consistency of the process is part of commissioning’s value, but
each project includes different obstacles, installation issues, and
client team backgrounds. To coordinate performance in the piping,
expansion tanks, pumps, and other components of popular hydronics
systems, it takes a sound strategy of documentation, discussion, and
testing. From owner’s requirements to post-occupancy follow-up,
review how to put all the pieces together.
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.