Greenheck’s new Model EVH-501D stationary vertical blade louver is Florida Building Code Approved for use in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone and Miami-Dade Approved for use where the room behind the louver is not designed to drain water penetrating into the room or the room will house non-water resistant or water proof equipment, components, or supplies.
The new Greenheck model EVH-501 is a wind-driven rain louver designed to protect air intake and exhaust openings in building exterior walls from direct water penetration even in the most extreme weather conditions.
The latest version of the Pottorff ECD-545 5-in horizontal blade, wind-driven rain louver comes with updated AMCA CRP ratings. The ECD-545 now has a Class A rating at a core velocity of 886 fpm for the 29 mph, 3 in/hr simulated AMCA Wind-Driven Rain Test.
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.