Taco has expanded its suction diffuser line with three new sizes: 4- by 2.5-in, 5- by 3-in, and 8- by 5-in sizes. Taco says its suction diffusers incorporate numerous features into one device that simplifies installations and reduces installation costs.
Victaulic says it is continuing to advance its patented installation-ready™ line with the availability of Style 107 QuickVic® rigid couplings in 10- and 12-in sizes. The additional sizes are designed to give contractors, engineers, and owners more opportunities to maximize efficiency by reducing installation time and increasing safety.
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.