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dc.contributor.authorGonzalez, Isabella
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-11T15:42:42Z
dc.date.available2023-05-11T15:42:42Z
dc.date.issued2023-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/668138
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractThe combination of Photovoltaics (PV) and Agriculture brings fourth an innovative urban agriculture system called Agrivoltaics (Hall, 2023). The increased usage of human-made materials has led to an increase in ambient temperatures in urban settings, which is one of the main contributors of the urban heat island effect, especially larger cities (EPA, 2022). There is a research gap in understanding the potential of Agrivoltaics to mitigate the UHI effect in urban areas. While there has been some research on the benefits of green roofs and walls in reducing urban heat, there is limited research on the combined benefits of Agrivoltaics and green infrastructure. The relationship between Agrivoltaics and urban heat was studied using primary quantitative data collected from the Environment and Natural Resource 2 Building located on the main University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. The findings of this study indicate that the Environment and Natural Resource 2 Building rooftop Agrivoltaics system has the potential to improve the conditions of the surface area by cooling the surrounding ambient temperature. Future research should examine the economic viability of Agrivoltaics and urban heat island mitigation strategies. This will entail evaluating the costs and benefits of implementing a and identifying potential barriers to their adoption.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectBuilt Environmenten_US
dc.subjectAgrivoltaicsen_US
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicsen_US
dc.subjectUrban Agricultureen_US
dc.subjectUrban Heat Island Effecten_US
dc.titleAgrivoltaics Effect on the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building: Rooftop Heat Island Effecten_US
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dc.typeposter
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dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.levelbachelors
thesis.degree.disciplineSustainable Built Environments
thesis.degree.nameB.S.
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.contributor.mentorApanovich, Nataliya
dc.contributor.instructorApanovich, Nataliya
refterms.dateFOA2023-05-11T15:42:43Z


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