Date of Award

Winter 12-1998

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College Theses


Computer Science

Second Advisor

Dr. Joyce W. O'Rourke

Third Advisor

Dr. Beverly Wade


As required by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EP Act) each state must adopt energy efficiency standards for commercial buildings. Being that most university buildings were constructed prior to this act their structural components do not meet criteria. Therefore modifications must be made to bring these buildings up to standards. ComCheck-EZ can be used to determine the percentage of actual compliance with criteria and ASEAM can be used to determine expenditures in kWh of electricity, therms of gas and dollar amount. By using these software it is determined that the Clark Annex thoroughly passes lighting criteria and barely passes envelop criteria. Therefore recommendations are made and also used in ComCheck-EZ to yield passing criteria. The Physical Plant failed both lighting and envelope. Recommendations were made and tested in ComCheck-EZ and passing criteria was achieved. ASEAM was then used to model the actual amount of energy used per year along with the cost. Based on the identified ECOs (Energy Conservation Opportunities) it was determined that employing the modifications will bring the buildings up to standards.