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Technologies Enabling Sustainability In The Built Environment, Mahmoud Alahmad, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Hosen Hasna HH, Timothy Wisnieski, Nasser Aljuhaishi, Hamid Sharif 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Technologies Enabling Sustainability In The Built Environment, Mahmoud Alahmad, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Hosen Hasna Hh, Timothy Wisnieski, Nasser Aljuhaishi, Hamid Sharif

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Energy conservation is among society’s greatest challenges, and the built environment has a concentrated impact on our natural environment, economy, and health. Fundamental understandings of how energy is consumed, monitored, and controlled are key prerequisites for an energy conservation process. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of real-time energy monitors (RTM) to influence behavior change in residential consumers. A methodology for remote identification of load types along the electrical circuitry where they (load) are being consumed is also presented. The load type and status (on, off, standby) are determined both remotely and in a non-intrusive manner using Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring ...


Re-Covery, Mark Christopher Manis 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Re-Covery, Mark Christopher Manis

Masters Theses

This thesis concerns itself with the recovery of the history of Las Vegas, the effects of historic knowledge upon the cities present identity, and how focus on its past can effect individuals in its community and visitors from afar at present. Further it concerns itself with the quality of living, or lack thereof, in the surrounding neighborhoods of the thesis’ design site, The Old Mormon Fort, and seeks to make a healthy contribution to its community. The Old Mormon fort is the earliest site of modern day human settlement in Las Vegas, and in many ways has been the foundation ...


70 Mph: Place And Perception In The Automotive Landscape, Erik Nathaniel Hall 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

70 Mph: Place And Perception In The Automotive Landscape, Erik Nathaniel Hall

Masters Theses

This project explores the adverse impact of the automobile in regards to perception and the resultant disconnect from environment exhibited in the contemporary suburban landscape. It posits that the way we move through the world affects the way we understand the world, both physiologically/sensually, and philosophically/ethically. The automobile, and its landscape, prejudices vision as a means of cognition. Specifically, it is biased to the perceptual characteristics of vision at high speed- that is, a decreased cone of vision, with a consequent increase in the total area of the peripheral visual field. This peripheral field is characterized by flattened ...


Developing Dendrifrom Facades Using Flow Nets As A Design Aid, Jonas H. Houston 2011 Cal Poly

Developing Dendrifrom Facades Using Flow Nets As A Design Aid, Jonas H. Houston

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This thesis highlights a method of arriving at form that minimizes the need for high end technology and complex mathematical models, yet has structural principles of load flow at the highlighted methods core. Similar to how graphical statics assisted earlier architects and engineers to arrive at form by relating form and forces, this thesis suggests a method of form finding that relates the flow of stresses within solid masses to possible load-bearing façades. Looking to nature, where an abundance of efficient structural solutions can be found, this thesis focuses on a tree-like structural form called the dendriform. In doing so ...


Wind- Chimney (Integrating The Principles Of A Wind-Catcher And A Solar-Chimney To Provide Natural Ventilation), Fereshteh Tavakolinia 2011 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Wind- Chimney (Integrating The Principles Of A Wind-Catcher And A Solar-Chimney To Provide Natural Ventilation), Fereshteh Tavakolinia

Master's Theses and Project Reports

WIND-CHIMNEY

Integrating the principles of a wind-catcher and a solar chimney to provide natural ventilation

Fereshteh Tavakolinia

Abstract

This paper suggests using a wind-catcher integrated with a solar-chimney in a single story building so that the resident might benefit from natural ventilation, a passive cooling system, and heating strategies; it would also help to decrease energy use, CO2 emissions, and pollution. This system is able to remove undesirable interior heat pollution from a building and provide thermal comfort for the occupant.
The present study introduces the use of a solar-chimney with an underground air channel combined with a wind-catcher, all ...


Downtown Revitalization Strategy Report For Glenrock, Wy, Mary Phillips 2011 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Downtown Revitalization Strategy Report For Glenrock, Wy, Mary Phillips

Master's Theses and Project Reports

ABSTRACT

Downtown Revitalization Strategy Report for Glenrock, WY

Mary E. Phillips

The following project submitted for the Master of City and Regional Planning Professional Project is the Downtown Revitalization Strategy Report for Glenrock, WY completed November 25, 2009.

At the onset of the project, the Town of Glenrock, WY was recognized as an Aspiring Main Street Community, and sought guidance to become a Certified Main Street Community. This Strategy Report was prepared to provide an implementation plan for revitalization of the downtown following the Main Street Approach, as well as for achievement of a Certified Main Street Community status by ...


The Potential Of Iconography As A Method In The Development Of A New Garden Identity, Mina Kaboudarahangi, Osman Mohd Tahir, Mustafa Kamal M.S 2011 Universiti Putra Malaysia

The Potential Of Iconography As A Method In The Development Of A New Garden Identity, Mina Kaboudarahangi, Osman Mohd Tahir, Mustafa Kamal M.S

Mina Kaboudarahangi

Garden design has been described as a category of fine arts and, it has a long time interrelationship with the art of painting. Gardens can be defined as works of art due to their artistic values. Therefore, like other artifacts, they can be studied and recognized by their specific icons. Numerous famous historical gardens in the world are recognized through their individual icons. However, newly developing gardens do not yet posses any icons that represent them. Nevertheless, these new gardens should be developed, recognized and identified through their particular icons, to exhibit their exclusive identities. Hence, this paper will discuss ...


Preferred Iconography In Developing Garden Identity For Malaysia, Mina Kaboudarahangi 2011 Selected Works

Preferred Iconography In Developing Garden Identity For Malaysia, Mina Kaboudarahangi

Mina Kaboudarahangi

Malaysia has always been proud of her unique natural environment and cultural heritages, but still is searching for an exclusive identity of its own gardens. There is a great potential for development of a garden identity for the country, based on her rich legacy in traditions, cultures and beliefs, through which she could identify herself. The nation has a complex population composed of Malay, Chinese and Indian races. Hence, the icon, form, quality and appearance that are going to be introduced for Malaysian gardens should be appreciated, valued and respected by the Malaysian publics with diverse culture and preferences. This ...


El Paso Economic Development System Review & Recommendations, Edward Feser 2011 University of Manchester

El Paso Economic Development System Review & Recommendations, Edward Feser

Edward J Feser

This report, commissioned by the City of El Paso, recommends that El Paso city government undertake a substantial reform of its economic development effort and that public and private sector stakeholders in the broader El Paso region mobilize to create an organizational vehicle for the kind of public‐private collaboration that is driving innovative economic development in many other major city‐regions in the United States. The analysis also calls for a stronger integration of physical, land use, and economic development planning activities in the city and region, consistent with a trend in international best practice in local and regional ...


Girton Hall (Julia Morgan) Historic Structures Report, William Riggs, Mark Hulbert, Steve Finacom 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Girton Hall (Julia Morgan) Historic Structures Report, William Riggs, Mark Hulbert, Steve Finacom

William W. Riggs

Historic Structures Report for Girton Hall, the former Senior Women's Hall on the campus of the University of California Berkeley (UCB). The primary purpose for this HSR is to document the history of the subject property, identify historic building significance and make treatment recommendation, all in order to provide and disseminate such information to those responsible for future projects that would affect the future property. Girton Hall was designed and constructed in 1911 to provide a meeting and social hall dedicated to women students and their activities. It served those purposes, in a waning capacity, between 1911 and 1969 ...


Criminalizar O Legalizar ¿Esa Es La Pregunta?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Criminalizar O Legalizar ¿Esa Es La Pregunta?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Luego de 40 años de la guerra al narcotráfico, política declarada por el presidente Nixon con un presupuesto inicial de 100 millones de dólares, hoy muchos especialistas la consideran un verdadero fracaso. El presupuesto de los EEUU para este año llega a $ 17.500 millones de dólares (aunque se estima en más de 45 mil millones de dólares), los ingresos que el narcotráfico genera van entre 500 y 600 mil millones de dólares, las instituciones democráticas han sido vulneradas (Estados fallidos), la globalización del consumo y el incremento de las violencias conexas es absolutamente inconmensurable. Por eso en la actualidad ...


Getting Feedback To Feed Forward: Incorporating Revision Into Upper-Year English Papers, Nadine Fladd 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Getting Feedback To Feed Forward: Incorporating Revision Into Upper-Year English Papers, Nadine Fladd

Teaching Innovation Projects

Faculty and teaching assistants sometimes get the impression that students in upper-year courses believe that they already know how to write essays, and are more concerned with the grade than the written feedback they receive on their papers. Research suggests that students do in fact read and value comments on their written work, and yet it is not uncommon to see students make the same kinds of mistakes throughout an entire academic year with little evidence of development in their writing skills. This workshop uses studies of students' perception of written feedback to suggest new ways of approaching how we ...


De Invasores A Invadidos, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2011 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

De Invasores A Invadidos, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Tal cual lo reseña el libro clásico de Alfredo Rodríguez y Gustavo Riofrio –que está cumpliendo 40 años en estos días- los barrios populares de América Latina pasaron de ser invasores a ser considerados invadidos, dada la presencia significativa de las ONG, congregaciones religiosas, universidades, instituciones públicas y centros de investigación. Hoy esta realidad vive un cambio radical: las nuevas invasiones, definidas como operaciones de pacificación de los barrios en América Latina, se realizan bajo la presencia y fuerza de las armas; allí los operativos conjuntos entre la Policía y las Fuerzas Armadas, que paulatinamente empiezan a copar la escena ...


Building Low-Carbon Cities Through Local Land Use Planning: Towards An Appropriate Urban Development Model For Sustainability, Ting Wei 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Building Low-Carbon Cities Through Local Land Use Planning: Towards An Appropriate Urban Development Model For Sustainability, Ting Wei

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

The main purpose of this thesis is to study how to establish low carbon, attractive cities for human beings. This paper attempts to contribute to sustainable development by encouraging the development of low-carbon cities through local land use decisions. The study proposes to answer the following two research questions: 1) how well do the fastest growing cities in the U.S. implement low-carbon principles in their local comprehensive land use plans?, and 2) how can local land use plans be improved to achieve the goal of low-carbon cities? Through evaluating the local land use comprehensive plans of the top fifty ...


Sustainable University, Omidreza Saadatian 2011 Selected Works

Sustainable University, Omidreza Saadatian


No abstract provided.


Team Las Vegas: Solar Decathlon 2013, Technical Proposal, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2011 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Team Las Vegas: Solar Decathlon 2013, Technical Proposal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Solar Decathlon Reports

Team Las Vegas is proposing an elegant, sustainable, and innovative home design that aims to be net zero energy as part of participation in the 2013 Solar Decathlon supported by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The home will be constructed and tested at the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition at a location to be determined by NREL. Imagine a home that captures energy instead of reflecting sunlight; one that filters rainwater and sequesters carbon in its vegetation and soils; one that actually gives back to the ecosystem in which it resides, and supports sustainability for ...


Autonomy House: Conceptual Design, Eric Weber 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Autonomy House: Conceptual Design, Eric Weber

Solar Decathlon Reports

An overview of a net-zero energy concept house developed for the 2013 Solar Decathlon.


Gold Award- International Ibn Al-Haytham's Al-Manazir Innovation And Invention Exhibition (Inex 2011), Omidreza Saadatian 2011 Selected Works

Gold Award- International Ibn Al-Haytham's Al-Manazir Innovation And Invention Exhibition (Inex 2011), Omidreza Saadatian


No abstract provided.


Cinematic Representation: Jardín El Carmen, Cesar Torres Bustamante 2011 RMIT University

Cinematic Representation: Jardín El Carmen, Cesar Torres Bustamante

Cesar Torres-Bustamante

No abstract provided.


Crisis In Landscape Representation, Cesar Torres Bustamante 2011 RMIT University

Crisis In Landscape Representation, Cesar Torres Bustamante

Cesar Torres-Bustamante

No abstract provided.


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