The Gaige Building



Technical Assignments


Below are the technical assignments required for the mechnical students for Penn State AE's senior thesis course. Each assignment is described and a link is provided. To access the PDF, click on the picture of the report below.

Technical Assignment One

For technical assignment one, a analysis of the Gaige Building's compliance with ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 90.1 was conducted. The report can be viewed by clicking on the graphic of the assignment below:

Technical Assignment One


Technical Assignment Two

For technical assignment two, a complete analysis of the current building's design loads, energy consumptions, and annual cost estimation is explored. The Gaige Building was modeled in Trace 700 for the current analysis, and all the analysis are compared to a Carrier HAP model provided by the mechanical engineers on the project:

Technical Report Two


Technical Assignment Three

In Technical Report Three, an in depth analysis of the Gaige Building's mechanical system is provided. First, ventilaiton, heating, and cooling load compliance and summaries are reviewed and discussed. Then, in depth analysis of the airflow and hot/chilled water systems are provided, with much discussion of the overall builiding's control system. Finally, an analysis of the Gaige Buidling's compliance with the 2009 LEED Rating System for New Construction is provided.

Technical Report Three


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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 isconsidered 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 Matthew Neal. 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.