boilers, demand controlled ventilation, thermal storage … these are
just a few tactics used in this Connecticut community’s long-term
strategy to improve performance and drive savings. See how a
team-wide, high-performance-design charrette got everyone pointed
toward success from the start.
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.