Optimizing energy audits for K-12 educational facilities

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dc.contributor.author Gentry, Rebecca M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-27T17:38:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-27T17:38:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15063
dc.description.abstract Conserving energy and minimizing utility consumption are primary focuses in educational facilities because annual budgets are often limited. Consequently, building energy audits are an effective tool to assist in evaluating existing buildings and identify methods of reducing annual energy use. Therefore, this report describes what building energy audits are, how they can be performed, and how to discover energy saving measures from the results. Specifically, the research considers physical building features and building operations and evaluates them for possible modification to reduce energy use. Proposed solutions vary from no-to-low cost options to larger capital investments. The research also analyzes building components for economic viability using the net present cost and payback period as the basis of comparison, permitting recommendations. The audit procedure and the economic analyses are presented in a manner that allows individual educational facility managers to assess their own buildings. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Energy audits en_US
dc.subject K-12 educational facilities en_US
dc.title Optimizing energy audits for K-12 educational facilities en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Julia Keen en_US
dc.subject.umi Architectural engineering (0462) en_US
dc.subject.umi Engineering (0537) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US

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