Charles E. Smith Center Renovation

Washington, DC

Paul Hallowell

Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on 7 April 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.

Final Report

Final Report

This final report contains the discussion of results of analyses or alternative systems to the Charles E. Smith Center.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Was examined to  replace the existing boilers currently in place and reduce the electrical dependency.

Energy Recovery Wheel: Was examined  replace the current AHU’s on the second and third floors due to the high outside air content in theses spaces. 

As a result of the CHP analysis, an examination into the Electrical Distribution of the Smith Center was explored.  For all alternative systems, an analysis of the Construction Schedule impact was also explored.

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Click HERE to download the revised executive summary

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