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 Matt Karle. 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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Analysis 1: PV Panel Implementation
BP Solar: Solar Panel Specifications
Energy Emmision Administration: Official Energy Statistics of the US Government
PV Watts Calculator: determining power output of solar arrays (AC)
Maryland State Solar Power Incentives: factored into pricing and payback period
GrandView Construction Documents and Specifications
Google SketchUP: used for shadow analysis
Analysis 2: Window Glazing
National Climatic Data Center : used to determine monthly air temperatures
Efficient Windows Collaborative: helped to determine what type of glazing and frame to use
ToolBase Services: determining best low solar heat gain glazing
GrandView Construction Documents and Specifications
EDSGN 498A Text Book
Photovoltaic Systems. Orland Park, IL: American Technical Publishers, Inc., 2008.
Industry Research: Energy and the Economy
Department of Energy Prices and Trends: research of historical energy data
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: photovotaic technologies