A cogeneration system and new central chilled water loop are already paying off for the University of Florida. Now, a 34-building performance contract retrofit should save another $4 million annually.These
Pittsburgh's Duquesne University installed chillers on the sloped floor of a space previously used as a parking deck.Duquesne University in Pittsburgh features one of the most comfortable urban campuses in
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.