Facility Upgrades

PROJECT DESCRIPTION STATUS
HVAC run times and outside air intake Adjusted operating parameters in campus buildings to increase HVAC run times and also the percentage of outside air intake.  COMPLETE
Air handlers and outside air dampers evaluation Evaluation of campus air handlers and outside air dampers to ensure their effectiveness. The outside air dampers have been or are in the process of being calibrated, replaced or upgraded with new controls to ensure proper operation and, some air handlers are being retrofitted to include variable speed drives allowing us to better control outdoor air streams maximizing outside air flow to spaces. UNDERWAY
Increased disinfection/sanitation Purchase of handheld ultrasonic disinfection units and portable UV-C disinfection units for surface disinfection of areas of suspected contamination. COMPLETE
Enhanced air filtration

After review and initial testing of enhanced air filtration, MERV 13, and where available, MERV 14A/15 filters have been purchased for campus air handlers. 

UPDATE 1-13-22: Installation of MERV 14A/15 filters is complete.

UPDATE 12-6-21: Continue to receive and install MERV 14A/15 filters. Filter installation is complete in Ward Beecher, Silvestri, Williamson, Lincoln, Tod, Bliss, Melnick, Jones, FOK, McDonough, Veterans Resource Center, Westinghouse, Salata, Smith, Beeghly Hall, Clingan Waddell, Stambaugh, Tennis Ctr, Moser Hall. Filters continue to be installed in remaining buildings.

UPDATE 11-18-21: We continue to receive and install MERV 14A/15 filters. Filter installation is complete in Ward Beecher, Silvestri, Williamson, Lincoln, Tod, Bliss, Melnick, Jones, McDonough, Veterans Resource Center, Westinghouse, Salata, Smith, Beeghly Hall, Clingan Waddell, Stambaugh, Tennis Ctr, Moser Hall. Filters continue to be installed as they are received for remaining buildings.

UPDATE 11-4-21: We continue to receive and install MERV 14A/15 filters. Filters have been installed in Ward Beecher, Cafaro Hall, Silvestri Bldg, Williamson Hall, Beeghly Hall, Melnick Hall, Bliss Hall, Meshel Hall, Jones Hall, Sweeney Hall, Moser Hall, Debartolo Hall, Stambaugh, and Beeghly Center.

UPDATE 10-14-21: The first order of MERV 14A/15 filters has been received. Filters received for Melnick Hall, Moser Hall, and Meshel Hall have been installed.

COMPLETE
UV-C disinfection equipment We have moved forward with design and have contracted for installation of UV-C disinfection equipment for certain facilities which will be installed upon delivery:
  • Ward Beecher Planetarium and common area - Anticipated completion by the end of February 2022
  • Williamson Hall - Installation has been completed and is operational
  • Other areas are in the process of being designed

UPDATE 1-13-22: UV-C disinfection equipment installation in Williamson Hall has been completed and is operational.

UPDATE 12-6-21: UV-C disinfection equipment installation in Williamson Hall has been completed and is operational.

UPDATE 11-18-21: UV-C disinfection equipment installation has commenced in Williamson Hall and should be up and running as early as the end of this week.

UNDERWAY
Needlepoint bi-polar ionization

Design and installation of needlepoint bi-polar ionization technology to provide disinfection within the building airstream. Some of these systems may be relatively simple to design and install, while others are much more complex.

UPDATE 1-13-22: Needlepoint Bi-polar ionization installation is complete in dorm rooms with the exception of two rooms in Weller House. Needlepoint Bi-polar ionization equipment installation has been completed in the common areas of Andrews Rec and Wellness Center, Kilcawley Center, and Bliss Hall. McDonough Museum of Art, Beeghly Hall, Moser Hall, DeBartolo Hall, and Cushwa Hall should be complete by 01/21/22.

UPDATE 12-6-21: Needlepoint Bi-polar ionization installation continues in dorm rooms. Cafaro House has 117 of 171 units installed. Wick House has 17 of 19 units installed and should be complete this week. Courtyard Apartments has 86 of 130 units installed. Needlepoint Bi-polar ionization equipment has also been installed in Andrews Rec and Wellness Center and approximately 50% of Kilcawley Center.

UPDATE 11-18-21: Needlepoint Bi-polar ionization installation continues in dorm rooms. Cafaro House has 61 units installed and Courtyard has 54 units installed.

UPDATE 11-4-21: NBI equipment has been installed in resident’s rooms in Lyden House, Kilcawley House, and is continuing in Wick House, Weller House, and Cafaro House. Installation will commence in the Courtyard Appts 11/8/21.

UPDATE 10-14-21: Equipment has been received for resident rooms in Lyden House, Cafaro House, Kilcawley House, Wick House, Weller House, and Courtyard Apartments. Installation will commence on October 18, 2021 and continue until complete.

UNDERWAY
Air/Surface Sampling Weekly, air and surface samples from buildings across campus are taken and tested for COVID-19. ONGOING