minimum requirements may involve more than you think. However, while
there are some areas - such as certain sensors - where you won’t
want to skimp, owners do have some flexibility in reaching acceptable
performance with lowest life-cycle cost.
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.