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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering