Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Shim, Eunmi

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K

Project Center

Worcester, MA


The Printer's Building is an architectural landmark, designed to be an advanced structure for its time. Eighty-five years later, it is no longer a state-of-the-art building. The project goal was to reduce the energy inefficiency within the building. This project consisted of two parts. The first was to audit the building and locate its inefficiencies. Following the audit, recommendations were made for technologies that will reduce the energy usage of the Printer's Building by making it more efficient in all areas. The audit was be accomplished by examining all the systems within the building, and the current efficiency at which they are performing. The end objective of the project was presenting ways in which the Printer's Building can reduce its overall energy consumption.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts