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The final design report outlines the feasibility of installing a larger ventilation system to meet minimum ventilation rates prescribed by ASHRAE Standard 62.1. This system would be fitted with demand control ventilation and economizer for energy savings. Additional studies show research of a photovoltaic array, motorized internal shading, and cost and budget impacts to the original project due to the proposed design alternatives.

NOTE: These studies were educational exercises in preparation for my career as a mechanical engineer. All calculations and design proposals are solely my work and are not meant to be a replacement for the current project design.

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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 laura pica. 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.


date last edited: 4/4/12