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Zero energy house for the southern Nevada area


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the country's most rapidly growing cities. With the high cooling loads required in this environment, the summer demand peaks for electricity are particularly severe. The main emphasis of this research was placed on the energy conservation methods for a planned zero energy residential home in the Southern Nevada area with the cost outcome being a secondary issue. The model selected for this study is reflective of the local construction practices, a single-family one story, 1610 ft2 residential house with north facing façade and an attached two-car garage. The computer simulation package Energy 10 version 1.6 is employed during the energy analysis conservation. Implementation of the full spectrum of energy conserving features yielded a dramatic 105% saving on the annual electrical energy consumption. In addition, space heating and space cooling energy consumptions were reduced by, 96% and 72% respectively. Details of the simulations and the final design details are given in this research.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Mechanical engineering;
Civil engineering;
Environmental engineering;
Architecture
Classification
0548: Mechanical engineering
0543: Civil engineering
0775: Environmental engineering
0729: Architecture
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Applied sciences
Title
Zero energy house for the southern Nevada area
Author
Wilkinson, Elena Nikolaevna
Number of pages
77
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0506
Source
MAI 44/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542184857, 0542184850
Advisor
Boehm, Robert F.
University/institution
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University location
United States -- Nevada
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1427435
ProQuest document ID
305072924
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305072924
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