Challenger School, a private elementary school with 23 campuses across America, added a new facility to its Avery Ranch campus in Austin, TX in 2014. The building included 17 classrooms, a computer lab and a multipurpose room for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students. The school required an HVAC system that could combine a VRV and rooftop unit onto a simple control system in a cost-effective way. DXS was chosen as basis of design for the project based on their expertise and previous experience with the building team and with VRF projects of this size. The new school received 88 tons of Daikin heat recovery.
Four Daikin VRV heat recovery units ranging from 20 to 26 tons were installed, along with two 1.5-ton Daikin round flow mounted cassettes, which are ideal for environments where air distribution and evenness of temperature are of concern. The system also included eight Daikin 4-way discharge ceiling mounted cassette and 24 Daikin concealed DC ducted fan coil units, which can easily serve multiple zones with duct work. DXS was also able to incorporate the system equipment into an easy-to-use Daikin controls system in order to meet the facility’s needs.