The Sunshine Elementary School
Northeast, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Scheib | Senior Thesis Project | Mechanical Option


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Thesis E-studio

Senior Thesis Proposal Overview

Redesign- The redesign proposed includes changing the water-to-air heat pump system to a water-to-water system utilizing radiant floor heating and cooling, redesigning the hip roof trusses to a simpler gable roof system allowing for the design of a BIPV system. A solar shingle array will be used to offset the energy used by the mechanical system. Also a solar thermal collection system will be installed to supply domestic hot water.

Breadth- The breadth of the project will be an analysis of both the structural and construction impacts of the proposed redesign. This will include a redesign of the slab floor to house the radiant floor system and a redesign of the truss roofing system for the structural breadth. For the construction breadth an analysis of the cost, scheduling and constructablitiy will be performed.

IP- The solar thermal collection system will rely on Dr. Treado's 596, Solar Thermal Energy Systems and Design, course information. This will include the design of the collection system sized to supply all of The Sunshine Elementary Schools' domestic hot water demand.


Initial Proposal- to Download Click Here

Revision- The revised Proposal includes an updated to the breadth work of the project. Added detail to the intend work has been included better clarifing the goals to be reached.


Revised Proposal- to Download Click Here

site last updated on 12/09/10

“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 Nicholas Scheib. 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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