Mechanical & Electrical Systems

Designing HVAC, lighting, security and other systems to optimize efficient function of school facilities.


James Rydeen, ATS&R

Facility Planning: The Iceman Cometh

Feb. 12, 2013
Consider thermal ice storage to save money and increase efficiency.
Iowa State University solved comfort and IAQ issues resulting from stagnant hot air with a natural ventilation approach by installing 10 ceiling fans of various sizes around the upper indoor track in its recreation facility. Photo: Big Ass Fans

Improving Learning With Better Air Quality

Feb. 12, 2013
Regardless of a building’s age, strategies can be incorporated to fulfill comfort needs and financial responsibilities, and allay IAQ concerns.

Modern Efficiencies for Healthy Schools

Sept. 1, 2012
HVAC control innovations can help schools and universities control costs and increase comfort.
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Strategies for Success: Energy/HVAC for Healthy Schools

July 1, 2012
Hillsborough County (Fla.) School District and how it handles energy costs and efficiency.
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Stretching Energy Dollars for Healthy Schools

June 1, 2011
Monitoring energy through chiller plant optimization.


Asu Smart

eBook: Smart Steps

Sept. 17, 2020
An AS&U guide that will "floor" you