Integrating Flexibility and Sustainability to Define a New Net-Zero Apartment Building Prototype

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Title:
Integrating Flexibility and Sustainability to Define a New Net-Zero Apartment Building Prototype
Author:
Galko, Amber Elizabeth
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Two key architectural concepts that must be taken into account in every design are sustainability and flexibility. These two ideas are inherently tied to one another. Sustainability refers to ideas and processes that provide solutions meant to better our built environment by using renewable resources, and reducing the amount of energy used in order to ensure our planets well-being for future generations. Flexibility refers to the capability of adaptation in order to accommodate different situations and circumstances. Users will always change through time, while a structure remains the same. The goal of flexibility is to allow a building to evolve as its users do in both long and short term. Rooms can be added or removed, exterior connections can change, and uses of rooms can change throughout the day as spaces are used differently. Flexibility will extend a building's entire life cycle and reducing the need for expensive renovations by making every space multi-use. Each building's entire life cycle should be taken into account during the design phase, and no building should serve as a single use, this idea will also make them more sustainable. These two concepts will also have very important social and economical implications for the users.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
apartment; flexibility; housing; sustainability; Architecture
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Chalfoun, Nader

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleIntegrating Flexibility and Sustainability to Define a New Net-Zero Apartment Building Prototypeen_US
dc.creatorGalko, Amber Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalko, Amber Elizabethen_US
dc.date.issued2015-
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.abstractTwo key architectural concepts that must be taken into account in every design are sustainability and flexibility. These two ideas are inherently tied to one another. Sustainability refers to ideas and processes that provide solutions meant to better our built environment by using renewable resources, and reducing the amount of energy used in order to ensure our planets well-being for future generations. Flexibility refers to the capability of adaptation in order to accommodate different situations and circumstances. Users will always change through time, while a structure remains the same. The goal of flexibility is to allow a building to evolve as its users do in both long and short term. Rooms can be added or removed, exterior connections can change, and uses of rooms can change throughout the day as spaces are used differently. Flexibility will extend a building's entire life cycle and reducing the need for expensive renovations by making every space multi-use. Each building's entire life cycle should be taken into account during the design phase, and no building should serve as a single use, this idea will also make them more sustainable. These two concepts will also have very important social and economical implications for the users.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectapartmenten_US
dc.subjectflexibilityen_US
dc.subjecthousingen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChalfoun, Naderen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChalfoun, Naderen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoeller, Colbyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeinstein, Bethen_US
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