Ventilation Management at Queen’s

The most effective means of preventing COVID-19 transmission on campus is for the Queen’s community to get vaccinated, and Queen’s is working to ensure access to vaccines to those who still need them. Vaccination is now required for access to Queen’s campus, with additional health and safety protocols required, such as regular testing, for those who are not vaccinated.   

In addition, everyone should continue to follow Public Health guidance, including, wearing masks, staying home when ill, and practicing good hand hygiene. Processes have been put in place to provide academic consideration for students who feel unwell. Screening and mask wearing will continue to be mandatory until no longer recommended by public health. 

While a secondary issue in managing COVID-19 risk, ventilation is nonetheless important in spaces where there will be large groups of people such as our classrooms and libraries. COVID-19 has not changed code or regulatory requirements for workplaces, nevertheless Queen’s University is following industry recommendations of the Epidemic Task Force of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as public health best practices (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in Buildings and COVID-19 (publichealthontario.ca)) to maintain and operate ventilation systems for buildings across campus. Queen’s ventilation management measures have been discussed with and endorsed by our public health experts.

These include:

  • System Commissioning: Inspecting heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to confirm they are operating at their full capacity and in good working order
  • Filters: MERV 13 and 14 filters are used where they can be physically accommodated.   In HVAC systems that are not designed to accommodate a higher filtration system it is not advantageous to increase the MERV rating as the airflow will be restricted and the fans will deliver less air to the space, reducing the air changes per hour. New air filters are installed on a regular schedule to ensure all systems have clean filters
  • Maximizing Fresh Air: Extending the fan run time of ventilation control systems an additional two hours before and after the scheduled use period of the building to further flush the facilities and increase the number of daily air exchanges within.  In addition, during occupied hours, outdoor air supply will be increased to the highest extent possible within the equipment’s capacity to heat, cool, and humidify
  • Supplemental Air Purification: High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) air purification units have been installed in classrooms located in buildings without mechanical ventilation systems. Excess air purification units were installed in classrooms with the lowest air changes per hour
  • Operable Windows: Ensuring classroom windows are operable to allow for fresh air intake where feasible and weather permitting 

Classrooms

The health and safety of our entire community is our highest priority. Classrooms are expected to be at or near capacity with all students wearing masks. In addition, there are hand sanitizer stations at the entrances and exits of all buildings. Vaccination remains the most important factor in protecting the community, and all students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Those that are not vaccinated will be subject to additional health and safety protocols, such as regular testing. 

While there are no regulated targets for Equivalent Air Changes (eACH) per hour, the university undertook an analysis of the eACH in the approximately 550 teaching spaces on campus. Air changes per hour indicates the number of times in an hour that the entire volume of the room is changed by the ventilation equipment. The analysis classifies buildings between those with mechanical ventilation systems and those with no mechanical ventilation system. As noted above, those classrooms in buildings with no mechanical ventilation system will have air purification units installed. To expedite the analysis, classrooms in buildings with modern mechanical ventilation systems (newer buildings) were not individually analysed as the systems would have eACHs greater than 6, as indicated on the list. These buildings have been spot checked by the university to verify. The university has also engaged an external consultant to independently verify the eACHs for a sample of classrooms.

Below is the list, sorted by buildings in alphabetical order. Note that there remain a few classrooms where the analysis is not complete and the list will be updated as soon as the analysis in these rooms is performed. The additional measures noted above, as recommended by ASHRAE and Public Health Ontario, further reduce the risk of aerosol exposure in all classrooms.

Answering your Questions

1. The ventilation management website (this site) notes that there are no regulated targets for Equivalent Air Changes per Hour (eACH), yet the Public Health Ontario guidance that the University says they are following notes that ASHRAE Standard 62.1 provides minimum ventilation rates for acceptable indoor air quality according to the type of setting (e.g. correctional facilities, offices, educational settings, hotels, food and beverage settings), occupancy and area. How do you explain the discrepancy?

Answer -  University buildings were designed to specific codes and standards when they were built including ASHRAE 62.1 which provides for minimum outside air rates for educational settings based on space occupancy and size. During the pandemic, ASHRAE’s Pandemic Task Force developed revised guidance for building ventilation measures including an ‘Equivalent Outside Air’ calculation method which recommends recognizing outside air, recirculated internal building air, and in space HEPA (air purifier devices) filtration as a means to improve air quality in building spaces. ASHRAE has yet to define standards for this method of Equivalent Air Changes per Hour. The Canadian Standards Association does have a standard for Health Care Settings. The University has adopted a similar method of calculating Air Changes per Hour (eACH) in campus buildings and has posted the results of calculated rates for all teaching spaces. A representative sample of spaces were measured using an air flow measurement company to compare with calculations made.  A summary article on the change related to COVID can be found here.

Teaching Space Ventilation Review

Current as of September 15, 2021

 

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
108 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre   X   > 6 *  
108A Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre   X   > 6 *  
109 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre   X   > 6 *  
110 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre   X   > 6 *  
111 Classrooms Integrated Learning Ctre 29 X   > 6 *  
212 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre 60 X   > 6 *  
213 Classrooms Integrated Learning Ctre 29 X   > 6 *  
214 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre 60 X   > 6 *  
313 Classrooms Integrated Learning Ctre 85 X   > 6 *  
314 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre 81 X   > 6 *  
315 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre   X   > 6 *  
326 Teaching Labs Integrated Learning Ctre   X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
1101 Classrooms Central Classrooms 450 X   > 6 *  
1102 Classrooms Central Classrooms 302 X   > 6 *  
1341 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2306 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2311 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2312 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2319 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2320 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2325 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
2326 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
3110 Classrooms Biology 16 X   > 6 *  
3112 Classrooms Biology 15 X   > 6 *  
3306 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
3311 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
3312 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
3319 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
3320 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  
3326 Teaching Labs Biology   X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
351 Classrooms Biol & Molecul Sci 75 X   12.2  
449 Classrooms Biol & Molecul Sci   X   9.5  
568 Classrooms Dean Of Health Sciences   X   11.2  
569A Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   4.7  
816 Classrooms Biol & Molecul Sci   X   16.3  
942 Teaching Labs Computing   X   6.9  
B129 Classrooms Central Classrooms 44 X   5.2  
B139 Classrooms Central 105 X   11.2  
B143 Classrooms Central Classrooms 106 X   11.0  
B147 Classrooms Central Classrooms 104 X   13.1  
B148 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   19.6  
B150 Classrooms Dean Of Health Sciences   X   9.1

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
138 Teaching Labs Geology   X   7.7  
234B Teaching Labs Geology   X   7.2  
239 Teaching Labs Geology   X   8.0  
329 Teaching Labs Geology   X   4.7  
352 Teaching Labs Geology   X   5.1  
454 Teaching Labs Geology   X   10.4  
456 Teaching Labs Geology   X   8.6  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
102 Classrooms Public Health 112 X   9.3  
311 Classrooms Public Health 36 X   13.2  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
206 Teaching Labs Nursing   X   14.7  
206B Teaching Labs Nursing   X   16.5  
207 Classrooms Nursing 14 X   15.9  
220 Teaching Labs Nursing   X   11.6  
221 Teaching Labs Nursing   X   12.8  
222 Teaching Labs Nursing   X   11.8  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
117 Classrooms Central Classrooms 123 X   > 6 *  
118 Teaching Labs Chemistry   X   > 6 *  
120 Teaching Labs Chemistry   X   > 6 *  
122 Teaching Labs Chemistry   X   > 6 *  
202 Classrooms Chemistry   X   > 6 *  
206 Teaching Labs Chemistry   X   > 6 *  
210 Teaching Labs Chemistry   X   > 6 *  
211 Classrooms Central Classrooms 60 X   > 6 *  
213 Classrooms Central Classrooms 60 X   > 6 *  
250 Classrooms Central Classrooms 250 X   > 6 *  
415 Classrooms Chemistry 24 X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
106 Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   2.3 Yes
202 Classrooms Civil Engineering 54 X   11.3  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
A207 Classrooms Education   X   7.3  
A211 Classrooms Education   X   7.2  
A219 Classrooms Education 12 X   7.3  
A227 Classrooms Education 38 X   6.6  
A229 Teaching Labs Education   X   10.1  
A232 Teaching Labs Education   X   10.1  
A234 Teaching Labs Education   X   7.9  
A236 Teaching Labs Education   X   9.4  
A237 Classrooms Education 172 X   6.9  
A239 Teaching Labs Education   X   10.5  
A240 Classrooms Education   X   9.4  
A241 Classrooms Education 28 X   7.3  
A242 Classrooms Education 14 X   7.1  
A243 Classrooms Education 36 X   10.4  
A244 Classrooms Education   X   11.0  
A301 Classrooms Education   X   8.7  
A313 Classrooms Education 16 X   4.5  
A317 Classrooms Education 16 X   4.5  
A321 Classrooms Education   X   7.7  
A325 Classrooms Education 12 X   4.5  
A330 Teaching Labs Education   X   17.0  
A330A Teaching Labs Education   X   11.9  
A332 Teaching Labs Education   X   11.7  
A333 Teaching Labs Education   X   12.6  
A334 Teaching Labs Education   X   7.4  
A335 Teaching Labs Education   X   9.4  
A339 Teaching Labs Education   X   12.0  
A341 Classrooms Education 56 X   17.5  
A342A Classrooms Education   X   10.6  
A342B Classrooms Education 48 X   8.5  
A343 Classrooms Education   X   11.5  
B101 Classrooms Central Classrooms   X   12.5  
B133 Athletic/Recreation Assembly & Exhibition   X   5.0  
B142 Teaching Labs Education   X   6.8  
B151 Teaching Labs Education   X   9.7  
B151A Teaching Labs Education   X   17.6  
B157 Teaching Labs Education   X   7.7  
B157B Teaching Labs Education   X   16.9  
B180 Teaching Labs Education   X   11.1  
B204 Classrooms Education   X   10.1  
B219 Teaching Labs Education   X   9.7  
B219B Teaching Labs Education   X   9.9  
B219C Teaching Labs Education   X   10.8  
B219D Teaching Labs Education   X   10.9  
B230 Classrooms School Of English 36 X   15.6  
B245B Classrooms Education 22 X   8.6  
B307 Classrooms Education 32 X   8.1  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
010 Classrooms Central Classrooms 44 X   9.9  
011 Classrooms Central Classrooms 75 X   6.2  
012 Classrooms Central Classrooms 81 X   6.2  
014 Classrooms Central Classrooms 156 X   6.9  
020 Classrooms Central Classrooms 422 X   6.7  
027 Classrooms Central Classrooms 64 X   8.4  
213 Classrooms Economics   X   6.3  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
215 Classrooms Central Classrooms 104 X   9.2  
217 Classrooms Central Classrooms 104 X   9.3  
236 Teaching Labs Chemical Engineering   X   9.0  
242 Teaching Labs Chemical Engineering   X   9.8  
311 Classrooms Chemical Engineering 24 X   7.2  
B09 Teaching Labs Chemical Engineering   X   6.1  
B20 Teaching Labs Chemical Engineering   X   16.3  
B22 Teaching Labs Chemical Engineering   X   6.8  
B29 Teaching Labs Chemical Engineering   X   13.3  
G01 Classrooms Central Classrooms 224 X   14.1  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
008B Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   10.0  
024 Classrooms Civil Engineering   X   TBD **  
026 Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   3.7  
038 Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   7.8  
043 Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   19.1  
052 Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   11.0  
126 Classrooms Civil Engineering   X   7.1  
152 Classrooms Central Classrooms 247 X   18.6  
218 Classrooms Central Classrooms 36 X   9.0  
226 Classrooms Central Classrooms 60 X   9.6  
232 Teaching Labs Civil Engineering   X   11.6  
319 Classrooms Central Classrooms 48 X   12.8  
321 Classrooms Central Classrooms 136 X   12.0  
324 Classrooms Central Classrooms 120 X   12.6  
333 Classrooms Central Classrooms 70 X   12.7  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
1031 Classrooms Central Classrooms 289 X   16.5  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
001 Classrooms Central Classrooms 140 X   7.2  
002 Classrooms Central Classrooms 57 X   8.7  
003 Classrooms Central Classrooms 56 X   8.8  
004 Classrooms Central Classrooms 56 X   8.8  
201 Classrooms Law 60 X   14.1  
202 Classrooms Law 60 X   16.6  
211 Classrooms Law 42 X   7.7  
300 Classrooms Law 28 X   11.2  
400 Classrooms Law 16 X   11.9  
515 Classrooms Law 19 X   6.4  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
410 Teaching Labs Computing   X   6.9  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
100 Classrooms Business 51 X   > 6 *  
101 Classrooms Business 53 X   > 6 *  
102 Classrooms Business 53 X   > 6 *  
103 Classrooms Business 50 X   > 6 *  
108 Classrooms Business 56 X   > 6 *  
118 Classrooms Business 78 X   > 6 *  
120 Classrooms Business 78 X   > 6 *  
141 Classrooms Business 78 X   > 6 *  
151 Classrooms Business 78 X   > 6 *  
153 Classrooms Business 78 X   > 6 *  
300 Classrooms Business   X   > 6 *  
301A Classrooms Business 14 X   > 6 *  
302 Classrooms Business 40 X   > 6 *  
303 Classrooms Business 12 X   > 6 *  
304 Classrooms Business 53 X   > 6 *  
305 Classrooms Business 52 X   > 6 *  
308 Classrooms Business 68 X   > 6 *  
312 Classrooms Business 80 X   > 6 *  
LL200 Classrooms Business   X   > 6 *  
LL200A Classrooms Business   X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
120 Classrooms Mining Engineering   X   6.3  
120D Teaching Labs Mining Engineering   X   4.5  
132 Teaching Labs Mining Engineering   X   14.8  
221 Teaching Labs Mining Engineering   X   11.0  
230 Teaching Labs Computing   X   9.4  
241 Teaching Labs Computing   X   5.9  
247 Classrooms Central Classrooms 37 X   6.2  
248 Teaching Labs Computing   X   6.1  
254 Classrooms Central Classrooms 63 X   6.2  
330 Teaching Labs Mining Engineering   X   10.3  
438 Teaching Labs Mining Engineering   X   7.3  
443 Teaching Labs Mining Engineering   X   8.2  
449 Classrooms Mining Engineering   X   7.9  
521 Classrooms Computing 27 X   8.8  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
101 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   16.9  
102 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   9.7  
103 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   17.3  
104 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.2  
105 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   17.3  
106 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.2  
107 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   17.3  
108 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.2  
109 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   17.3  
110 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.2  
111 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   17.3  
112 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.2  
114 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.2  
115 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   5.3  
115A Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   16.0  
120 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   12.4  
124 Classrooms Music, School Of 77 X   13.4  
125 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   6.4  
126 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   6.6  
127 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   15.1  
127A Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   8.2  
128 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   7.1  
213 Classrooms Music, School Of 31 X   10.2  
214 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   12.7  
227 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   15.9  
228 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   8.2  
229 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   8.5  
304 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   9.9  
308 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   10.1  
312 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   9.3  
315 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   8.5  
316 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   9.9  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
102 Classrooms Central Classrooms 221 X   13.3  
131 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   11.0  
132 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   10.6  
219 Teaching Labs Psychology   X   16.9  
223 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   8.2  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
104 Teaching Labs Drama   X   > 6 *  
105 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   > 6 *  
118 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
122 Classrooms Film Studies 90 X   > 6 *  
126A Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   > 6 *  
126B Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   > 6 *  
126C Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   > 6 *  
126D Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   > 6 *  
128 Teaching Labs Music, School Of   X   > 6 *  
307 Classrooms Film Studies 16 X   > 6 *  
312 Classrooms Central Classrooms 28 X   > 6 *  
313A Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
322 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
323 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
324 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
325 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
326 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
327 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
328 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
329 Classrooms Central Classrooms 58 X   > 6 *  
336 Teaching Labs Film Studies   X   > 6 *  
342 Classrooms Central Classrooms 34 X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
116 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering     X 0.0 Yes
301 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering     X 0.0 Yes
301A Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering     X 0.0 Yes

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
101 Classrooms Central Classrooms 54 X   7.5  
102 Classrooms Central Classrooms 34 X   7.2  
110 Classrooms Central Classrooms 36 X   7.1  
115 Classrooms Central Classrooms 35 X   7.1  
116 Classrooms Central Classrooms 36 X   7.1  
118 Classrooms Central Classrooms 67 X   7.5  
126 Classrooms Central Classrooms 99 X   10.4  
127 Classrooms Central Classrooms 126 X   10.9  
128 Classrooms Central Classrooms 95 X   10.4  
155 Classrooms Central Classrooms 94 X   7.2  
157 Classrooms Central Classrooms 50 X   8.1  
222 Classrooms Math & Stats 10 X   6.1  
225 Classrooms Central Classrooms 63 X   11.4  
234 Classrooms Central Classrooms 74 X   11.8  
319 Classrooms Central Classrooms 20 X   11.7  
422 Classrooms Central Classrooms 34 X   10.3  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
100 Classrooms Central Classrooms 173 X   > 6 *  
101 Classrooms Central Classrooms 105 X   > 6 *  
102 Classrooms Central Classrooms 16 X   > 6 *  
103 Classrooms Central Classrooms 16 X   > 6 *  
104 Classrooms Central Classrooms 23 X   > 6 *  
105 Classrooms Central Classrooms 14 X   > 6 *  
106 Classrooms Central Classrooms 36 X   > 6 *  
107 Classrooms Central Classrooms 36 X   > 6 *  
202 Teaching Labs Kinesiology   X   > 6 *  
203 Teaching Labs Kinesiology   X   > 6 *  
212 Classrooms Kinesiology   X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
100 Classrooms School Of English 40 X   4.0 Yes
101 Classrooms Central Classrooms 143 X   > 6 *  
104 Classrooms Central Classrooms 40 X   3.1 Yes
108 Classrooms Central Classrooms 40 X   3.1 Yes
112 Classrooms Central Classrooms 40 X   4.0 Yes
200 Classrooms Central Classrooms 700 X   5.5  
201 Classrooms Central Classrooms 170 X   6.3  
202 Classrooms Central Classrooms 20 X   2.7 Yes
204 Classrooms Central Classrooms 40 X   2.6 Yes
205 Classrooms Central Classrooms 32 X   3.2 Yes
208 Classrooms Central Classrooms 40 X   2.7 Yes
209 Classrooms Central Classrooms 24 X   3.0 Yes
210 Classrooms Central Classrooms 22 X   2.6 Yes
304 Classrooms Central Classrooms 25 X   5.8  
308 Classrooms Central Classrooms 25 X   5.9  
313 Classrooms Central Classrooms 49 X   3.8 Yes

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
107 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   11.4  
110 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   11.4  
111A Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.7  
111B Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.0  
112 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   5.7  
113 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.6  
114 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.6  
115 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.7  
116 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.6  
117 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.7  
119 Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   7.0  
12-008 Classrooms Rehabilitation Therapy 48 X   4.7  
12-021 Teaching Labs Rehabilitation Therapy   X   3.9 Yes
122A Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.9  
122B Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.9  
204CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   7.9  
205CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   11.2  
206CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   11.2  
207CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.0  
211CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.7  
212CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.1  
213CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.1  
214CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.6  
215CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.6  
216CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.8  
217ACL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.8  
217BCL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   6.7  
224CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   5.9  
227CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   9.0  
228CL Teaching Labs Clinical Ed Centre   X   9.2  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
A309 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   6.0  
A311 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   6.0  
A416 Classrooms Central Classrooms 20 X   8.9  
A516 Classrooms Economics 17 X   8.9  
B139A Teaching Labs Cultural Studies   X   19.8  
B201 Classrooms Central Classrooms 103 X   6.0  
B313 Classrooms Political Studies 26 X   7.3  
C416 Classrooms Central Classrooms 16 X   8.3  
C420 Classrooms Central Classrooms 16 X   8.2  
C508 Classrooms Central Classrooms 28 X   5.6  
D122 Classrooms Central Classrooms 28 X   5.4  
D201 Classrooms Central Classrooms 98 X   5.5  
D214 Classrooms Central Classrooms 52 X   3.5  
D216 Classrooms Central Classrooms 52 X   3.5  
D326 Classrooms Geography 16 X   7.9  
D405 Classrooms Central Classrooms 24 X   7.8  
D432 Teaching Labs Sociology   X   10.7  
E104 Teaching Labs Geography   X   6.3  
E202 Classrooms Central Classrooms 30 X   7.8  
E223 Teaching Labs Geography   X   13.3  
E229 Classrooms Geography 53 X   7.0  
E230 Classrooms Geography 44 X   6.8  
E314 Classrooms Geography 16 X   8.2  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
103 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   > 6 *  
110 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   4.4  
110B Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   > 6 *  
110D Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   > 6 *  
114 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   4.4  
306 Classrooms Central Classrooms 71 X   5.9  
315 Classrooms Central Classrooms 110 X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
100A Classrooms Assembly & Exhibition     X 0.0 Yes
102 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
105 Classrooms Central Classrooms 110 X   4.8  
106 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
201 Classrooms Central Classrooms 110   X 0.0 Yes
205 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
210 Classrooms Central Classrooms 60   X 0.0 Yes
215 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
225 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
319 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
322 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
329 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
407 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
409 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
B02A Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes
B10 Teaching Labs Geology     X 0.0 Yes

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
126 Classrooms Registrar 22 X   > 6 *  
130 Classrooms Registrar 35 X   > 6 *  
211 Classrooms Mechanical Engineering 60 X   > 6 *  
211A Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   > 6 *  
215 Classrooms Applied Science Office 80 X   > 6 *  
225 Classrooms Applied Science Office 80 X   > 6 *  
235 Classrooms Applied Science Office 80 X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
107 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   7.2  
201 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   3.7  
203 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   10.2  
204 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering     X 0.0 Yes
205 Teaching Labs Mechanical Engineering   X   6.9  
232 Classrooms Central Classrooms 34 X   10.2  
321 Classrooms Central Classrooms 62 X   5.7  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
106 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.3 Yes
107 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.5  
108 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   5.7  
109 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   0.8 Yes
111 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   6.4  
113 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   15.0  
114 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.2  
115 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.0  
206 Classrooms Central Classrooms 35 X   7.0  
207 Classrooms Central Classrooms 36 X   6.3  
208 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   6.6  
209 Classrooms Central Classrooms 45 X   4.5  
210 Classrooms Art History 28 X   5.0  
214 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.3  
215 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   3.4 Yes
216 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   8.2  
221 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   6.9  
221B Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   8.1  
222 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   3.7 Yes
223 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.4  
307 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   7.2  
308 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.7  
309 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   4.5  
405 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   3.7  
408 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   6.4  
410 Teaching Labs Studio BFA (former Fine Arts)   X   5.7  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
101 Classrooms Pathology 36 X   4.4  
102 Classrooms Pathology 25 X   8.1  
104 Classrooms Central Classrooms 98 X   11.5  
107 Classrooms Pathology 25 X   6.1  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
021 Classrooms Undergrad Med Ed 46 X   > 6 *  
032A Classrooms Undergrad Med Ed 128 X   > 6 *  
101A Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101B Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101C Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101D Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101E Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101F Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101G Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101H Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101J Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101K Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101L Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101M Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101N Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101P Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101Q Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101R Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101S Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101T Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101U Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
101V Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
112 Classrooms Undergrad Med Ed 14 X   > 6 *  
114 Classrooms Undergrad Med Ed 14 X   > 6 *  
132A Classrooms Undergrad Med Ed 128 X   > 6 *  
200 Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
203A Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
203B Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
203C Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
206A Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
206C Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
234A Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
234B Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
234C Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
234D Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
234E Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
234F Teaching Labs Undergrad Med Ed   X   > 6 *  
302A Classrooms Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
302B Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
322A Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
323 Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
400A Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
400B Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
400C Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
401A Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  
401B Teaching Labs Biol & Molecul Sci   X   > 6 *  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
301A Classrooms Central Classrooms 149 X   8.8  
301B Classrooms Central Classrooms 148 X   8.8  
301C Classrooms Central Classrooms 152 X   8.8  
301D Classrooms Central Classrooms 239 X   6.9  
401 Classrooms Central Classrooms 47 X   9.4  
402 Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.5  
403 Teaching Labs Physics   X   10.6  
404 Teaching Labs Physics   X   17.7  
404A Teaching Labs Physics   X   12.7  
405 Teaching Labs Physics   X   7.1  
406 Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.4  
407 Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.4  
409 Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.4  
410 Teaching Labs Physics 23 X   9.4  
412A Teaching Labs Physics 58 X   9.4  
414 Classrooms Central Classrooms 51 X   9.5  
503 Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.5  
504 Teaching Labs Physics   X   6.3  
504A Teaching Labs Physics   X   6.1  
504B Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.3  
504C Teaching Labs Physics   X   27.8  
505 Teaching Labs Physics   X   22.3  
505A Teaching Labs Physics   X   6.7  
506 Teaching Labs Physics   X   22.4  
506A Teaching Labs Physics   X   22.0  
506B Teaching Labs Physics   X   8.6  
506C Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.0  
506D Teaching Labs Physics   X   8.6  
506E Teaching Labs Physics   X   7.8  
507 Teaching Labs Physics   X   5.1  
507A Teaching Labs Physics   X   6.2  
507B Teaching Labs Physics   X   10.3  
508 Teaching Labs Physics   X   6.3  
508A Teaching Labs Physics   X   6.8  
508B Teaching Labs Physics   X   12.3  
508C Teaching Labs Physics   X   9.3  
508D Teaching Labs Physics   X   11.1  
509 Teaching Labs Physics   X   4.7  
512 Teaching Labs Physics   X   5.3  
513 Teaching Labs Physics   X   5.3  
514 Teaching Labs Physics   X   5.2  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
145 Classrooms A&S Office 58 X   12.4  
202 Classrooms Central Classrooms 50 X   11.8  
212 Classrooms MIR Program 6 X   12.5  
305 Classrooms Policy Studies   X   13.3  
334 Classrooms Policy Studies 37 X   20.3  
554 Classrooms Central Classrooms 37 X   18.3  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
001 Teaching Labs Drama   X   > 6 *  
027 Teaching Labs Drama     X 0.0 Yes
101 Teaching Labs Drama   X   14.7  
102 Classrooms Drama 40 X   6.8  
106 Teaching Labs Drama   X   6.7  
115 Teaching Labs Drama   X   9.1  
118 Classrooms Drama 16   X 0.0 Yes
203 Classrooms Central Classrooms 32 X   5.3  
209 Classrooms Central Classrooms 31 X   6.0  
215 Teaching Labs Central Classrooms 178 X   > 6 *  
216 Teaching Labs Drama   X   > 6 *  
226 Classrooms Religion 12 X   3.0 Yes
302 Teaching Labs Central Classrooms   X   > 6 *  
415 Classrooms Religion 16 X   18.4  

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
205 Classrooms Central Classrooms 201 X   8.3  
210 Classrooms Central Classrooms 95 X   8.1  
212 Classrooms Central Classrooms 35 X   9.7  
214 Teaching Labs Electrical  Engineering   X   4.4  
310 Teaching Labs Computing   X   7.4  
620 Classrooms Electrical  Engineering 31 X   1.2 Yes
722 Classrooms Electrical  Engineering 31 X   0.8 Yes

Room Code Category Description Department Name Seat Capacity (where available) Mechanically Ventilated Not Mechanically Ventilated eACH Air Purifier
114 Teaching Labs Classics   X   15.7  
122 Classrooms Central Classrooms 22 X   6.7  
207 Classrooms Central Classrooms 22 X   3.6 Yes
217 Classrooms Central Classrooms 70 X   15.0  
401 Classrooms Central Classrooms 25 X   3.5 Yes
411 Classrooms English 28 X   3.5 Yes
522 Classrooms Classics 18 X   9.2  

* These are modern systems. Spot checks have been conducted to verify they are exceeding 6 eACH.
** Further site investigation is required.

Libraries

The health and safety of our entire community is our highest priority. Libraries are expected to be at or near capacity as permitted by Public Health regulations, with all occupants wearing masks. In addition, there are hand sanitizer stations at the entrances and exits of all buildings as well as sanitation wipe stations for desktops and equipment throughout these facilities.  Vaccination remains the most important factor in protecting the community, and all students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated.  Those that are not vaccinated will be subject to additional health and safety protocols, such as regular testing. 

While there are no regulated targets for Equivalent Air Changes (eACH) per hour, the university undertook an analysis of the eACHs in public spaces in the libraries. Air changes per hour indicate the number of times in an hour that the entire air volume of the room is changed by the ventilation equipment.

Below is the eACH for the public spaces in the six Kingston campus libraries. The additional measures noted above, as noted by ASHRAE and Public Health Ontario, further reduce the risk of aerosol exposure in all libraries.  
 

Name Equivalent Air Changes/h
Bracken (Botterell) 3.2
Kathleen Ryan Hall 6.7
Law (Lederman) 5.9
Education (McArthur) 7.2
Stauffer 6.3
Douglas 8.7