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Heat recovery and thermal storage : a study of the Massachusetts State Transportation Building

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dc.contributor.advisor Harvey J. Bryan and Leon R. Glicksman. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bjorklund, Abbe Ellen en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ma en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-02T15:23:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-02T15:23:52Z
dc.date.copyright 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/71389
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture; and, (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1986. en_US
dc.description Typescript (photocopy). en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, leaves 288-292) en_US
dc.description.abstract A study of the energy system at the Massachusetts State Transportation Building was conducted. This innovative energy system utilizes internal-source heat pumps and a water thermal storage system to provide building heating and cooling. The potential benefits of this type of system include both energy savings and operating and equipment cost savings when compared to more conventional building heating and cooling systems. The study involved monitoring of equipment performance, computer simulation of the building energy system dynamics, and analysis of actual and modelled system efficiency. It was found that the building is presently operating as a 'low energy' building, despite a number of factors which have limited the heat pump system's capability to entirely meet winter heating requirements. Significant additional operation efficiency and cost savings are potentially available if a variety of measures are undertaken, including: stratification of the thermal storage system, utilization of demand management controls, and increased lighting system efficiency. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Abbe Ellen Bjorklund. en_US
dc.format.extent 2 v. (443 [i.e. 444] leaves) en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.subject.lcc TH7638.B56 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heat recovery en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heat storage en_US
dc.title Heat recovery and thermal storage : a study of the Massachusetts State Transportation Building en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 17311279 en_US


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