passion for advancing sustainability in the field of mechanical
engineering is obvious from her project designs. Her eight years of
experience encompass an extensive list of complex projects and
professional accreditations. Frentrop specializes in HVAC system
design and ELCCA analysis as a lead mechanical engineer at Wood
The University of Washington is managing 21 LEED® projects at the moment, but few UW facilities aremore interdisciplinary than 90-year-old Savery Hall. Therefore, it was only appropriate that amixed-mode strategy including VRF and natural ventilation should combine the new and the oldto deliver a lesson in performance.
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.