Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6710

Date

2021

Date of Award

6-2-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Concentration

Architecture

Committee Chair

Michael Chisamore

Committee Member

Jennifer Thompson

Committee Member

Pamela Hurley

Abstract

The increase of carbon emission levels has been a critical challenge for the environment since the beginning of the twentieth century. There are many reasons behind this, such as industrial development, population increase, and the global growth in affluence. The responsibility for mitigation of the consequences of these human activities should be taken seriously by every member of society, including architects. This thesis investigates how architecture can take the lead in decreasing carbon emission through using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. The project implements a variety of Eco-Technology tools, such as renewable energy solutions (water turbines, wind turbines, and solar panels). Additionally, this thesis aims to educate people through design about the importance of sustainability as a solution for environmental problems. The project accomplishes this by engaging people in sustainability, providing them with a Net-Zero energy project that can show them renewable energy systems and how they generate power. By experiencing the design, people will become aware of sustainability and take action.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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