In which the authors take out the original unit designed specifically for K-12 and see how things have changed in the decades since it first went to school. Time and technology have solved some problems, yet an old-fashioned issue like ease of maintenance can still pose headaches (or backaches). All in all, this update about a well-known design option deserves a permanent spot in your three-ring reference binder.
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.