University of Vermont

Physical Plant Department

Annual Shutdown Info

Annual Maintenance Shutdown
for Central Heating & Chilled Water Operations

The annual shutdown is scheduled to begin immediately after UVM Commencement.
Sunday, May 21 - Friday, May 26, 2017.

Please note 5/12/2017 addendum to 2017 Shutdown list. The Votey and Kalkin chillers are not currently working and will be off line for the summer. This means there will be no cooling for Votey and Kalkin the week of May 22nd during central plant shutdown.

2017 Shutdown Schedule (.PDF file prints best as 11x17 sheet)

Why we do an Annual Maintenance Shutdown

Each spring, Physical Plant mechanics must perform an annual shut down of the Central Heating & Chilled Water Plant and satellite boilers for mandatory inspections and repairs to all equipment and the utility distribution infrastructure. The annual shutdown takes place immediately after Commencement to minimize the disruption to the campus community.

Please watch this short film, created with the help of a student intern, to understand the importance of the Shutdown for our stakeholders and customers on campus.


Last modified May 12 2017 10:48 AM