Are there HEPA – or high-efficiency particulate air – filters in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of buildings on campus?

Buildings on the Corvallis campus were designed for specific filters recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The function of the space (office, lab, resident hall or classroom) determines the design of  the system. Using HEPA filters in systems not designed for this type of filtering can lead to restricted airflow.

Corvallis campus maintenance staff follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers recommendations on designing a building's HVAC system, ventilating outside air into buildings and changing air filters on a schedule.

Last Modified: 
June 18, 2020