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Analysis of the Impact of Urban Heat Island on Energy consumption of Buildings in Phoenix

Abstract The Urban Heat Island (UHI) has been known to have been around from as long as people have been urbanizing. The growth and conglomeration of cities in the past century has caused an increase in the intensity and impact of Urban Heat Island, causing significant changes to the micro-climate and causing imbalances in the temperature patterns of cities. The urban heat island (UHI) is a well established phenomenon and it has been attributed to the reduced heating loads and increased cooling loads, impacting the total energy consumption of affected buildings in all climatic regions. This thesis endeavors to understand the impact of the urban heat island on the typical buildings in the Phoenix Metropolitan region through an annual energy simulatio... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Doddaballapur, Sandeep Srinath (Author) / Bryan, Harvey (Advisor) / Reddy, Agami T (Committee member) / Addison, Marlin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architectural engineering / Energy / Sustainability / Annual Energy Simulation / Climate Change Weather Files / Energy Consumption of Buildings / Energy Plus / Typical Meteorological Year Files / Urban Heat Island
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 179 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Architecture 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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