This business requires practical, not prodigy. We are not building something to take us to the moon. The building industry is far simpler than that and so we need good engineers, administrators, accountants, etc., not rocket scientists!
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.