Power management company Eaton has launched its new Pow-R-Line® PXBCM Branch Circuit Monitor panelboard. The integrated panelboard monitors up to 84 branch circuits and provides facility managers across industries with remote access to live energy readings.
Daikin Applied has expanded its line of air cooled scroll chillers. The chillers are designed to help facility managers in K-12 schools better manage rising energy costs and the burdens of aging equipment. Trailblazer, the customizable chiller, is now available in sizes from 30 to 240 tons.
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.