Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Abstract

This report examines the energy efficiency of Founders Hall and East Hall on the WPI campus. East Hall, a LEED certified building, is compared and contrasted to Founders Hall, a non-LEED certified building, by analyzing and evaluating electricity and gas consumption through a walk-through audit, meter recording, and surveys conducted in the winter season. Adding weather seals around doors, better placement of lighting, and prioritizing thermal comfort are some recommendations to improve energy efficiency.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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