Heating of University Buildings

Excerpt from the Ministry of Finance’s decree

The “Heating 2001” guidelines form the foundation for temperature regulations in the different rooms.

As a result, the following main guidelines have been defined:

Permissible room temperatures:

The heating of corridors, hallways, restrooms and adjacent rooms is only necessary if the temperature falls below the prescribed room temperature. Usually, the heat generation of the neighbouring rooms sufficiently heats these areas, too.

The permissible room temperatures only apply during the use of the buildings and when heating.

If thermal comfort cannot be provided/guaranteed during transition periods (autumn, spring) or in cool weather conditions in summer, it should be compensated firstly through appropriate and functional clothing.

The prescribed room temperatures presuppose closed windows and doors and heat emission by radiators is not be impeded by other installations, cladding, etc.

These temperate regulations ensure thermal comfort and have been coordinated with the Federal Health Agency.


Ventilation of rooms:

When heating, windows and doors have to be closed.

After approximately one hour, the rooms can be ventilated briefly for max. ten minutes and subsequently be closed after (temporary ventilation).

During this procedure, the heat supply of the radiator has to be interrupted. It is important that the room temperature is not regulated by ventilation during heating mode. This causes significant amounts of energy losses.


Auxiliary Heating:

The use of electrical heating devices (heating fan, radiant heater, etc.) is generally prohibited.

It causes considerable operating costs due to the huge amount of electricity used. There is a risk of accident and fire!


Please pay attention to these instructions.