UW's New Environmental Science and Engineering Building
by: R. Bingeman, M. Green, D. Neate, L. Oddie, D. Timm
Course: ERS 285, 1996
Supervisor: Jim Robinson
The intent of this paper is to provide the CESE (Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering) Building Committee and the University of Waterloo energy efficient alternatives in regard to sustainability on campus, with particular focus on construction projects being developed now and possible projects for the future.
This paper will discuss the actual selection and application of thermal energy conservation realities and alternatives, concerning the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system and other components involved in the CESE. This proposed building will replace parking lot are B-1 between the Davis Centre and Engineering 3 at University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The discussion will centre around some of the component parts which make up a complete HVAC system.
These component parts include:
The discussion will also look at the re-direction of attitudes that are required to visualize the long term benefits of these alternative components.
- alternative high tech glazing systems
- state of the art fan design
- high efficiency motor and blower technology
- high efficiency thermal insulation barriers, which provide the optimum insulating ability VS cost effectiveness
Hopefully, these criteria will set a precedent for future sustainable development, within the bounds of University of Waterloo, as well as provide an example of sustainable development to other Universities and communities as a whole.
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Last updated: May 21, 1996 plc