Climate Responsive Design

5 WEEKS : 5 TOPICS : 8 SOFTWARE TOOLS

A 5-week online certificate program to learn analytical techniques, software tools and communication skills with clarity of fundamentals to design a climate-responsive building.

PROGRAM DATE

11th April, 2022 to 15th May, 2022

PROGRAM FEE

Early bird fee: INR 7,500 (USD 125)

Regular Fee: INR 10,000 (USD 160)

Detailed program schedule is available here

Empower yourself with skills and knowledge to design contemporary buildings that are climate responsive. Learn 8 simple open-source software tools to identify design strategies, use analytical techniques to validate decisions and know the relevant metrics to communicate effectively to clients. This cohort program will be conducted online in a unique blended learning format combining live webinar sessions with pre-recorded modules.

THIS IS A 5-WEEK PROGRAM. YOU CAN ALSO ENROLL FOR INDIVIDUAL MODULES AS PER THE FOLLOWING:

WEEK 1: MODULE 1:

CLIMATE ANALYSIS

Date: 11th Apr -17th Apr

INR 2,500 (USD 50)

WEEK 2: MODULE 2:

SOLAR AND SHADING ANALYSIS

Date: 18th Apr -24th Apr

INR 2,500 (USD 50)

WEEK 3: MODULE 3:

DAYLIGHT ANALYSIS

Date: 25th Apr - 1st May

INR 2,500 (USD 50)

WEEK 4: MODULE 4:

NATURAL VENTILATION ANALYSIS

Date: 2nd May - 8th May

INR 2,500 (USD 50)

WEEK 5: MODULE 5:

MATERIAL SELECTION

Date: 9th May-15th May

INR 2,500 (USD 50)

YOU WILL LEARN TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Know-how of 8 free software tools and analytical techniques

  2. Quick assessment of design strategies using simple and nifty tools

  3. Know when to shade and when not to shade

  4. Identify size and type of shading devices

  5. Identify the exact hours that a fenestration is exposed to direct radiation

  6. Recommend glazing specifications

  7. Estimate daylight levels using metrics like UDI and daylight factor

  8. Modify size of windows based on required airflow and air changes in the space

  9. Select materials based on the ability to reduce need for cooling/heating a space

  10. Develop a comprehensive 'Climate Responsive Design Report' for your project

PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

  1. Feedback on Capstone project

  2. Interaction with expert faculty to answer your queries

  3. Certificate on completing the capstone project

  4. Six (6) GBCI Continuing Education (CE) credits on submitting all assignments

SOFTWARE TOOLS COVERED IN THE PROGRAM:

  1. Climate Consultant

  2. Sunpath Tool

  3. Shading Mask Tool

  4. Shading Tool

  5. Shading requirement tool (developed by EDS)

  6. Daylighting tool

  7. Natural ventilation calculator (developed by Dr.Janmejoy Gupta)

  8. U-value calculator

The software listed here are free, simple and easy to use. It is always never about the software; it is about how to use the tool to answer the questions to solve the design problem. This program gives you the framework to use the tools in your design process! You will understand when to use which tool. You will also understand how to use the outcome to inform your design.

Our aim is to show you that it is possible to integrate first principles in building design with confidence and without the need for specialists or extra budget or project brief or client mandate!!

Program Faculty

Associate Director, EDS

Associate Professor and Dean - Research

Dept. of Architecture in School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

PROGRAM FORMAT:

This engaging and immersive program includes 35 hours of e-learning and 25 hours of assignment time comfortably spread over 5 weeks. The format is as follows:

  • Instructor led weekly webinars for immersive learning

  • Instructor led weekly classroom session to discuss assignments

  • Weekly assignments to apply the concepts

  • Short self-paced videos lessons with quiz for every topic

  • Capstone project to apply the concepts on a project

THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR:

  • Any professional involved in designing buildings

  • Architects, green building consultants

  • Students studying architecture or related discipline (4th year and beyond)

  • Faculty teaching architecture or related discipline

What Are Our Participants Saying

"8 projects relooked through using CRD lens!! Catching all projects early on and leveraging CRD lens for design with culmination of CRD training for all in-house and external architects. 1 project designed as net zero – that is the impact of your program." - Dr. Sunita Purushottam, Head of Sustainability at Mahindra Lifespaces

"Excellent presentations and inspiring lectures"

-Peter

"The whole three weeks were enjoyable and interesting in terms of learning, applying and assessing the knowledge acquired. "

-Sedu Medavi

"I liked that all concepts were explained from a first principles format. It had a very good methodology at explaining the basic concepts with exercises"

-Yogesh Gooljar

"I liked how the program is divided in 3 parts instead of going the usual way. The concepts get stuck into your brain when you work on them for a week through assignments and capstone project"

-Maitreyee Gupte

"What I best liked about the program is that it has been designed to actually apply all the theoretical knowledge learnt about Climate Responsive Design."

-Jameela Eranpurwala

"Liked the way the training programme has been designed . We can immediately start using this in our own projects and make an impact in early design stages and provide good visual presentation material "

-Prasad Naik

"Easy Communications, regular assignment works to actually soak in the concepts and highly interactive sessions during lectures and classroom hours."

-Shalini Keshri

"What I liked about the course is the knowledge that can be achieved from using simple concepts and the teaching approach "

-Carlos Jimenez-Bescos