Rendering courtesy of Devrouax & Purnell architrects


Final Report


  The report is an analysis and redesign of the mechanical system in Elementary School One located in Town Maryland. The report includes an evaluation of the original system and of the alternative system. The alternative system is the implementation of ground coupled heat pump with the water-cooled VRF units. The water-cooled VRF units replaced air-cooled VRF condensers of the original system. The alternative design were evaluated by cost, energy use, efficiency, and life cycle cost. Two breadth studies were performed in concurrence with the mechanical system. A construction management breadth was done to view the impact of the ground coupled heat pump on coordination of the site layout and schedule. An acoustical breath was also completed to insure the learning spaces have proper acoustical properties.

Final Report

Final Report- 04/08/2015

Executive Summary Link


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 Jonathan Cann. 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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