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The biggest impact on cost was the walls. The walls of the dorm took up 41.5% of the cost of the total dorm. To reduce the cost of the dorm I would try and make it smaller but according to my evidence anything smaller than what I created would not be suitable to live in for students. Therefore, I kept the size of the walls and foundation at the size I determined suitable. VI. DATA ON ATTRACTIVENESS OF EXTERIOR There are many ways to measure attractiveness of the exterior (aka curb appeal). One way is the ratio of windows to walls. Another way is the landscape (number of trees). Ratio of area of windows to area of walls: 1m 2 : 11m 2 Number of deciduous trees and evergreen trees: 4 Other measures of attractiveness include: Symmetry, proportion, distance between trees, simplicity, complexity, originality and harmony with existing surroundings. Looking at your data above and thinking about the attractiveness of your solution’s exterior, how could you improve curb appeal of this solution? Download the Energy3D Software at: Page 3 of 4 Purdue University Contact: Senay Purzer, email: [email protected]

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ENGR 131 A12: Net Zero Energy – Specification Sheet Fall 2017 Design of a Zero-Energy Apartment Building Individual Solution I would put more windows on the walls if possible or I would just increase the size of the windows. At the current build the dorm looks boring just because of how creative I was with the windows. Also, I might try to put a different roof on the dorm to make it more creative. Lastly, I would change the color of the walls. I chose the color I did because of the
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