Shading Methods and Thermal Comfort in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
MetadataShow full item record
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
RightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and 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.
Collection InformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.
AbstractThrough time we have seen that the environment changes due to human activity. This provides a series of problems that puts the survival of humanity at a disadvantage. In this report, you will find the different shading methods used in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Where a questionnaire was used to find the most comfortable shading method for the population of Hermosillo. A quiz containing a series of questions about what shading methods they use. Questions related to the basic principles of sustainability in the home are also added. The results that were answered in the Montecarlo residential will be compared. Located in the southwest of the city of Hermosillo, Mexico, and based on these, give importance if the season defines differently the methods that society prefers. Based on the results, it can be seen that the majority would prefer natural methods, like trees that provide shade. However, the results show that not everyone uses this method. This is critical if people cannot maintain a tree or if the environment disadvantages vegetation growth in dry climates. In the end, more complex solutions are sought where people create or use more regular shading methods such as shade sails. However, the shading methods used by the Montecarlo community are not enough to create a pleasant environment during the Spring-Summer season. But they showed that shading does work in seasons where the temperature is not so high, as is the case in Autumn-Winter.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project