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The thesis proposal provides the alternative designs to the NRUCFC Headquarters building. The two depths illistrated are a hybrid solar system and a DOAS with chilled beams. The two breadths include an electrical system study and an architectural study.    


Original Proposal Posted 12.14.11

 





 
DEPTHS
The solar thermal system will include solar collectors, storage tanks, and distribution equipment. The advantage of this system is that it will reduce the demand on the current heating system, reduce the carbon footprint of the building and reduce operating costs.
The second alternative design will utilize chilled beams which will reduce the fan power needed to cool the space, saving again in operating costs and create a more uniform distribution of air within the spaces.
 
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BREADTH
The current electrical loads will be assesed and then a study will be performed to see the impact of using the hybrid solar system and the DOAS. The goal is to have some of the peak electrical load supplemented by photovoltaics.
     

Revised Proposal Posted 1.13.12
     
ARCHITECTURAL BREADTH
An architectural study will be conducted to see how the proposed alternative systems will impact the fa├žade and envelope of the new headquarters building. This will be shown using software such as Revit Architecture and Google Sketch-up.
 
   
   
   
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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-inprogress 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 maggie mcnamara. 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.