has more than 35 years in the industry, providing solutions for an
impressive number of mechanical engineering projects. His expertise
and excellence in leadership have led him to a management role as
Wood Harbinger’s vice president of mechanical engineering.
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.