as this university stayed ahead of the curve with its digital
library, designers harnessed the benefits of radiant heating and
cooling with the advantages of natural HVAC. With a building that
frequently employs hybrid or all-natural modes, readers and
researchers can enjoy lower-impact comfort to go with the sights and
sounds of Lake Michigan.
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.