Considine is co-chair of the OASIS oBIX Technical Committee and has been working with enterprise applications and integration of embedded control systems for 20 years. As a systems specialist in facilities services at the University of North Carolina, he has struggled with the network demands, poor data sharing, and non-scalable security issues posed by last-generation control systems. This led to his focus on open discoverable data standards for control systems. Before coming to UNC, he worked to integrate other silo processes into the enterprise for companies including The Architect’s Collaborative, Reebok, and Digital Equipment Corporation.
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.