Ball State University Center for the Environment : 4th year Capstone Project : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Chiuini, Michele en_US
dc.contributor.author Ross, Ann J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:20:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:20:38Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other A-336 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/192292
dc.description.abstract The natural environment functions in a sustainable way. To move towards a more efficient built environment, we need to reflect on how nature does it first. This project focuses on systems similar to a phototropic sunflower. With the technology available today, we can embrace and design similar systems to work more effectively.With my thesis I want to investigate technology and natural systems. The natural environment functions in a sustainable way. To move towards a more efficient built environment, we need to reflect on how nature does it first. With the technology available today, we can design similar systems to work more effectively. I am interested in systems similar to a heliotropic sunflower. Using new technologies, louvers, sunshades, and photovoltaic panels could move based on the sun’s angle and movement—maximizing their efficiency. The Center for the Environment at Ball State is a great way to explore how to incorporate these systems into new architecture.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Ball State University Center for the Environment : 4th year Capstone Project : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1463713 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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