Operating Hours

Cooled or heated air is provided during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. During these times, building temperature will be held within the range outlined below.

After hours and on weekends and Statutory Holidays, the building temperature will be allowed to drop to the night set back temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. On extreme warm Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months, the building will not be allowed to heat up beyond 26 degrees Celsius. At that point, the air conditioning will come on to keep the building at 26 degrees.


At Uptown Centre, we follow the standards developed by American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). During the winter months, the optimum (set) temperature is 22 degrees Celsius (71 degrees Fahrenheit) and a range of 20.0 to 23.9 degrees Celsius. During the summer months, the set temperature is 24.5 degrees Celsius (76 degrees Fahrenheit) and the temperature will be kept within the range of 22.8 to 26.1 degrees Celcius.

Personal Preferences

Some people like it cooler, some people prefer warmer air. Some people dress warmly, some people do not. As such, it is impossible to provide an air temperature that everyone likes. Please appreciate that we cannot please everyone at all times. We follow the standards set by ASHRAE, which is a widely accepted standard for indoor office conditions. If the set temperature causes concern for you, please dress in layers or vary your clothing accordingly.

Window Coverings

During the summer months, in order to keep the building temperature within the desired range, it is desirable to keep the window coverings on the exterior windows closed during the hours that the sun is directly shining on the windows. This affects mainly the West and South sides of the building. On sunny days, when the window coverings are left open and the floor is allowed to heat up, it will take considerable time to cool the floor back down to the desired temperature range.

After-Hours Air Conditioning

After-hours air conditioning is available by pressing the button on the right hand side of the room sensor in the particular area you need air conditioning. Each time you press the button on the room sensor the unit will provide an extra 30 minutes of heating/cooling up to a maximum of 2 hours. Upon request, we can also program the system for extended periods of after-hours air conditioning. There is an hourly charge for this service to compensate for the utility costs and extra wear and tear / servicing of the mechanical equipment. For further information, please contact Marisse Biuso, our Client Services Coordinator, at 604-525-8866 or via email: marisse@uptownpropertygroup.com We require 24 hours notice to allow for programming the mechanical systems.