P08424: Residential Energy Savings


Table of Contents

Project Overview

This project requires students to create a unique building energy audit for RIT to provide energy solutions for the residential side of campus. The team will create a two part solution composed of an engineering solution and a second component in the form of a Public Relations Campaign.

In summary to successfully complete this project the team will need to:

Sponsored by: RIT Facilities Management Services

Download the Recruiting power point or View Recruiting slide show on-line

Administrative Information

Project Name
RIT Residential Energy Savings project
Project Number
Project Family
Sustainable Technologies for the RIT Campus
Sustainable Products, Systems, and Technologies Track
Start Term
2007-2 (Winter)
End Term
2007-3 (Spring)
Faculty Guide
Dr. Stevens
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Winebrake
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Primary Customer
Cathy Ahern
Customer Contact Info
RIT Facilities Managment
Director, Engineering Services
(585) 475-7032
Building 99
120 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Team Documents

This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Portions of the team documents have been prepared by a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.

Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher memberhsip in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.

These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.

After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.


Mission Statement

Project Summary

Staffing Requirements

Team Contact Information

Team Organization

Intellectual Property Considerations

Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Helpful Websites

Concept Development

Meeting Notes

Identify Customer Needs

Customer Needs


QFD House of Quality

Generate Product Concepts

Functional Diagrams

Student Survey

Assumptions and Risks

Select Product Concept(s)

Initial Suggestions for Energy Conservation (Open with Word)

Bill of Materials(Open with Excel)

System Level Design

Final Project Review Presentation

Design Review Supplement

Detailed Design Review Supplement

Plan to meet Specification

Performance Review Supplement

Detail Design

Product Architecture

Manufacturing Plan

Testing and Refinement

Plan to Test Specifications

Test Product Concept(s)


Published Documents

As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)(open with word)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I) (open with word)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I) (open in powerpoint, add ppt)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II) (open with word)

Poster Publication (SD II) (open in powerpoint, add ppt)

Performance Review Presentation (SD II) (open in powerpoint, add ppt)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II) (open in powerpoint, add ppt)

Photo Gallery