how the song goes, there actually is something like the real thing.
Here, one consulting firm reports on its own use of CFD - when to
deploy it, how to incorporate it in given situations, and what kinds
of benefits it can yield. From identifying trouble spots in fume
ventilation to making a school district more comfortable with
committing to underfloor air, the advantages can add up.
Integration has been the buzzword for this Colorado district, even going back to the way funding was obtained. From a hydronics system designed with simplicity and smart sequencing in mind to right-sizing throughout the project, engineers made this school a study in simultaneously pursuing first-cost and long-term performance success.
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.