Ventilation: Air Quality at Mastery Schools | Mastery Charter School

Listen and learn as Omar Robinson, Sr. Director of Facilities Management of Mastery Schools, shares some of the incredible improvements Mastery has made to our schools’ air quality and ventilation systems to prepare for a #SafeReturntoSchools. We’ve made a $3 million investment to upgrade our building’s ventilation systems and purchase plasma air cleaning units that remove over 99% of virus particles from the air!

Background

As part of Mastery’s COVID-19 health & safety planning, we conducted a complete review of every school’s ventilation systems.

 

As a way to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in school buildings and workplaces, the CDC recommends improving building ventilation. The following steps are suggested:

  1. Increase flow of outdoor air
  2. Increase total airflow supply
  3. Open windows when possible to increase amount of outdoor air (not required if proper air filtration exists in the space)
  4. Improve central air filtration or consider using portable HEPA filtration systems

 

Mastery hired third-party environmental consultants to conduct a thorough review of every school’s ventilation system and indoor air quality to minimize transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Mastery and its consultants followed the guidance issued by ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Findings

14 schools had HVAC systems that could be brought to ASHRAE standards by using existing ventilation and filtration systems

 

Clymer

Cramer Hill

Douglass

East Camden

Lenfest

Mastery High School of Camden

  • Balanced and checked all equipment for full functionality
  • Please check back soon for full school ventilation report

Molina Lower

Molina Upper

Pickett

Prep Elementary

Prep Middle

Shoemaker

Thomas High

Wister

10 schools required purchase of air purifying systems

 

Cleveland

Hardy Williams

Harrity

Mann

McGraw

Molina Annex

Pastorius

Thomas El

Smedley

Simon Gratz