Daniels is director of research for Ingenuity IEQ, Inc., a company that specializes in critical airflow controls and engineered solutions for improving IAQ, where he is devel-oping applications for nonthermal plasmas and UV photocatalytic technologies for treatment of VOCs, particulate matter, and bioaerosols in indoor air environments. He is also an adjunct professor (Departments of Chemical Engineering, and Civil & Environmental Engineering) at the University of Michigan, and the author of over 200 papers on a variety of environmental subjects.
In this white paper, take the scenic route to the topic with a quick, interesting overview of CO2 and its “life” in health and society thus far. Then move on to a discussion of managing CO2 in the building, the details of proactive and reactive technologies, and the VOCs, PMx and other contaminants that today’s facilities contend with.
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.