The Effects of Orientation and Regional Climatic Variations on the Thermal Performance of a House

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Title:
The Effects of Orientation and Regional Climatic Variations on the Thermal Performance of a House
Author:
Kliman, Susan Schaefer,1963-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Building orientations in a hot-arid climate were studied using Calpas3. The results are analyzed in terms of annual energy consumption. An existing residence and several variations were simulated using weather files for both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. The selected variations comprise a representative sample which demonstrates that orientation may not be as significant a factor in a building's thermal performance as the literature suggests. There is a general range between 25-35° of either side of due south in which the thermal performance of a building is satisfactory; however, the effect of orientation is related to all of the building's characteristics. Of these characteristics, glazing area and location play the greatest role when analyzed by a simulation program which measures heat gain and loss across the building envelope. Variations in local climatic conditions can also have a significant effect on the thermal performance of a building.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Landscape architecture and energy conservation.; Dwellings -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects.; Dwellings -- Effect of temperature on.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Architecture; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Medlin, Richard Larry

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Orientation and Regional Climatic Variations on the Thermal Performance of a Houseen_US
dc.creatorKliman, Susan Schaefer,1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKliman, Susan Schaefer,1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_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.description.abstractBuilding orientations in a hot-arid climate were studied using Calpas3. The results are analyzed in terms of annual energy consumption. An existing residence and several variations were simulated using weather files for both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. The selected variations comprise a representative sample which demonstrates that orientation may not be as significant a factor in a building's thermal performance as the literature suggests. There is a general range between 25-35° of either side of due south in which the thermal performance of a building is satisfactory; however, the effect of orientation is related to all of the building's characteristics. Of these characteristics, glazing area and location play the greatest role when analyzed by a simulation program which measures heat gain and loss across the building envelope. Variations in local climatic conditions can also have a significant effect on the thermal performance of a building.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLandscape architecture and energy conservation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDwellings -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDwellings -- Effect of temperature on.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMedlin, Richard Larryen_US
dc.identifier.oclc217317990en_US
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