Faculty Advisor

Farzinmoghadam, Mohamad

Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

In this project, we developed a design matrix for achieving “net zero” emissions for a neighborhood in the city of Worcester, MA. This mid-scale approach is an opportunity for utilization of sustainable technologies at large scale and resource sharing at community level. The Net Zero Neighborhood (NZN) concept integrates FEW-systems to reduce energy use and offset any energy requirements that cannot be met by independent design strategies. A design matrix for the NZN was developed to investigate the various design strategies for a sustainable city. A neighborhood in Worcester MA is used as a case study to evaluate the impacts of this approach.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-18

Major

ARENArchitectural Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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