Executing a large and complex boiler decentralization mission with an aggressive timetable and ongoing critical activities is fraught with engineering versions of land mines, pitfalls, and friendly fire. What better facility to undertake this mission than a U.S. Marine Corps training site? See how solid planning and team performance hurdled multiple obstacles to improve economy and service for 125 buildings.
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.