Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Committee Member

Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez

Number of Pages

433

Abstract

The study focuses on researching whether CCSD Prototype Elementary School can be turned into a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building without major design modifications, to the materials and orientation of the builDing The study discusses the need for a prototype building, which might not be suitable for the site. The study discusses the need of green building, the major green building rating systems in use today and the reasons for choosing LEED. LEED rating system was studied in detail and the prototype elementary school building was evaluated over the LEED criteria. Then the school building was recommended with minor changes in design and materials and the cost and the payback period for certain credits was discussed. Finally, the results showed that the CCSD prototype elementary school can be converted into LEED platinum rated building with an additional cost of 3.6 million dollars.*; *This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Adobe Acrobat.

Keywords

Building; CCSD; Converting; Elementary; LEED; Leadership; Prototype; Rated; Schools; Environmental design; Engineering

Controlled Subject

Architecture

File Format

pdf

File Size

2631.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/xkoq-kn17


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