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Zachary HauptóMechanical Option

McDonogh School Campus Green Project

Owings Mills, MD

This page was last updated on October 11, 2010, by Zachary Haupt 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 Zachary Haupt. 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.

Thesis Proposal

The thesis proposal contains a discussion about implementing possible mechanical changes that will help improve the energy efficiency of the Student Center.† The proposed topics of change include installing a ground source heat pump, and installing total energy wheels.† The additional cost, construction time, and pay back period will be thoroughly investigated throughout the semester.

Breadth Topics



An investigation into changing the construction cost and timeline for the Student Center will be conducted.† This investigation will also allow for a life cycle cost to be conducted and will in turn provide plausible evidence into whether or not the payback period will be acceptable.

With the addition of total energy wheels the AHUs will need increase in size.† These units are located in the attic space and thus provide a challenge in installing the wheels.† Due to the increase in weight and size the architecture will need to be re-evaluated.† Special consideration will need to be taken into account to complement the existing buildings.