your project is a facility for studying productivity and building
energy systems, expectations for both performance and sustainability
are raised. See what else was raised in Syracuse, from the floor
plenums to the idea of changing the originally proposed temperature
setpoints, to the “cloud” formations of radiant panels used for
both heating and cooling.
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.