Award Date

8-1-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Committee Member

Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez

Second Committee Member

Deborah J. Oakley

Third Committee Member

Joshua Vermillion

Fourth Committee Member

David E. James

Fifth Committee Member

Jonathon R. Anderson

Number of Pages

307

Abstract

The awareness of climate change has led to many energy-related changes in

building behavior and space conditioning systems. Unfortunately, these changes often

led to the degradation of indoor air quality (IAQ) in residential construction. In an effort

to improve IAQ, a design guideline was developed for homeowners in the Mojave

Desert. A case study designed for the U.S. Department of Energy, Race to Zero

Student Design Competition was used to develop the design guideline. The design

guideline and compilation of codes and standards that affect both IAQ and space

conditioning shall be used in tandem by Mojave Desert homeowners to ensure adequate

IAQ.

Disciplines

Architectural Engineering

Language

English


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