has 10 years of mechanical design experience. His project experience
includes aerospace and industrial facilities, healthcare facilities,
higher educational facilities, laboratories and research facilities.
Maxson has extensive experience conducting engineering studies,
building energy modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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.
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.