publication . Thesis . 2006

Passive Solar Landscape Design: Its Impact on Fossil Fuel Consumption Through Landscape Design

Boelt, Robin Wiatt;
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  • Published: 22 Mar 2006
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Gas, electricity, heating and cooling buildings - comfort â our lives revolve around fossil fuels. Technology and the demands of living in todayâ s society add to our gigantic fossil fuel appetite. With gas prices topping three dollars per gallon, changes must be made. This thesis project presents an analysis of passive solar landscape design (PSLD) principles used to create microclimates within the landscape, and thereby increasing human comfort both indoors and outdoors. The analysis includes case study results of fossil fuel consumption and PSLD implementation. Microclimatic comfort is revealed in the design of a solar park in historic Smithfield, Virginia. S...
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