Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Faculty Advisor

Farzinmoghadam, Mohamad

Faculty Advisor

Van Dessel, Steven

Abstract

The Solar Decathlon is an international, net-zero building design competition that seeks to raise awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability.This report details the work of the Mechanical Team of Team OCULUS. The Mechanical Team was responsible for the design of the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, the sizing and selection of mechanical equipment and appliances, the design of the photovoltaic system, and the development of a whole-house energy balance. There were also miscellaneous tasks assigned to the Mechanical Team, such as designing the lighting system for the building and the selection of an electric car to be used in the competition.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Architectural Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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