for newsletters, web, social media, etc.

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Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

The temperatures have dropped and winter conditions are coming to our campus. A reminder to bundle up and dress appropriately to stay warm and safe from the winter elements.

With the cooler weather outside, UBC’s heating energy will go up to compensate. A combination of higher ventilation rates and colder weather means UBC buildings may reach their maximum heating capacity this season. Some buildings may experience minor changes to their ambient temperatures this winter.

Practice these less energy-intensive methods to stay warm and cozy this season.

  • Layering up! Grab a sweater or blanket. Layering can help adjust your body temperature by putting on and removing items to maintain an even level of comfort while you work or study.
  • Checking that windows are closed before leaving your building. Ensuring doors are not propped open and windows are closed and latched will help keep heated air in the room as intended.
  • Check that vents in your area are free from obstructions. Make sure air can flow freely in your areas to ensure heat is evenly distributed in your space.

Taking these actions will help you preserve heat, stay comfortable and save energy!

Learn more: facilities.ubc.ca/coolercampus

Social Media

  • Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus. A reminder to bundle up and dress appropriately to stay warm and safe from the winter elements. Learn more: facilites.ubc.ca/coolercampus
  • Temperatures have dropped and winter conditions are coming to our campus. A reminder to bundle up and dress appropriately to stay warm and safe from the winter elements. Learn more: facilites.ubc.ca/coolercampus

Contact

For questions regarding the use of this communications toolkit, please contact:

Yvonne Kwok, Communications Manager, Facilities and Safety & Risk Services

yvonne.kwok@ubc.ca

 

For more information, please visit  facilities.ubc.ca/coolercampus