As the burden of building data gets heavier, strategies for managing it take to the sky, so to speak. Whether it’s sorting your services smartly or learning to use SCADA or OPC, modern building automation aims to help you succeed by keeping your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground.
Trainees should see the big picture behind the mentoring process.From the time I got into this business 43 years ago this month, I have had the benefit of working with many helpful people who have contributed to my career. In turn, I have strived to do the same.
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.