Passive solar design is a fundamental approach to designing buildings that are sustainable. Climate and solar responsive strategies are inherent to passive buildings. Such strategies meet the heating and cooling requirements of buildings by harnessing natural resources. This further reduces the energy required for heating and cooling buildings using mechanical equipment.
This ‘Passive Solar Design Series’ have been developed to cover all aspects of climate responsive design. The first course in this series will get you started with solar geometry and showcase application in design. Sun path diagram is a powerful design tool that can be used to determine building form, shading devices and other strategies during schematic design stages.
This course intends to refresh the fundamentals and show potential application in real world design process. At the end of the course, you will be inspired and walk away with ideas on integrating the principles in your design process.
This module brings out the relevance of solar geometry in context of passive solar design and its importance today.
This module is a refresher of the basics of earth and sun relationship. This clarity will help further understanding solar geometry with respect to buildings
This module will explain in detail about solar geometry and how it impacts our design decisions.
Learn about this simple and powerful design tool used in the passive solar design process.
Learn how all the concepts discussed so far can be applied in practice to design passive solar buildings.
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.