Ditzler is product manager for Lumisys. He is a LEED® accredited professional and also participates in the Building Technologies graduate program, College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Reach him by e-mail at Gary Ditzler.
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.