Weaver is a partner with Conservation Mechanical Systems and is a manufacturer’s representative. He is a registered professional engineer in California and a past president and current active member of the Redwood Empire Section of the Golden Gate ASHRAE chapter, of which he currently serves on the board of governors.
thought that might get your attention. A wider envelope for
ASHRAE-recommended conditions, attention to traditional topics like
air contamination and water treatment, and work on new technology all
offer opportunities for teams willing to expand their horizons. You
might be surprised at some of the cities best poised to take
advantage of today’s circumstances.
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.