Optimizing Building Performance: Recommended Design Strategies for the University of Arizona Mathematics Building
AuthorBaker, Slade Caspe
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study focuses on design intervention strategies for the University of Arizona Mathematics building to increase building energy efficiency through a reduction of electric energy loads. Through a post occupancy evaluation of the Mathematics Building, problem areas pertaining to inefficient placement and function of overhead lighting and lack of exterior shading devices were found to cause unnecessary energy demands which can be avoided. The post occupancy evaluation was guided by literature reviews and case studies showing successful implementations of smart building interior lighting and the reduced electric energy demands following implementation of effective exterior shading. These findings justify design recommendations that can be applied to the Mathematics Building.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project