Temperature goals for the heating season
As the seasons change we prepare ourselves by unpacking our fall and winter clothes to keep us warm during the cool, crisp days of fall. We also button up our homes and begin kicking on the furnace to stay comfortable. Just as keeping your home’s thermostat at an appropriate temperature saves you money on your utility bill, keeping the MCC’s thermostats within established comfort ranges help the college's commitment to be responsible stewards of our environment and our budget.
The heating season is generally from mid‐October to mid‐April (depending upon prevailing weather conditions). During Normally Occupied Hours, heat will be provided to maintain indoor temperatures as close to 68 degrees F as practical (usually ±2 degrees F). During off hours, temperatures may be allowed to drop as low as 55 degrees F. This is consistent with ASHRAE standards (Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy) to be comfortable for most people who are dressed appropriately for the season.
Please see MCC's Temperature Goals for information about our initiative.
Emergency Procedures Handbook - Updated!
Our MCC Emergency Procedures Handbook has been revised. The new handbook is blue in color and dated August of 2013. Copies have been distributed throughout the College. It is recommended that copies be placed under or near desk phones. All Emergency Procedure Handbooks that are not blue in color and dated August of 2013 should be recycled. If you did not receive a handbook in your area and would like a copy please contact Jerome Patten at jrpatten.mccneb.edu or 402-457-2508. The handbook can also be found by accessing the Workplace Safety and Health webpage in My Way.
Link to Emergency Procedures Handbook:
Note: You will need to sign into My Way to access the information.
New Green Roof shelter at Bioretention Garden
MCC's new Green Roof Shelter demonstrates a low-maintenance green roof application for class use by Horticulture students and for the beauty & enjoyment of all at Fort Omaha Campus. Stop by to enjoy the shade, and witness the activity nearby in MCC's new Urban Farm program.
Click here for more information on the shelter and bioretention garden. This project was funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
- MCC's Fort Omaha Campus receives Tree Campus USA Recognition!
This was obtained by meeting the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
Tree Campus USA letter to Randy Schmailzl