Faculty Advisor

Berardi, Umberto

Abstract

This study reports an energy audit and energy retrofitting proposal of an educational building located in a cold climate. Measurements of the envelope transmissibility and indoor environment parameters were conducted in several zones of the building. Modelling the building in EnergyPlus provided details of the energy consumptions of the building. Several potential energy conservation measures were then identified. This report focused on the retrofitting of the building envelope, using advanced materials such as aerogels. The design process involved daylight and energy performance simulations. Further discussions about the climate sensitivity and cost analysis of the energy retrofitting proposal are finally included.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Architectural Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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