Justin Herzing
Building Statistics
Technical Assignments

Final Report

The final analysis contains a description of the existing system that has been designed for the building as well as the proposed changes studied within the senior thesis final report.

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An analysis was performed to determine the effectiveness of changing from centralized supply fans within the basement mechanical space to decentralized fans located on each individual floor.
Utilization of a backpressure steam turbine instead of a pressure reducing station was investigated within this report.
Combined heat and power (CHP) was also analyzed within the report to determine weather generating electricity and steam within the building is a cost effective system alternative.

An acoustic analysis was performed within the mechanical space after the addition of the CHP prime mover in order to assure noise criteria compliance.

External electronically controlled solar shading was analyzed in order to reduce the solar load on the building as well as improve the quality of daylight within the exterior spaces.

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 Justin Herzing. 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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