climate, homes, energy performance, New York, Arizona, Kansas, Florida
Architecture | Environmental Design
"Architecture attuned to building form and energy production and consumption can, in turn, suggest an alternate landscape for the country...
This book addresses architecture's role in the energy crisis, recognizing that residential buildings account for 53.7% of the built environment and their gridded energy produces over 21% of the United States' carbon emissions. This thesis begins to implement a process for design which can essentially optimize shelter based on climate, and further develop a local context for dwelling."
New York : Mount Morris
Kansas: Saline River Valley, Smokey Hills
Arizona: Salt River
Florida: Moonshine Bay
Kentile, Karen, "American Home: Shelter Optimized for Climate" (2012). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 55.