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 5-HELP

5-Help (212-305-4357)
5help@columbia.edu
Monday - Friday: 8:00am* to 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
* Phone support begins at 7:30am

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-4357
Fax: (212) 305-1026
cumc.facilities@columbia.edu

Parking Office

Parking
650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-1056
Fax: (212)305-1026
cumc.parking@columbia.edu

Residential Facilities

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-4357
cumc.housing@columbia.edu

 

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