Thesis Research



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Houser, Mistrick, and Stefy. The IESNA Lighting Handbook: Reference & Application. 10th ed. New York, NY: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, 2011.
The IES Lighting Handbook was used as an aid in design, daylight calculations and studies, illuminance recommendations, and for answers to general lighting questions.

National Electric Code 2011, Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, Inc. 2011
The NFPA National Electric Code was used for all phase-wire, ground-wire, neutral-wire, and conduit sizing. In addition, the code was used to find full load amps of 3-phase squirrel-cage motors.

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010. Atlanta, GA: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Condition Engineers, Inc. 2010
ASHRAE Standard 90.1 was used for power density values for all lighting spaces. Power densities, in combination with calculated areas, were used to calculate the max wattage of lighting that could be used in each space.

ASHRAE Standard 55-2007. Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. Atlanta, GA: American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
ASHRAE Standard 55 was used to locate human loads on the heating and cooling systems. These values were used in the TRACE model that was utilized in my mechanical breadth.

RS Means Electrical Cost Data 2010. 33th Annual Edition. Kingston, Massachusetts: RS Means Co., 2010. Print.
RS Means electrical cost data was used for ALL electrical cost information used in this report. The primary use of this book was in electrical depth 1 in which a cost comparison was made between two electrical distribution methods.



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