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An Approach to Design a User-Friendly Set of Guidelines for Homeowners to Achieve Maximum Energy Efficiency in Existing Home Structures




Johnson, Kerenza

Type of Degree



Industrial Design


Currently in America, there is a flood of information on how to “green” homes for energy efficiency. Despite this, there is no simple approach for homeowners to “go green”. As a result, homeowners are less likely to take part in greening for energy efficiency because they are intimidated and overwhelmed by complex and often contradictory information. The most obvious solution to this problem is to create an approach for greening homes that is as clear and user-friendly as possible. The goal for this thesis is to generate criteria for the use of homeowners that enables them to green their homes with ease. These guidelines will offer the clearest approach for homeowners to create a healthier and more energy-efficient environment within their means. The purpose of this project is to design a set of guidelines that eliminates the complexity of going green. These guidelines enable homeowners to green