Gowan is CEO of Energy Control Inc. (ECI) and is Chairman Emeritus of
the U.S. DOE GridWise Architecture Council. He is collaborating as an
energy and buildings champion on the Team of Leaders with the Galvin
Electricity Initiative. He is co-chair of the National Institute of
Standards and Technology Building to Grid Working Group and is on the
board of the NewEnergy Alliance created by Constellation NewEnergy.
He also sits on technical advisory boards and is a contributing
editor with several magazines including Engineered Systems and
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.