Depth Topic:

The proposed redesign will focus on introducing more sustainable energy systems to Stengel Hall and the rest of the Linden Hall School for Girls. Biomass and geothermal energy solutions will be investegated and analyzed to determine the feasibility of integration on two scales; Stengel Hall alone and the entire Linded Hall campus. Life-cycle costs, energy savings, and campus impacts will be used to determine how practical either of these solutions will be for Linden Hall.

Breadth Topic 1: Construction Impacts and Analysis

The construction process would drastically be affected by either of the proposed mechanical systems. A further investigation of the impacts on the construction schedule and added costs will be conducted to fully evaluate the feasibility of either a geothermal system or biomass system.

Breath Topic 2: Electrical Systems Analysis

The proposed mechanical systems will introduce additional equipment to Stengel Hall as well as eliminating the need for some of the existing equipment. A study will be conducted researching how the proposed changes will affect the electrical needs of Stengel Hall. Calculations will be done to determine if the existing electrical distribution equipment is able to handle the additional equipment load, if it is insufficient new distribution equipment will be selected.

Additionally, the existing electrical service for the campus is comprised of five service entrances. Analysis will be performed to determine if the campus could efficiently operate with fewer service entrances. This could potentially lower the electric rates charged by the power company and save the school money. To do this, the electric bills for the Linden Hall campus will be utilized to determine the demand and the PPL rates for varying demand levels and electric uses will determine if there is any potential savings.













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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 Madeline Haus. 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.

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