The anticipation surrounding the construction of a major new school facility is often tempered with concerns about long-term operating costs, particularly recently due to rapidly increasing utility costs. In Northville,
Budgetary restraints were challenging, but they didn't foil attempts by engineers, architects, and contractors to construct a state-of-the-art natatorium for Mainland Regional High School in the Atlantic City, NJ, suburb
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.