Cooling Buildings Thoughtfully
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Cooling Buildings Thoughtfully

Learn the principles of passive cooling design and use it as a teaching tool.
4.2 (105 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,011 students enrolled
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 8 mins on-demand video
  • 18 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Clarity in building science fundamentals
  • Use technical terms with confidence
  • Understand the parameters that reduce cooling demand
  • Teach students the fundamentals to design passive buildings
  • Use creative teaching techniques to explain fundamentals of passive building design
  • Showcase different options to apply theory in building design process
  • Utilize tools such as psychrometric charts to explain building heat transfer fundamentals
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge or experience is required to take this course. You certainly need to be inspired to teach !
Description

Designing buildings that reduce the need for active cooling is a key concept of energy efficiency. Clarity of the fundamentals of passive design and how to apply the theoretical principles in design resulting in creative solutions to thoughtfully cool the buildings is crucial knowledge. We believe that all architects should know how to design such buildings and all faculty teaching architecture should know how to teach students to design such buildings.

The 'Cooling Buildings Thoughtfully' course is designed for faculty of architecture to provide the tools and techniques for equipping future architects with the knowledge and competence to design buildings that reduce the demand for cooling. The focus of the course is to show various creative methods of practical application of technical concepts in architecture design.

The course contains 16 hours of content with over 20 lectures and 4 videos. While the course is self paced, we recommend that you go through each lecture sequentially. At the end of each lecture there is short quiz which will help you assess your understanding of the topic. Handouts have been provided on the 'lecture description' that can be downloaded to do the hands-on exercises. If you do not have a reliable internet connection, you could also download the presentations, video and additional resources to read it offline.

Is this the right course for you ?

  • If you have been trying to integrate theory and design - this is the right course for you !
  • If you want to see students come up with creative solutions using passive design principles - this course will help you get there !
  • If you have been looking for ideas to teach this seemingly complex and technical topic to students in an interesting and interactive way, you need to get started with this course right away !

By taking this course, you will be able to successfully demystify the concepts to students so they understand the design manifestation of the theory. This entire course can be used as a teaching tool. By completing this course, you have completed the first step in this process of successfully teaching building science fundamentals. The face to face training program that will follow this module will be next step in experimenting with application of theory using creative teaching techniques and tools.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for architecture professors teaching sustainability and energy efficient design. If you are looking for teaching tools that communicate the technical concepts in an easy to understand language, this is the right course for you. If you want your students to have the knowledge to design buildings with low cooling demand, you should take this course.
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Program Introduction
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Heat transfer in buildings
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Introduction
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Heat
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Heat
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Fundamentals of heat transfer
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Fundamentals of heat transfer
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Building heat transfer
45 pages

Building heat transfer
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Material properties - I
27 pages

Material Properties - I
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Materials properties - II
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Material Properties - II
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Glass
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Glass
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Psychrometrics
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Psychrometrics: Introduction
11 pages

Psychrometric tutorial 1
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Psychrometric tutorial 2
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Psychrometric tutorial 3
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Psychrometric : Exercise 1
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Psychrometric tutorial 4
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Psychrometric : Exercise 2
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Climate analysis
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Climate analysis
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Thermal comfort
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Thermal comfort-1
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Thermal comfort - 2
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Thermal comfort
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Passive building design
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Passive building design
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Passive building design
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Sun path diagrams
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Exercise - Sun Path
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Shadow mask
25 pages

Shading devices
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Solar geometry
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About the Instructor
Deepa Parekh
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117 Reviews
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Passionate about creating a sustainable built environment, Deepa brings international work experience along with interdisciplinary educational background. She graduated with a Master of Building Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Institute of Environmental Design, India. Deepa is a Registered Architect with the Indian Council of Architecture, a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE).

Over six years, Deepa has worked on number of projects in the US and India with a focus on bridging the gap between building design and technology. At EDS Pvt Ltd, she works on projects dealing with daylight assessment, building energy simulations, technical analysis for performance based design, conducting professional training programs, developing instructional content and facilitating green building certifications. Deepa has been instrumental in launching the EDS CPD (Continuous Professional Development) initiative. She is also the lead faculty for many professional courses and plays an active role in developing instructional content and assessment materials.

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