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Energy Management Monitoring Of A Geothermal System At Northwest Tennessee Correctional Facility

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

Design Experiences in Energy Education

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8.487.1 - 8.487.9



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Travis Harrington

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Keith Coleman

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J. Douglas Sterrett

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Robert LeMaster

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Session 2433

Energy Management Monitoring of a Geothermal System at Northwest Tennessee Correctional Facility

J. Douglas Sterrett, Keith Coleman, Travis Harrington, and Robert LeMaster

Department of Engineering College of Engineering and Natural Sciences University of Tennessee at Martin


The Center for Energy Management is located in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This center was created in the summer of 2000 to provide energy-related services to regional government and industrial organizations. The Center gives faculty members in the Department of Engineering an opportunity to conduct applied research that is supported with undergraduate engineering students. The students are actively involved with projects that tie their coursework to the real world, and the center provides a necessary service to regional government and industrial organizations. The concept for the center began in the summer of 1999 when an Energy Management Administrator with the Department of Finance & Administration [1], contacted the School of Engineering. The Department of Finance & Administration was looking for a resource that would provide the state with independent third-party analysis and verification of new energy management technologies.

To date, five engineering students and three engineering faculty members have been involved with the center and the funding level has reached approximately $150,000. The sources for this funding are the State of Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration and the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

This paper provides a description of a long-term energy monitoring and analysis project undertaken by the Center for the Northwest Tennessee Correctional Facility. In addition to describing the project, it also discusses how undergraduate engineering students obtain real- world experience through their involvement with the project.

Geothermal Energy Monitoring Project

The largest project involving students and faculty from the center is the long-term monitoring and analysis of the geothermal HVAC system at the Northwest Tennessee Correctional Facility

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Harrington, T., & Coleman, K., & Sterrett, J. D., & LeMaster, R. (2003, June), Energy Management Monitoring Of A Geothermal System At Northwest Tennessee Correctional Facility Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12316

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