Lanham is president
of KBD/Technic, Inc. with over 41 years experience in the design and
installation of dust control and industrial ventilation systems. He is a registered
professional engineer in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida,
Wisconsin, Virginia, Washington, Nebraska, and Alabama and a Certified Visual
Emissions Evaluator. He is a member of ASHRAE, the American Council of
Governmental Industrial Hygienists, and a member of the ANSI B-11 Coolant
Delivery System Ventilation Standard Committee (and acts as sub-committee vice
chairman). In addition, Lanham has been an instructor at the Industrial
Ventilation Conference held at Michigan State University, North Carolina State
University, University of Alabama - Birmingham, and the University of Arizona.
Reduce energy costs for ventilation and emission
control systems with careful attention to four basic factors. Deeper within
this quartet of concerns, seemingly minor elements like side draft hoods and
extra elbows can inflate costs further, but smart fan design and good pressure
monitoring can save the day (and the budget). By Gerry Lanham, P.E.
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.