Modeling Campus Sustainability Alternatives using EnergyPRO
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This project evaluated three renewable energy alternatives for UC Davis utilizing the modeling program EnergyPRO. Alternatives includes 1) displacing heating supply by natural gas boilers with solar thermal, 2) displacing heating and cooling supply by natural gas boilers and electric chillers with heat recovery chillers for thermal cogeneration, 3) displacing electricity use using a biomass power plant. Results suggest that solar thermal should be considered in the near future since it can reduce natural gas use for heating by 54-89%.