In April, Tom Durkin hosted an extremely popular ES webinar tackling humidity in schools. We ran out of time and had a slew of leftover questions, so here, his engineering team joins him in addressing them. Caveat: The questions often solicit professional opinions based on experience, but that candid exchange is part of the beauty of the webinar, right?
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.