What should I do if I notice a maintenance problem or emergency?
Vist the Request Center for information on
reporting maintenance issues.
How does heating and air conditioning work on campus?
Every fall and spring, Butler makes the transition from cooling
to heating and heating to cooling mode around campus. Butler's
buildings are grouped into three types of systems for heating
- Buildings that can run only heat or only AC
- Buildings that have no AC and only run heat
- Buildings that can run heat or AC* year-round
Type One: Atherton Union, Jordan Hall
(middle and east ends), Lilly Hall, and Robertson Hall
These facilities were designed with a system that only allows
either hot water or chilled water to run through the system at any
given time and, therefore, can provide only heat or only air
conditioning. It takes time to switch the system between heating
and cooling, thus the spring and fall months may have days where
either heating or cooling cannot be provided. To do our best to
ensure occupant comfort in the fall, Facilities reviews future
weather forecasts to tries to predict when cooling will no longer
be needed. At that point, the buildings are switched over to
heating mode. The same is done in the spring to predict when AC
will be needed.
Type Two: Schwitzer Hall and Ross
These buildings do not have AC and can only run heat. The heat is
turned on at these facilities when the spaces begin requiring
Type Three: All Other Campus
These buildings can run heat or air conditioning* (see
building-specific limitations on AC below) year-round, depending on
what the building and/or spaces require.
*The following Type Three facilities, served by the central
chilled-water plant located by Jordan Hall, only have cooling when
the central plant is operable: Gallahue, Holcomb, Irwin,
Jordan, Pharmacy and ResCo. This plant is shut down in late fall
and reopened in the spring to prevent damage to the equipment
caused by low temperatures.
What should I do if I would like to have carpet replaced or walls painted?
Carpet replacement and wall painting are both available at a
charge. Visit the Request Center to request a quote.
What should I do if I want to hang up a sign, picture, temporary sign or banner?
Visit the Request Center and enter a service
Hanging flyers on billboards is not handled through Facilities,
but must be approved through the PuLSE
Where is the campus lost and found?
How do I get floors refinished, carpet cleaned, or windows washed? Is there a cost?
Yes, there will most likely be a cost. Visit the Request
Center and submit a service request to have someone
contact you and put together an estimate.
Why do custodians throw recycling materials in regular trash cans?
Butler utilizes a single stream recycle program which allows
mixed recyclables (paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum beverage
containers) to be collected together and then sorted by the campus
How do I check the status of a work request?
Visit the Request Center for instructions on
checking the status of a service request.
How do I dispose of confidential materials?
Can I recycle my corrugated cardboard from home in the campus cardboard compactors?
There are two cardboard compactors on campus. One is at the
Facilities Service Center & one is at the Atherton Union