Kinetic Green Wall System Applications on Reducing Carbon Emissions in Hot-Arid Climates
AuthorSanchez, Monica Mercedes
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe goal of this work was to apply an operable green façade wall system in order to analyze the benefits of vegetative surfaces in relation to hot arid urban climates. A second layer of information was also analyzed to provide an alternative to electricity. This method was used to actuate the operable green façade passively to enhance sustainable environmental strategies. Carbon emissions, temperature and relative humidity were evaluated in a hot arid climate on a kinetic green wall system physical scale model. Computer simulation provided insight to daylight, shading and solar irradiance within a mock up building. The results of these factors may be a useful tool to implement in building design for these climatic zones.
Degree ProgramGraduate College