Atlanta, Ga  



Thesis Proposal (12.12.08)

Revised Thesis Proposal (2.3.09)

Proposal Executive Summary

This proposal highlights the intended areas of study for the spring semester. It looks at the necessary steps to accomplish the proposed studies. It also includes a description of the proposed breadth studies in both the executive summary and breadth study section.

The proposed breadth studies are listed below:

Structural Breadth

A structural breadth will be completed by adding a green roof to the existing structure.   The new roof system will add significant weight to the structure.  An analysis will be completed to see whether or not the existing structural members will need to be resized or added.  Based on that analysis, the structure will be altered to safely support the new roof.  The new roof and structure will then be analyzed for cost and schedule implications. 

Mechanical (HVAC) Breadth

The addition of a green roof will also cause the existing mechanical system to change.  A green roof has much more insulation than the existing roof and will cause the mechanical loads on the building to decrease.  That decrease will cause the existing equipment to be resized to support the new load.  The new loads will probably cause at least one of the AHU’s to be removed, with the hope that all of the mechanical equipment will be much smaller.  The energy savings associated with the smaller equipment will be compared to the installation cost of the roof to determine a payback period. 

Chris Renshaw

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User Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐in‐progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Chris Renshaw. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.










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