David Lavan

Lavan is a senior engineer with Elara Energy Services. In addition to his experience in MEP design, he has lectured in the mechanical engineering department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received three first place Illinois ASHRAE excellence in engineering awards. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, a bachelor of science degree in physics from Northeastern Illinois University and a masters of science degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Lakefront Library: Radiant Systems Meet Natural Ventilation

Just 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.
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