Who wants to be sued over IAQ issues? Of course you don't, but it happens all the time. This author, an ASHRAE member and IAQ litigation expert, looks at CMMS from a legal perspective, outlining how having a CMMS can protect a facility in court and how you can deter a suit from starting in the first place. By David M. Governo
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.