Building Innovation 2015: The National Institute of Building Sciences Third Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, January 6-9, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., will explore Creating High-Performing Resilient Communities. During the Conference, the Institute will present an informative agenda that highlights its activities and programs for developing innovative solutions for the built environment. Read More
Building Commissioning is the process of verifying all of the buildings subsystems, depending upon scope, which may include HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Electrical, Fire Alarm, Security; Communications and Building Envelope.
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.