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 project are solely the interpretation of Meghan Graber. 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.


RS Means 2008 Square Foot Costs, 29th Ed. and RS Means Building Construction Cost Data 2009
RS Means was used to produce a square foot cost estimate and general conditions estimate for technical assignment 2.

Geopier foundation information ‐
The website above was used first semester for information regarding the designed Geopier foundation system.

Labs for the 21st Century ‐
When I began considering topics for my proposal, the above website was a good reference for energy saving designs specifically for laboratories.

Faye McQuiston and Jeffery Spitler’s Heating Load Calculation Manual Second Edition (1992)‐
The reference contained the graphs and data necessary to calculate the cooling loads of the designed and proposed systems.

Conductive and solar cooling information -
The website above contained the conductive and solar cooling load equations needed for my mechanical breadth.

Sylvania’s Ballast Technology Applications & Specification Guide -
Sylvania's online catalogs were used to select replacement lamps and ballasts.'s Product Brochure‐
The website above was used to determine the best light level sensors to be used for my implementation of Daylight analysis.





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