WhitMORE: Modelling Options to Reduce Energy Usage
Modeling the Whitmore Administration Building to Determine the Most Effective Retrofitting Solutions
The Carbon Mitigation Task Force recommended a 20% overall reduction in building energy use in its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. Our team hypothesizes that Whitmore’s energy usage can be reduced by at least 20% with multiple renovation strategies. Using building modeling software, our team simulated interventions that had energy use reductions ranging from 3% to 72% based on our baseline model. Our team recommends installing radiant floor heating for a 41% reduction in energy savings based on cost, efficiency, and invasiveness, surpassing the Task Force’s goal reduction.