Understanding Climate
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Understanding Climate

Brush up concepts and learn tools, analysis and applications
4.2 (157 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
396 students enrolled
Created by EDS Global
Last updated 12/2018
English
Current price: $26.99 Original price: $44.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Differentiate between climate and weather
  • Clarity on characteristics of different climate zones
  • Understand and work with weather data
  • Awareness of simple and advanced tools for climate analysis
  • Identify the right tool for your work flow
  • Derive high level design strategies as an outcome of climate analysis
Requirements
  • This course is a refresher. You do not need any prior knowledge.
  • Being an architect or studying architecture or knowing about buildings is a plus !
Description

This course is approved for 2 GBCI CE credits.

Having a thorough understanding of climate is imperative to designing a good building. The first step to this is to have clarity on the difference between climate and weather. Learn about different climate variables, global climate zones and the significance of climate responsive design in this course. This is a refresher course on climate fundamentals.

We might not be aware that our life revolves around climate. The food we eat, clothes we wear, our culture, the nature around us and our shelters are all influenced by the climate. However, over time, things have changed. Technology has enabled us to be un-responsive to climate. We do not see the same kind of flora and fauna when we travel from one end of the globe to the other. However, our buildings do tend to look similar. Isn’t it ?

Climate responsive design is integral to green buildings. This course will equip you with the knowledge and tools that you can use to identify climate responsive design strategies. The concepts covered in the course are best applied during concept design stage; which is crucial to achieve a sustainable outcome.

This course is organized in three parts.

Part 1 is an introduction to the topic. It covers different climate variables, global climate zones and characteristics of each.

Part 2 will cover free and simple tools that can be used for climate analysis

Part 3 will cover some advanced tools for climate analysis and application of the concepts covered in the entire course.

The course content is designed to bridge theory and practice with practical take-aways from each course. All the analytical tools are explained with demonstrations so you can right away start working with it. 

Who this course is for:
  • You want to refresh climate fundamentals and get ready to apply them in practice
  • You are an architect who is looking for simple and effective tools to integrate in the work flow during concept design stage
  • You want to use free and easy-to-use software tools to do climate analysis and arrive at passive design strategies
  • You know how to do climate analysis but want to dive deeper into the topic and customize the data for advanced analysis
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:45:45
+ Part 1: Climate variables and zones
4 lectures 40:31

This is an introduction to how the course is structured and the learning objectives.. so you can plan how you want to take the course.

Preview 03:20

The first module will discuss the significance of climate and sets the context to the topic.

Preview 13:11

Module 2 will talk about the factors that influence the climate of a location….and the various combinations of these which result in climate diversity on the planet..

Module 2
14:36

In this module, we will discuss different climate zones and their characteristics

Module 3
09:24

This quiz has 10 multiple-choice questions. You need to score minimum 80% to earn the GBCI CE credits. You may take several attempts. There are no negative markings.

Part 1: Quiz
10 questions
+ Part 2: Simple tools and analysis
3 lectures 38:03

This module will discuss the learning objectives specific to Section 2.

Preview 01:47

This module will discuss in detail the weather file. This is fundamental to executing any analysis. 

module 1
10:40

In this module, we will discuss a set of simple tools that are available to understand weather data alongwith their capabilities.. These are meant for beginners.

Module 2
25:36

This quiz has 10 multiple-choice questions. You need to score minimum 80% to earn the GBCI CE credits. You may take several attempts. There are no negative markings.

Part 2: Quiz
10 questions
+ Part 3: Advanced tools and application
3 lectures 27:11

This module will discuss learning objective specific to Section 3

Preview 01:29

We will discuss some advanced tools for climate analysis.. You will learn to customize the data and create your own plots.

module 1
13:00

We will see different application of tools to help derive climate appropriate design strategies. This will include the tools covered in Part 2 of the course as well. So please make sure you complete that.

Module 2
12:42

This quiz has 10 multiple-choice questions. You need to score minimum 80% to earn the GBCI CE credits. You may take several attempts. There are no negative markings.

Part 3: Quiz
10 questions