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dc.contributor.advisorChalfoun, Nader
dc.contributor.authorLeyva, Andrew Patrick
dc.creatorLeyva, Andrew Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-27T16:52:44Z
dc.date.available2018-06-27T16:52:44Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628156
dc.description.abstractEnergy efficiency and net-zero buildings are becoming household concepts. The race to reduce environmental impacts has produced a boom in research and interest in the topic of clean energy and how to implement it. However, quick implementation without previous example can become difficult. The percentage of net-zero energy buildings is slim and designers are still working toward perfecting the execution. A solid, accepted definition and targets for net-zero energy are essential to ensure to most benefits and the least damage. This thesis investigates the development of net-zero energy performance targets to maximize the efficiency of all buildings. A base case commercial office building located in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was selected to serve as an example for the application of energy efficiency strategies. An essential point bridging the gap between high performance and net-zero energy was defined by comparing existing literature and missing topics regarding high performance. Energy modeling and cost data were used to create a feasible high performance energy target as a marker for a building becoming net-zero ready.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectcommercial buildingsen_US
dc.subjectenergyen_US
dc.subjecthigh performanceen_US
dc.subjectnet-zeroen_US
dc.titleEstablishing a High Performance Baseline for Pre Net-Zero Status Commercial Office Buildings in Hot-Arid Climatesen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoeller, Colby
dc.contributor.committeememberBean, Jonathan
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-27T16:52:44Z


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