Daylight and Thermal Comfort Optimization in OpenStudio

A 2-week online certificate program to execute daylight and thermal comfort analysis for early design stage in OpenStudio

Program Date:

13th June 2022 - 26th June 2022

Program Fee

Regular Fee - INR 8,500 [USD 140]

Early bird fee - INR 6,500 [USD 105]

Detailed program schedule and information is available here


  1. Check compliance for daylight requirements as per ECBC 2017

  2. Analyse comfort hours for naturally ventilated spaces as per ASHRAE Std 55-2017

  3. Model daylight & glare control and assess the impact on building load

  4. Discuss the trade-off between comfort and energy use

  5. Calculate Solar PV requirements for your project

  6. Work with spreadsheets to process simulation results

  7. Translate simulation outputs for design inputs

  8. Develop custom charts and graphs to communicate the result

  9. Get hands-on experience on OpenStudio/SketchUp modelling platform



Prerequisite: Basic working 2D modeling is essential. This course is offered for an intermediate learning level and hence basic working knowledge of OpenStudio is expected. Basic understanding of modelling & simulation in OpenStudio will be covered briefly as a refresher.


  • Professionals involved with the building design process

  • Architects, Engineers, Energy modelers & Green Building Consultants

  • Students of Architecture or related disciplines [final year]

  • Faculty teaching Architecture or related disciplines


  • 30 hours of learning spread comfortably over 2 weeks

  • Weekly webinars as per the detailed schedule

  • Weekly classroom session with the instructor to clear queries and discuss assignments

  • Weekly assignments and quiz

  • Self-paced videos covering key topics


  • Copy of all training materials

  • Discussion on assignments

  • Certificate on completing the course

  • Network with peer group

What Are Our Participants Saying

"The overall content was very comprehensive. teaching an application remotely is a challenge, and it was well covered."

-Shriya Bhatia

"A remarkably interesting and valuable experience. Although the program enrolled was a new topic for me, I learned a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics of Early Design Optimization using Open Studio”

-Kushagra Singhal

"To be honest, this was my first online course. I think the course was well planned and layed out, easy for me to follow. I really enjoyed this course and the format it was presented in. The learning process worked well with my busy schedule. I clearly understood the components and structure of the course."

-Rahul Dhulap