Cooling Buildings Thoughtfully
- No prior knowledge or experience is required to take this course. You certainly need to be inspired to teach !
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.
- 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.
- Introduction9 pages
- Heat33 pages
- Heat5 questions
- Fundamentals of heat transfer36 pages
- Fundamentals of heat transfer5 questions
- Building heat transfer45 pages
- Building heat transfer4 questions
- Material properties - I27 pages
- Material Properties - I4 questions
- Materials properties - II23 pages
- Material Properties - II4 questions
- Glass15 pages
- Glass4 questions
- Psychrometrics: Introduction11 pages
- Psychrometric tutorial 101:08
- Psychrometric tutorial 202:10
- Psychrometric tutorial 302:30
- Psychrometric : Exercise 13 pages
- Psychrometric tutorial 401:50
- Psychrometric : Exercise 24 pages
- Climate analysis38 pages
- Thermal comfort-154 pages
- Thermal comfort - 216 pages
- Thermal comfort5 questions
- Passive building design57 pages
- Passive building design5 questions
- Sun path diagrams76 pages
- Exercise - Sun Path5 pages
- Shadow mask25 pages
- Shading devices39 pages
- Solar geometry4 questions
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.