HVAC may also prove helpful when taking equipment offline for
scheduled maintenance, tackling seasonal loads, or adding redundancy
to existing systems. Just as important, though, is the need to
consider your needs ahead of time to properly select the plans and
partners that can help you steer clear of avoidable problems.
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.