Interior designing or interior fit out projects have large variation in type and scale. Some components such as daylight, electric lighting, water use, material use and indoor environmental quality are common in all kind of projects. This course introduces simple measurable aspects for each of these components using which the sustainability quotient for a project can be assessed.
Design is very subjective. But sustainability can be objective and measurable. You will learn about concepts that are applicable irrespective of the design language.
If you have work experience as a designer and are interested in learning about sustainability, you will be able to quickly apply the concepts covered in this course in your practice.
The entire course is available in BANGLA language. There are 5 lectures in this course with 1 hour of video content. I have included exercises and some simple calculations within the lectures to help you reinforce the concepts
This course is designed in the regional language to help you be technically competent with the subject without any limitations. Towards the end, you will learn about a sustainability matrix that can be used as a decision making tool for selecting materials that has the best sustainability score.
A short introduction on the course content, how it is structured, the objectives and the take aways
Daylight and artificial light play an important role in bringing out the overall design aesthetics. It also has a large role to play in sustainability with its impact on energy use and indoor environmental quality. Adequate daylight levels and reduced lighting energy use is an important consideration for green interiors
Water use might not get much attention when thinking about design. The good news is that the simple measures can be implemented to reduce water use in restrooms and other areas that use potable water.
Material selection and application is one of the most important design criteria in interior fit out projects. Key aspects about materials can help determine its sustainability quotient. This can in fact become a selection criteria in addition to cost, aesthetics and other design considerations.
This is one of those areas of sustainability that is entirely measurable, but has been established to have an impact on occupant health over a long term. You will learn about simple criteria that can be included in design specifications for a better indoor environment quality.
You have come to the end of course. This quiz will help you assess your understanding of the course. Since the quiz is also in Bangla, you will need to download and print the quiz from "Resources" section. Please look at the answers, only after you complete attempting the quiz. Good luck !
I am an architect with expertise in green building design and consulting. My work as a Green Building Analyst is very inter-disciplinary and I enjoy bridging the gap. I have worked on diverse projects that includes design optimization, energy and daylight simulations. More recently, I have been working on policies for energy efficient buildings. My interest in teaching has motivated me to create courses on topics I have an expertise on and reach out as many people as possible. In the recent past, I have conducted workshops and charettes in various cities in India and Nepal. I graduated as an architect in India and have a Masters in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association, London.