About - Small Building HVAC Design (Energy Conservation Office)
Spring 2019 - ABT 212
The goal of this project was to work with the Energy Conservation Office to identify a small building on the University of California Davis campus most suitable for a state-of-the-art Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) unit. A full HVAC retrofit was assessed using the HRV unit for ventilation and a split heat pump system for heating and cooling. A retrofit design was made for three buildings while considering existing infrastructure, usage, and safety requirements. Cost, energy savings, and payback time were estimated and used to identify the best candidate for the HRV unit.