In addition to promoting the efficiency and economy of providing a
fancoil unit for each lab space to complement a more typical VAV
approach, the author also submits a few tips for the design and
submittal process for consultants.
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.