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Main Title Evaluation of energy efficient options to heat Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintenance facilities /
Author Foor, Josh,
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Abels, Brian,
Hausmann, Bob,
Publisher Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Statewide Planning & Research,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1134612745
Subjects Transportation buildings--Heating and ventilation--Ohio ; Transportation buildings--Energy consumption--Ohio
Additional Subjects Ohio--Department of Transportation--Buildings--Heating and ventilation
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ELBM  TJ163.5.B84E93 2018 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/06/2020
Collation 127 pages : color figures, tables ; 28 cm
Final report. Sponsored by Ohio Department of Transportation Research Section; State Job Number 135497 "January, 2018." Paper printout of PDF. Includes bibliographical references (page 21). "Report no. FHWA/OH-2018-3."
Contents Notes
This project was initiated by the ODOT District 2 staff who were looking for more efficient ways to heat and operate their maintenance facilities. This especially applied to the idea of using radiant floor heating as an alternative to today's standard heating systems. Unfortunately, the research has shown that the financial benefits just aren't enough to justify implementation of many of the recommendations within, especially with the radiant floor system. This is primarily a result of the facilities already performing well, leaving less room for improvement overall. What can be taken away from this research is a list of targeted recommendations for the Ottawa, Seneca, and Williams Garages, as well as the D2 Headquarters. In addition, a metric for building efficiency has been developed so that buildings throughout District 2 can be prioritized for upgrades. Finally, an interactive tool of best practices and rough savings for a wide variety of measures will allow ODOT staff to help educate themselves and choose the best path forward as facilities are upgraded.