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.