Faculty Advisor

Zeugner, John F.

Center

Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

The Habitat for Humanity Greater Worcester ReStore often reaches extreme temperatures during the summer months, creating a hazardous environment for its occupants. Our team surveyed ReStore customers, volunteers, and staff in order to evaluate the impact environmental conditions have on their experiences. By performing cooling load calculations, assessing ventilation and insulation options, and analyzing costs, the team provided the ReStore with a list of potential solutions and focused recommendations based on cost and effectiveness, most notably the AIRMAX ventilation system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center

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