Final Report

Click on the image below to view a PDF version of the Final Report.

The Executive Summary can be found here.

The Final Report contains information regarding the proposed and conducted analyses.
A Building Envelope Thermal Load Reduction analysis was conducted through the implementation of internal shading devices capable of reflecting direct solar radiation and greatly reducing the cooling loads on the space.
A Conversion to a Hydronic Thermal Comfort System with DOAS Ventilation was analyzed as a replacement to the VAV system. The zone conditioning method selected was Active Chilled Beams. Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems control ventilation airflow and latent loads.
The Implementation of a Facility Chiller Plant study was conducted as a feasibility analysis. The plant uses newer technologies that help improve efficiency and energy reduction.
Additionally, a Photovoltaic Array Study was conducted to gain perspective on the feasibility of installing solar PV panels to generate electricity for the facility. A Construction Management study was also done that analyzed the savings of time and materials when reducing the Floor-to-Floor height of the building as result from decreased plenum space.

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 Zachary Polovchik. Changes and discrepencies 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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