Thesis Proposal - Original Version
The purpose of this proposal is to clearly explain the scope of the redesign project on the EMD Serono Research Center - existing lab building and provide justification based on the existing condition of the facility.
Thesis Proposal Executive Summary-Original (PDF)
Thesis Proposal Breadths-Original (PDF)
Alternative 1 Heat Recovery Systems
The proposed mechanical redesign will replace the 100% OA AHU units with units containing heat recovery system. Different heat recovery systems will be evaluated: enthalpy wheel, plate heat exchanger, heat pipe, and runaround loop.
Alternative 2 Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) with Chilled Beam
The other proposed mechanical redesign is to utilize the DOAS system to supply only ventilation air to the space and use chilled beams as the parallel system to meet to rest of the sensible load in the space. Both passive and active chilled beam systems will be investigated.