Buildings (approximately half commercial and half residential) consume over 70% of the electricity among all the consumption units in the United States. Buildings are also responsible for approximately 40% of CO2 emissions, which is more than any other industry sectors. As a result, the initiative smart building which aims to not only manage electrical consumption in an efficient way but also reduce the damaging effect of greenhouse gases on the environment has been launched.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-185)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Industrial engineering