Muench is director of corporate accounts for Tridium, Inc. (www.tridium.com). Tridium, a global software and technology company, is the inventor of the Niagara Framework®, a software platform for connecting devices to each other and to the enterprise. He is also host of TridiumTalk, a monthly Webinar series centered on issues facing the BAS industry and the Niagara community today.
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.