K–12 & Higher Learning

Common design considerations in schools include operating and energy savings, creating a comfortable, productive learning environment, low maintenance and easy service, and application flexibility and performance. These requirements are captured within ASHRAE’s Advanced Energy Design Guides for K–12 Schools, which are a great resource for designers as they provide practical and realistic strategies for improving the learning environment with off-the-shelf technologies.

Download Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG)

Venmar CES offers the following solutions recommended by the Advanced Energy Design Guides for achieving energy savings while improving the indoor environment for students and teachers:

For more information on the energy recovery solutions available for your education project, review our Case Studies below or contact your local Representative.

Battle Creek Central High School – Battle Creek, MI

EnergyPack® Air Handlers with Ground Source Heat Pumps and Enthalpy Wheels/Plate Heat Exchangers

    Venmar CES Dedicated Outdoor Air System with Energy Recovery
  • A 250,000 sq. ft. high school renovation with a 160,800 sq. ft. expansion.
  • Involved 14 Venmar CES EnergyPack air handlers with integrated ground source heat pumps—some with enthalpy wheels and some with plate heat exchangers.
  • Air handler sizes ranged from 3,800 to 42,500 cfm. Largest AHU provided dehumidification in pool area and incorporated an aluminum air-to-air plate heat exchanger with AHRI Certified™ performance.
  • Heat pumps utilize ground water as the heat sink and provide the school with simultaneous heating and cooling throughout the year.
  • Read our Case Study.

John E. Jaqua Academic Center – Eugene, OR

EnergyPack Rooftop Air Handlers with Water Source Heat Pumps and Energy Recovery

    Venmar CES Rooftop Air Handler
  • A 40,000 sq. ft. learning center for student athletes located at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon occupied in 2010.
  • Unique building design incorporates a curtain wall of glass, with a 5-foot space between it and the actual building wall, which is also largely glass.
  • Neutral ventilation air is supplied to the space by Venmar CES rooftop EnergyPack dedicated outdoor air units with integrated water source heat pumps (WSHP).
  • Unit sizes: 5,500 cfm, 5,200 cfm and 2,835 cfm, with integrated WSHP sizes 4 to 8.5 tons.
  • Excess building relief air and bathroom exhaust air are ducted through an AHRI Certified plate heat exchanger inside the unit.
  • Read our Case Study.

South Dakota State University Dykhouse Student Athlete Center – Brookings, SD

Indoor EnergyPack Units with Enthalpy Wheels/Sensible Plate Heat Exchangers

    Venmar CES EnergyPack Installation - SDSU Dykhouse Student Athlete Center
  • New construction project consisting of a 30,000 sq. ft. building housing the SDSU football team, with athletic training facilities and a locker room, as well as an academic center for student athletes, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms and a dedicated area to showcase the athletic program to recruits and donors.
  • Involved 3 Venmar CES EnergyPack air handlers including integrated water source heat pump, with hot gas re-heat—one with an enthalpy wheel and two with sensible plate heat exchangers.
  • Unique FANWALL® damperless VAV mutl-zone on one unit, with one FANWALL cube per zone.
  • Building achieved LEED Gold Certification.

University City High School – St. Louis, MO

Venmar CES EnergyPack Outdoor Installation - University City High SchoolEnergyPack Units with Dual Enthalpy Wheel

  • High school renovation project.
  • Outdoor 6,800 cfm neutral air units with modulated gas heat.
  • Uses dual wheel technology to reduce tonnage from approximately 30 tons to 20 tons.