almost any aspect of health care, standards and/or regulations can
border on the overwhelming. Air filtration is no different, yet as in
other aspects of health care, proper performance is critical for
safety as well as licensure. Keep up with classifications for
filtration efficiencies, three patient segregation
categories pertinent to filtration, and the latest on various
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.