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Operation of Private Electric Heating Devices on Campus is Prohibited

September 30th, 2022 | by

The German government has issued an ordinance providing regulations and standards for the heating of public buildings and workplaces. In light of the ordinance, RWTH would like to point out that the operation of private electrical heating devices – regardless of whether they are privately or publicly financed – is generally prohibited. Exceptions are only permitted if agreed in advance with Department 10.0 – Facility Management as part of an approved heating strategy.

Electric heating devices need relatively high power input. The simultaneous use of electric heaters may result in overloading of the (RWTH) power grid. If used improperly, such devices also present a fire hazard, in particular due to overheating. This applies, in particular, to fan heaters.

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