Passive Solar Design Series - Understanding Sun
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Passive Solar Design Series - Understanding Sun

First step to designing passive solar buildings
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Created by Deepa Parekh
Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Recall fundamentals
  • Understand solar geometry
  • Use a sunpath diagram
  • Realize application of a sun path diagram
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  • This is a beginner level course focused on green building design strategies. You do not need any prior experience or knowledge about green buildings. Being familiar with the building construction industry or studying architecture will be helpful

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are associated with the building industry either on the design side or the construction side, this course is relevant for you.
  • If you have been intrigued about green buildings, but wanted to learn the fundamentals, you can consider this as a foundation course
  • If you are currently studying architecture, and interested in sustainability, this course is a primer for you.
  • If you are an architect and want to design green buildings, this course is just for you !
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Passive Solar Design Series - Understanding Sun
6 Lectures 56:46

Know what is the course about, how it is structured and what to expect. 

Preview 02:36

This module brings out the relevance of solar geometry in context of passive solar design and its importance today.

Preview 03:42

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

Sun movement

This module will explain in detail about solar geometry and how it impacts our design decisions.

Preview 07:16

Learn about this simple and powerful design tool used in the passive solar design process.

sunpath diagram

Learn how all the concepts discussed so far can be applied in practice to design passive solar buildings.

About the Instructor
Deepa Parekh
4.4 Average rating
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1,668 Students
10 Courses
Project Manager, EDS Pvt Ltd.

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.