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Envelope as Climate Negotiator: Evaluating adaptive building envelope's capacity to moderate indoor climate and energy

Abstract Through manipulation of adaptable opportunities available within a given environment, individuals become active participants in managing personal comfort requirements, by exercising control over their comfort without the assistance of mechanical heating and cooling systems. Similarly, continuous manipulation of a building skin's form, insulation, porosity, and transmissivity qualities exerts control over the energy exchanged between indoor and outdoor environments. This research uses four adaptive response variables in a modified software algorithm to explore an adaptive building skin's potential in reacting to environmental stimuli with the purpose of minimizing energy use without sacrificing occupant comfort. Results illustrate th... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Erickson, James (Author) / Bryan, Harvey (Advisor) / Addison, Marlin (Committee member) / Kroelinger, Michael (Committee member) / Reddy, T. Agami (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Energy / Sustainability / Adaptive Envelope / Adaptive Response / Dynamic Architecture / Energy / Occupant Comfort
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 207 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Environmental Design and Planning 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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