With the most recent generation of UVC technology, "enlightened" facilities can cut coil cleaning and energy costs while attacking other building ills as well. Here's an overview of how UVC is catching up to hvac concerns, and an illuminating primer on what to look for in such equipment.
The renovation of the Pentagon is well underway, including two revolutionary aspects for the federal government: The remaining Pentagon project will be design-build, and the whole structure will undergo extensive commissioning.
A smoke and fire building control system performs two main functions. The first is protecting the building occupants and property. The second is providing fire-fighting controls used by firefighters. Using ventilation and containment principles well can get the job done.
That venerable bastion of American security is undergoing a 20-year, $1.2 billion renovation that will essentially take the 6.5 million-sq-ft building down to the slab and columns before it is rebuilt.
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.