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SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

This comprehensive course is designed to empower #greenheroes to lead the way in sustainable design and construction. From core principles to practical applications, this course offers a roadmap to not only enhance project outcomes but also position practitioners as leaders in sustainable architecture and design. This course is geared towards fostering a profound understanding and execution of sustainable strategies that benefit the environment, society, and your professional growth.

Target Audience:

  • Professionals and companies in architecture and design seeking real-time guidance on sustainability
  • Individuals aiming to enhance their project value and client satisfaction through sustainable practices
  • Those looking to boost their career with a competitive edge in sustainability

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To master sustainable design principles and apply them to projects effectively.
  • Enhance architecture and design value through sustainable strategies.
  • Boost client health, well-being, and productivity with sustainable design choices.
  • Leverage sustainability for social and environmental benefits.
  • Effectively communicate your sustainable differentials to elevate your market position.

CURRICULUM:

Module 1: Discover Better Project Opportunities: Conditioners Evaluation

  • Introduction (3:26)
  • Integrative Process - Part 1 (31:30)
  • Owner's Needs and Options (25:24)
  • Connectivity Assessment (10:30)

Module 2: Discover Better Project Opportunities: Climate Evaluation

  • Climatology 101 (37:29)
  • Understanding the Building Envelope (30:54)
  • Climate Data & Bioclimatic Strategies Analysis (35:22)
  • Increasing Your Repertoire of Sustainable Strategies (32:38)
  • Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 1 - Understanding Early Design Modeling) (32:42)
  • Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 2 - Creating a Geometry) (12:53)
  • Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 3 - Understanding Space Types and Thermal Zones) (19:07)
  • Early Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 4 - Comparing Results With Shading Devices) (19:50)
  • Early Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 5 - Response Curve, Orientation and Shape Comparison) (20:40)
  • Early Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 6 - Window to Wall Ratio & Shading Devices) (16:04)
  • Early Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 7 - Building Envelope & Measures) (15:08)
  • Early Design Optimization With Energyplus (Part 8 - Construction Sets) (10:07)
  • Brise Soleil Calculations (15:00)
  • Integrative Process - Part 2 (28:15)

Module 3: Lighting Comfort

  • Natural Lighting Assessment (35:18)
  • Natural Lighting Metrics for Simulations (21:27)
  • Lighting Simulations With Lightstanza (23:52)
  • Artificial Lighting Assessment (21:38)
  • Artificial Lighting Simulations With Dialux (Part 1) (8:33)
  • Artificial Lighting Simulations With Dialux (Part 2) (12:36)
  • Artificial Lighting Simulations With Dialux (Part 3) (8:57)

Module 4: Acoustic Comfort

  • Basic Acoustic Concepts (21:52)
  • Acoustic Requirements (40:21)
  • Practical Applications (20:09)
  • Implementation Guide - General Uses (16:38)
  • Implementation Guide - Schools and Hospitals (13:45)

Module 5: Water Use Reduction

  • Indoor Fixtures Optimization (17:15)
  • Indoor Water Use Reduction - Step by Step Processes (22:37)
  • External Systems Optimization (27:01)
  • Landscape Specifications (23:00)
  • Xeriscaping Principles (24:42)

Module 6: Building Materials Optimization

  • What are Sustainable Materials? (13:50)
  • Finishes and Coatings (24:28)
  • Materials Specification (27:12)
  • Material Documentation (29:47)

Module 7: Thermal Comfort

  • The Importance of Thermal Comfort (8:53)
  • Understanding the ASHRAE 55 (12:23)
  • Strategies for Thermal Comfort - Curitiba (13:05)
  • Strategies for Thermal Comfort - Salvador (26:45)
  • Thermal Comfort and Certifications (7:00)
  • Thermal Comfort Simulation - Part 1 (16:35)
  • Thermal Comfort Simulation - Part 2 (20:27)

Module 8: Air Quality

  • Control of Microbes and Mold (9:01)
  • Indoor Smoke Control (6:19)
  • Strategies for Indoor Air Quality (7:46)
  • Operable Windows (3:10)

Module 9: Building Energy Optimization

  • Renewable Energy Pre-sizing (Part 1) (17:44)
  • Renewable Energy Pre-sizing (Part 2) (25:31)
  • Green Roof Design (Part 1) (19:29)
  • Green Roof Design (Part 2) (41:01)
  • Green Roof Design (Part 3) (39:00)
  • Green Roof Design (Part 4) (25:24)

Module 10: Sustainable Land-Use

  • Heat Island Effect Reduction (20:34)
  • Building Location Optimization (18:35)

Module 11: Increase Social Relationships

  • Create Secure Places for Privacy (20:23)
  • Create Places for Social Interaction (17:06)
  • Create Vibrant Mixed Use Places (31:50)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Duration: 61 Classes
  • Format: Video modules, interactive sessions with AI, and real-time project guidance
  • Certification: Course certificate upon course completion
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