A new selection of test and measurement equipment called Digi-Sense™ has been introduced by Davis Instruments. The equipment includes temperature, humidity, airflow, and light meters as well as manometers in an expanding line of products. The company says the tools are rugged enough for rigorous use and arrive precalibrated for time and cost efficiencies.
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.