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The Effect of Floor to Area Ratio Parameter on Net Zero Commercial Buildings Located in Phoenix, Arizona

Abstract The building sector is one of the main energy consumers within the USA. Energy demand by this sector continues to increase because new buildings are being constructed faster than older ones are retired. Increase in energy demand, in addition to a number of other factors such as the finite nature of fossil fuels, population growth, building impact on global climate change, and energy insecurity and independence has led to the increase in awareness towards conservation through the design of energy efficient buildings. Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), a highly efficient building that produces as much renewable energy as it consumes annually, provides an effective solution to this global concern. The intent of this thesis is to investigate the ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Ben Salamah, Fahad (Author) / Bryan, Harvey (Advisor) / Reddy, T. Agami (Committee member) / Ramalingam, Muthukumar (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Architecture / Alternative energy / Energy / Calculator / Commercial Buildings / EUI / FAR / Net Zero / Photovoltaic
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 73 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Built Environment 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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