Master of Architecture (MArch)
First Committee Member
Mark E. Hoversten
Number of Pages
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.
Comparison; Gain; Glazing; Houses; Las Vegas; Nevada; Orientation; Products; Reduction; Solar; Type; Vegas
Architecture; Force and energy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Buchanan, Lisa Evelyn, "Glazing type vs orientation: A comparison of solar gain reduction in Las Vegas product houses" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3267.