K-12 HVAC

HRVs and ERVs For Classroom Ventilation Applications

Recovering sensible or total heat, wheels or cubes, optional add-ons like fans and filters and assorted sensors ... it takes some homework to specify the right energy-saving recovery ventilator for your school application.
It doesn’t get much more sensitive in HVAC design than designing ventilation systems for the schools that our youth occupy during their learning years.
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Hybrid HVAC design earns high marks at KY school

The new $60-million George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, KY, is saving 35% each month in utility costs, thanks to its green design.
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Contingency plan keeps school in session during HVAC outage

Afternoon temperatures in Virginia can reach uncomfortable highs on late summer days.
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Energy recovery earns high marks at RI career academy

Designing a new high school to be 40% more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1 – 2001 energy requirements is a lofty goal.
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Sustainable Schools: Teaching By Example

See how Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools weathered an economic downturn through efficiency, managing to use less energy while adding facilities.
Providing high-quality education for our nation’s children in grades K-12 has never been more important than it is today. The world is changing fast, and we need to provide an educational system that prepares them for this fast paced world in which we live.
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Ventilation To Improve IAQ In Schools

The author heads to the blackboard to break down fundamental outside air and sensor strategies (and how they can work together).
Providing high-quality education for our nation’s children in grades K-12 has never been more important than it is today. The world is changing quickly, and we need to provide an educational system that prepares them for this fast paced world in which we live.
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Pharmaceutical Projects Are Different

Especially compared to school challenges, the proper reply is, “Oh, please.”
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High school's summer job: quieter, efficient chillers

A quiet learning environment, consistent comfort, and energy efficiency topped the list of requirements at Northbrook Junior High School in selecting chillers as part of a $1.88 million life-safety improvement renovation project. The two-story, 135,000-sq- ft school was originally built in 1958 and now serves 650 students in grades six through eight. The renovation project included replacement of all heating and cooling system components.
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Doing Your Homework To Avert A Catastrophe

A learning environment adds extra meaning to the risks of “run to fail” mode, which can have the same effect on the budget as it does on the equipment. Covering everything from specification to installation and operation, schools need a permanent plan on hand for the moment when temporary HVAC becomes necessary.
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Tomorrow’s Environment

Energy & Environmental Management Is A Team Effort

Organize the players and communicate the successes.
This past March, I asked the question, “Do you have a corporate sustainability plan?” and recently I was discussing this topic with a director of a physical plant for a major college on the East Coast. He commented, “Energy conservation and environmental management should be a team effort.”
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