707 N. Calvert St. | Baltimore, MD

The objective of this Final Report is to analyze the proposed redesign for the 707 Building. A mechanical depth was analyzed by exploring design alternatives that apply changes that could, in some way, enhance the present system in the 707 Building. Interchanging the active chilled beams in the perimeter of the office space should lead to lower energy consumption, improved comfort, no regular maintenance, and an increase in building usable square footage. A two-pipe to four-pipe water distribution system study was performed to enhance overall occupancy comfort. Although there will most definitely be an increase in cost from doubling the amount of pipework, the flexibility is undeniable.


Two breadth topics were also evaluated based on the implementation of this redesign. An electrical breadth will examine the benefits of the decrease in energy used by the chilled beams in the office space. The other breadth, construction management, will evaluate the potential cost, including life-cycle cost, and schedule savings of the active chilled beam systems. Although the initial cost of the proposed system surpasses the original renovation cost, a payback period of 12 years was determined for the installation of these new systems.

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 Stephanie Kunkel. 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.



Stephanie Kunkel | Mechanical Option

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