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Joshua Raphael, Architectural Engineer Thesis, Construction Management







































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 Josh Raphael. 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.

Thesis Research



International Building Code 2000-2010

Square Foot Cost 2000-2010



"America's Power - The Facts." America's Power - Home. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.americaspower.org/The-Facts/>.

"Building Automation Systems on ThomasNet.com." ThomasNet. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.thomasnet.com/products/building-automation-systems-96051701-1.html>.

"Carpentry Cost Raw Data." Repair-Home - Kitchen, Bathroom, Window, HVAC and Other Home Improvements. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.repair-home.com/info/carpentry_cost.htm#P>.

"CFL Stats for New Jersey - Greenhouse Gas Emission and Cost Savings -." One Billion Bulbs. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.onebillionbulbs.com/Stats/State/NJ>.

Commercial Lighting Tax Deduction. Web. 03 Apr. 2010. <http://www.lightingtaxdeduction.org/technologies/occupancy-sensors.html>.

"Commercial Roofing - Green Roof Central." GAF Roofing ? GAF Materials Corporation. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.gaf.com/Roofing/Commercial-Roofing/Green-Roof-Central/Green-Roof-Central.asp#reflective>.

"Elastomeric Roofing - EnergyCote Coating." GAF Roofing ? GAF Materials Corporation. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.gaf.com/Roofing/Commercial-Roofing/Commercial-Grade-Roofing-Products/Elastomeric-Liquid-Membranes-Coatings-Sealants-Adhesives/TOPCOAT/EnergyCote-Coating.asp>.

Electricity Price Comparison. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.electricitypricecomparison.org/>.

"EnOcean Alliance - Member News | EnOcean| Independent Study: EnOcean-based Verde Controls." EnOcean Alliance - The Energy Harvesting Wireless Standard for Building Automation. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.enocean-alliance.org/en/enocean_study_wyndham_hotel0/>.

"Frequently Asked Questions about Structural Insulated Panels | Premier Building Systems." Structural Insulated Panels | Premier Building Systems SIPs. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.pbssips.com/about-premier-sips/question-answer/>.

"Hotel Room Controls | ILLUMRA Self-powered Wireless Controls." Home | ILLUMRA Self-powered Wireless Controls. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.illumra.com/applications/Sample_Applications/Hotel_Room_Controls.html>.

Innovative Renewables. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.innovativerenew.com/CommercialSolar.html>.

"Occupancy Sensors and Motion Sensors." Outdoor Lighting, Light Fixtures, Landscape Lighting, Online Store. Web. 03 Apr. 2010. <http://www.residential-landscape-lighting-design.com/store/occupancy_sensors_and_motion_sensors.htm>.

PV Watt Solar Energy Calculator PVWatts. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.pvwatts.org/>.

"RAB LOS2400H Smart Switch Hallway Sensor - ProLighting.com." Commercial Lighting SALE. Fluorescent Fixtures T5HO T8, HID Lamps, Ballasts. Save on Lutron Dimmers, RAB Lighting, JUNO & Advance - ProLighting.com. Web. 03 Apr. 2010. <http://www.prolighting.com/rablosmswhas.html>.

"Renewable Energy Incentive Program Incentives | NJ OCE Web Site." Home | NJ OCE Web Site. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy/programs/renewable-energy-incentive-program/renewable-energy-incentive-program-cust>.

SIP Home Systems, Structural Insulated Panels, SIP Panels. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.siphomesystems.com/>.
"SIPs Pricing Structural Insulated Panels." Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.foamlaminates.com/sip_pricing.html>.

"Solar Insolation - Sun Hours Per Day." Big Frog Mountain- Solar Electric Systems, Solar Attic Fans, SunTunnels, Solar Panels, Low Energy Appliances. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.bigfrogmountain.com/SunHoursPerDay.html>.

"Solar Panel Watt Calculations and Costs." DIY Renewable Energy - Home Solar Power Kits | Home Wind Turbine. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://diy-renewable-energy.com/articles/calculating-basic-solar-panel-watt-requirements-and-costs/>.

"Solar Photovoltaic, PV Module, Panel Prices." Solarbuzz| Portal to the World of Solar Energy. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.solarbuzz.com/ModulePrices.htm>.

Solyndra - The New Shape of Solar. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.solyndra.com/>.

"Structural Insulated Panel - Energy Savings Calculator." Structural Insulated Panels from R-Control. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.r-control.com/calculations/energy-calculator.asp>.

Structural Insulated Panels from R-Control. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http://www.r-control.com/>.




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