Tour Andover Controls has introduced onSiTE, a pre-packaged, Web-based control solution for small buildings. The system is designed to bring energy savings, lighting efficiency, and the convenience of Web-based monitoring to owners of multiple, similar properties, such as chain stores, branch offices, and small office buildings. Additional information about onSiTE can be found at www.andoveronsite.com.
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.