When this Maine hospital decided to implement a totally new HVAC system to manage temperature and humidity levels in its operating suites, the resulting custom ventilation/dehumidification system got the attention of the DOE. The project team was lucky as well as good, finding a serendipitous solution for its temporary changeover cooling needs that played right into the facility's long-term plans. Read on about implementing innovation within a tight installation window.
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.