Project Info

Campus Energy Analysis

Paulo Tabares
tabares@mines.edu

Project Goals and Description:

The goal of this project is to analyze how energy is been used on campus. Depending on the specific needs, the student might analyze actual campus data and/or simulate and calibrate a particular buildings on campus.

More Information:

Grand Challenge: Restore and improve urban infrastructure.

Primary Contacts:

Paulo Tabares, tabares@mines.edu

Student Preparation

Qualifications

The student should have already taken thermodynamics I or any introductory energy course. Classes students could take to while doing this project are: ENGY 3988AA Modeling Sustainable Energy System class or MEGN 467 Principles of Building Science. While this work is mostly numerical, I ask students to take the basic lab safety training offered by Environmental Health and Safety as there are always opportunities to help in the lab.

TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)

5-6

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES GAINED

Students will learn how to simulate buildings in OpenStudio, a popular energy modeling tool. Student will analyze and model actual campus buildings.

MENTORING PLAN

The student will be part of a undergrad research group and I meet with them every week. In this meetings we talk about research but also about CV, cover letters, interview prep, etc. Many of my students also present at GRADS and other conferences

PREFERRED STUDENT STATUS

Sophomore
Junior
Senior
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