The city of Garland needed HVAC equipment for their new animal shelter that would meet air quality code requirements and keep staff and animals safe. Inside air circulation and odor control were paramount for the Garland Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. The job required the use of UV lights to sterilize and improve indoor air quality, and rooftop units that could take 100% outside air and exhaust any potential contaminates. This added an additional consideration to the project because these units would require constant circulation and have high energy consumption. Our team countered this by choosing the Valent RTU for their internal ERV system that allows for energy recovery even on the hottest days. This enabled us to ease the city’s energy margins over time. In all, we selected 10 Valent RTUs, eight model VPRP-110s (5 to 10 ton capacity), two model VPRP-210s (10 to 25 ton capacity), and five UVDI UV lights placed in the VAV supply air ducts. We were able to customize an HVAC system with optimal IAQ for the shelter animals, while saving the city money on upkeep costs through superior energy efficiency and recovery.