MEMSIC Inc. has created its MEMS based pressure sensor designed for VAV damper control as well as HVC applications such as room pressure monitoring, fume hood controls, furnace press switches, heat recovery systems, burner control, fan control, filter monitoring, and many others.
Distech Controls has introduced the EC-Smart-Air, the latest addition to its Allure™ communicating sensor series. Designed for projects that require precise environmental sensing, the EC-Smart-Air is a three-in-one sensor, combining temperature, humidity, and CO2. Distech Controls says its latest offering allows for time and cost savings with a single device to be mounted, wired, and commissioned.
Acuity Brands Inc. introduced its new LSXR Fixture-Mount Sensor from Sensor Switch®. This sensor offers up to four interchangeable lenses and an integrated, adjustable mounting bracket, making it ideal for both high-mount and low-mount lighting control applications.
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.