Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member

Robert F. Boehm

Number of Pages

74

Abstract

Evaluation of building energy conservation options in Las Vegas residential buildings merits attention of architects and engineers due to the extremely large amount of home construction taking place around the valley and the anticipated continuation of this activity. With this in mind, the purpose of this work is to determine the possible optimum cost effectiveness of various energy conservation options for new buildings in the local climate areas using Energy-10. Three types of savings have been evaluated: energy savings, operating cost savings, and LCC savings. To carry out this study, a parametric analysis of LCC savings has been evaluated relative to individual components (including window characteristics, wall, floor, and roof constructions) and the whole-composite buildings. Two options for the whole-composite buildings (Low-Energy Options I and II) have been evaluated to assist in analyzing the potential cost-effectiveness and benefits of buildings' energy conservation options.

Keywords

Building; Conservation; Energy; Evaluation; Options

Controlled Subject

Mechanical engineering; Force and energy

File Format

pdf

File Size

1935.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/qlgy-ypsl


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