To evaluate the impact of potential modifications to the HVAC system the Historical Value Adding Consultants developed a building energy model. The building energy model was constructed using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that utilizes typical meteorological year (TMY) data to determine the average energy usage of the Athenaeum for a typical year. The model has been validated against actual energy usage and is used to identify and quantify energy savings resulting from design alternatives.
Farland, Nicholas; Larson, Trevor; Taylor, Justin; Wendler, Cameron; Ruocco, Anthony; Baldwin, Janet; and Robinson, Arnold, "HVAC System Analysis and Energy Audit: The Providence Athenaeum" (2014). Engineering and Construction Management. 2.