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DE Hospice - New Castle Center

New Castle, DE

Zachary Klixbull

Mechanical option



Final Report

Mechanical Redesign Overview
The redesign of DE Hospice mechanical system will look at changing a full ground source heat pump system to a hybrid ground source heat pump system. By changing the mechanical system to a hybrid system the system will become more cost effective. In the HyGSHP (hybrid ground source heat pump system) will include cooling tower, boiler, reducing the size of ground heat exchanger, reducing size of pumps, finding an optimal control over new system and solar shingles to keep Leed rating. Hybrid system does not sacrifice environmental benefits because the boiler and cooling tower operates a part‐load.