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Christopher Kelly


Architectural Engineering


Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on November 30th, 2010, by Christopher Kelly and is hosted by the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Technical Report Three

Technical Report Three evaluates the existing mechanical systems within the Salk Hall Addition. The design was critiqued on the building’s energy demand, system characteristics, and its compliance to ASHRAE and the University of Pittsburgh’s design standards.

Technical Report Two

Technical Report Two summarized the results of an energy modeling study, cost analysis of the mechanical system, as well as the emissions due to energy consumption each year. While some calculations were performed by hand and referencing design documents and drawings, Trane Trace 700 was the main energy modeling program used to compose this report. The 2009 ASHRAE RSTM Spreadsheet load calculation software was also used.

Technical Report One

Technical Report One consists of an analysis of ASHRAE Standards 62.1-Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-Energy Stand for Buildings Except Low-Rise Resident Buildings. The Salk Hall Addition met compliance with the majority of the standards prescriptive criteria .

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 Christopher Kelly. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, an methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

Technical Assignments