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Selecting Thermal Storage Systems for Schools
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Mesquite is a suburb located on the east side of Dallas with a population of approximately 120,000. The school district covers over 60 square miles with a student population of 25,000. The 34 schools consist of 25 elementary, 5 middle and 4 high schools, with one elementary under design. The school district facilities cover approximately 2.7 million square feet with an annual energy budget of $1.8 million (natural gas and electric). Utility Rates: Electric - Texas Utilities Company MS Rate $15/mo per meter + KWH charge. On peak monthly average (June 89 thru September 89) $.0676/KWH. Off peak monthly average (October 89 thru May 90) $.0481/KWH. Natural Gas - Lone Star Gas Company - September 88 thru August 89 monthly average $4.41 MCF. The outdoor design conditions of the Dallas, Texas area as taken from the ASHRAE Handbook 1985 Fundamentals Volume are: Summer - 100° D.B. and 78° W.B. and Winter - 18° D.B.
Maxwell, C. L. (1990). Selecting Thermal Storage Systems for Schools. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from