Papagni is a mechanical/commissioning engineer
for RDK. He has over 10 years of experience in providing design, construction
administration and commissioning services for a variety of project types,
including hospitals, laboratories, and chiller plant renovations. He is a graduate
of Wentworth Institute of Technology and a member of ASHRAE.
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.