Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Committee Member

Mark E. Hoversten

Number of Pages

79

Abstract

This study makes a comparison between the effectiveness of reducing solar gain through glass areas by either changing the glazing type or reorienting the glazing on typical Las Vegas, Nevada product homes. A survey of model houses was conducted to establish a set of size ranges in which the models were characterized. Solar gain comparisons were done for the month of July on three representative models from each range. The solar gain was considered for clear, tinted and low-e coated glass with the models oriented in each of the four cardinal directions. This same comparison was then performed on a year long basis through the utilization of the RESFEN software program. Finally, the relative effectiveness of each product/method is discussed with regards to the square footage of the models.

Keywords

Comparison; Gain; Glazing; Houses; Las Vegas; Nevada; Orientation; Products; Reduction; Solar; Type; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Architecture; Force and energy

File Format

pdf

File Size

2007.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/u890-kiko


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