Wright State University Student Union | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian
Wright State University main campus experiences equipment failures affecting the campus cooling system during local heat wave.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the University facilities team notified the campus via email of several equipment failures in the cooling and air handler systems on the Dayton campus.
“The extreme outdoor air temperatures along with the severe thunderstorms Monday night have been very taxing on campus chillers and air handlers. In some cases, we’ve experienced equipment failures that have compounded our challenges,” the email states.
According to Seth Bauguess, WSU’s Director of Communications, an actuator broke in a main chiller and affected four buildings including the Student Union, Joshi Research Center, Hamilton Hall and the Student Success Center.
Temperatures in the Dayton and campus area have been exceptionally high with temperatures rising into the high 90s. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that remains in effect until 8 p.m, June 16.
According to Bauguess, maintenance is working on replacing the part and fixing the chiller system with repairs set to be complete late Thursday morning.