The Regents School of Austin is a private Christian school located on an 82-acre campus in southwest Austin. The school serves over 1,000 students from grades K-12.
The owner wanted the most efficient system on the market, zoning capabilities and a controls system that was easy and reliable to use. The engineer, HMG, was familiar with VRF technology and has had success in applying the equipment in schools in the past. Therefore, they chose DXS as basis of design as they were able to deliver on all of the owner’s goals.
Budget issues were overcome by removing a few of the heat recovery systems and replacing them with zoned heat pump systems with minimal sacrifice of comfort to the end users. The final system installed totaled out at 172 tons of Daikin heat recovery and 30 tons of heat pump. Indoor units consisted of mostly round flow cassettes with a mix of 2″x2″ cassettes and ducted indoor units. Zone controllers were put into each classroom and an I-Touch Manager Centralized Controller with web access rounded out the controls system.
With the maximum efficiency and control that the Daikin VRV systems offer, the school received a rebate from Austin Energy. For more information about the Austin Energy rebate program for VRF, click here.