Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Environmental Controls (EC)

Columbia University Medical Center Facilities provides all the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Environmental Controls (EC) services.

There is no charge for basic, common cost services to academic and administrative departments of the Medical Center. These services include:

  • Maintain and repair existing temperature control computer systems regulating central building and standard mechanical units.
  • Maintain controls network, building automation systems and alarms.
  • Repair and maintain building- or loop-dedicated compressed air systems.
  • Monitor temperature controls
  • Operate, maintain and repair existing mechanical systems:
    • Central heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems
    • Public drinking fountain refrigeration units
    • Associated piping, filters and duct work

All supplemental HVAC-EC services are chargeable to the requesting department, and are charged based on an hourly rate plus the cost of materials.

  • Temperature control systems or environmental chambers ("walk-in boxes")
  • Supplemental, special purpose or departmentally dedicated systems, such as humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air compressors
  • Systems expanded or modified to accommodate changes in usage or load increases
  • Specialty units required to compensate for heat generated by specialty equipment (mainframe computers, etc.)
  • Window air- conditioning units and other stand-alone air conditioners not connected to the Central Plant
Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

Columbia University
School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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