Catholic University of America

Father O'Connell Hall Renovation

Washington, DC

Kevin Andreone | Mechanical Option | Penn State Architectural Engineering

Final Report


Father O’Connell Hall is a four story office administrative building located on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, DC. The current mechanical system uses natural gas that feeds into two 500 MBH condensing boilers to heat the building in the winter months and a 97.7 ton air cooled scroll chiller for cooling in the winter months. In addition, all electrical power is generated off-site and distributed to the building. This report will focus on redesigning the separate heating and power system into a combined heat and power system. Also, absorption cooling will be added to reduce the air cooled chiller load in the summer months.Furthermore, an electrical breadth will analyze how on-site electricity production will affect the current power distribution and an acoustical analysis will be done on the current indoor air
handling units located adjacent to office spaces.




Final Report(Executive Summary)








Final Report(Full)

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 Kevin Andreone. 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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