Trane has expanded its ductless portfolio to include the new Trane® Water-Source VRF Ductless Systems. The company reports that the new systems provide energy-efficient climate solutions for multi-tenant and diversely occupied buildings, including commercial real estate, and K-12 and higher education facilities.
Tate® Airflow is introducing IsoFlo™, a fully contained cabinet. The IsoFlo cabinet offers a more efficient and flexible data center design when compared to aisle containment systems, according to the company.
Onset has released its HOBO UX120 Thermocouple Logger, a four-channel LCD data logger for measuring and recording temperature in a broad range of monitoring applications. The new logger records temperatures over a broad range (-260⁰ to 1,820⁰ C) and can accept up to four J, K, T, E, R, S, B, or N type probes.
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.