Glass is an important building element that brings daylight in a space. All-glass buildings are a common scenario in most parts of the world. Extensive use of glass results in excessive light and heat ingress which not desired for a well designed comfortable space. A balance between heat and light gain can be achieved by selecting the right kind of glass.
While all glass might look the same, its specifications have a significant impact on daylighting. When you learn about glass, you have to learn about heat ingress as well in addition to daylight. Awareness of the properties of glass and its technical specifications will help in selecting the right kind of glass for an application.
This course covers technical terms in the most simple, clear and interesting manner. Examples given in the course correlate with the real world. The next time you look at glass clad buildings, you will know what is going on in there..
The course comprises of 6 lectures in video format and a quiz to be taken at the end of the course. There are simple and interesting exercises within the lectures that help you understand the concepts effectively and keep you engaged. At the end of this course, you will be able to select the right glass for a given building. You will be able to read the technical catalog comfortably and can have a scientific conversation about glass selection.
This is the second course in the Daylighting series. Although not required, I recommend that you take the the first course – Daylighting 101 : Technical Terms to gain a holistic understanding of 'Daylighting'.
You will learn about an important property of glass than has an impact on heat ingress.
You will learn how glass can counter radiation
High-performance glass is all the low-emissive coating !
Excessive daylight might not be desirable and appropriate control is essential. Learn about these important concepts in this lecture
Assess your understanding of the course by taking this quiz.
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.