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Application of the Abstract: Making Sustainable and Solar Design a Reality through LEAFHouse

dc.contributor.advisorGardner, Amy E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSingleton, Kimberlyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-22T16:09:49Z
dc.date.available2008-04-22T16:09:49Z
dc.date.issued2007-12-17en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/7831
dc.description.abstract'Sustainability' and 'green design' are two terms that have become more common in both professional practice and architectural education. They are merely abstract terms however; concepts which many students find difficult to grasp at a high enough level for thorough implementation in a design project. As a result, sustainable and solar techniques become more of an afterthought, giving students a cursory, at best, understanding of the principles, preventing an understanding of how to implement the principles. Reflecting on the process, product, challenges and achievements of both the 2007 Solar Decathlon team and the LEAFHouse, this thesis posits the importance of hands-on, interdisciplinary design and construction work for the understanding and implementation of sustainable techniques and solar technologies. In addition, it suggests a change in the way that the built environment is conceived, designed and constructed, through the collaboration of practitioners and industry professionals from a range of disciplines.en_US
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dc.titleApplication of the Abstract: Making Sustainable and Solar Design a Reality through LEAFHouseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLEAFHouseen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSolar Decathlonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgreen architectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledintegrationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcollaborationen_US


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