St Lucia campus partial air-conditioning shutdowns

17 Dec 2018

As part of an energy saving initiative there will be partial shutdowns of air-conditioning to selected areas in buildings over the Christmas/New Year period.

Areas affected

  • The areas selected for the shutdown are generally offices and teaching spaces.
  • Rooms with air-conditioning which are normally set to run 24/7 are exempt from holiday scheduling and will continue to run normally.
  • Teaching rooms managed through Syllabus Plus will also be unaffected by the partial shutdown.
  • Details of the proposed shutdown for your building are presented in the air-conditioning shutdown schedule (PDF, 356KB).  Please note, the shutdown list was current as of 26 November 2018. Changes may have been made based on occupants feedback.


  • Start: Monday 24 December 2018
  • Finish: Friday 4 January 2019

Project details

If you plan to come to work on any day between Monday 24 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019, please familiarise yourself beforehand with the location of the after-hours buttons for your work area. 

If an office or teaching space has an after-hours button then, where possible, the air conditioning has been scheduled off during the Christmas/New Year period, but you can turn it on for successive 2 hour periods by pressing the button.

If there are any problems with air conditioning during the Christmas/New Year period then please contact PF Assist in the first instance or Security.  There will be staff on standby to deal with scheduling issues or breakdowns.


Danielle Esterhuysen, Project Officer Sustainability - Energy

  • email:
  • please contact Danielle Esterhuysen prior to 19 December 2018 if you foresee problems with the scheduling proposed for your work area or if your work area is erroneously exempt.

PF Assist

UQ Security (during Christmas/New Year period)

  • call: 336 51234

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.