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NAVIGATEBuilding Statistics

NAVIGATEThesis Abstract

NAVIGATETechnical Reports

NAVIGATEThesis Research

NAVIGATEThesis Proposal


NAVIGATEFinal Report




The following report is an analysis and redesign of the mechanical system for the Morton Expansion Project located in Taunton, MA. An overview of the current system is included, as well as a proposed redesign. Two alternatives were considered. Alternative 1 replacing the current air-cooled chiller with a water cooled chiller and cooling tower, as well as implementing an air-to-air heat recovery system. Alternative 2 introduces variable refrigerant flow technology. These alternatives were evaluated on the basis of equipment first cost, eletric and natural gas consumption, and life cycle cost.

Two breadth studies were completed in conjunction with the mechanical system redesign. A structural breadth was completed to to ensure that a cooling tower could be supported by the current roof structure. An electrical breadth was also completed to analyze the benefits of implementing a photovoltaic array.


Exec Summary

Final Report

Posted: April 8, 2015










Executive Summary

Posted: April 21, 2015




4.30.15 CPEP Completed
4.30.15 Final Presentation Posted
4.23.15 ABET Assessment Posted
4.8.15 Final Report Posted
3.30.15 Presentation Outline
3.7.15 Final Proposal
12.12.14 Mechanical Proposal
11.11.14 Technical Report 3
10.21.14 Building Stats Part 2
10.20.14 Abstract posted to CPEP
10.6.14 Technical Report 2
9.29.14 Abstract Draft Due
9.21.14 Student Bio Sketch on CPEP
9.18.14 Building Stats Part 1
9.18.14 Technical Report 1
9.7.14 CPEP Full Menu
9.5.14 Building Statistics 1 Draft
8.15.14 Drawings & Specs Recieved
6.30.14 Owner Permission Recieved

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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 Courtney Millett. 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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