Charles E. Smith Center Renovation

Washington, DC

Paul Hallowell

Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on 19 January 2011, by Paul Hallowell and is hosted by the AE Department ©2010

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 Paul Hallowell. 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.

Technical Report I   

ASHRAE Standard 62.1 and 90.1 Evaluations


ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 is the standard for the required ventilation to provide acceptable indoor air quality.

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 is the energy standard for all buildings except low-rise residential buildings



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Technical Assignments

Technical Report II 

Building and Plant Energy Analysis Report


This report uses Trane Trace as an energy model to perform block load energy estimates of both the heating and cooling.  Building emissions were also tabulated from this model.



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Technical Report III 

Mechanical Systems Existing Conditions Evaluation


This report provides a summary of the building’s mechanical systems as well as an overall system critique to analyze areas of improvement.




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Senior Thesis Main Page

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