Passive Solar Design Series - Understanding Sun

Online

Instructor: Environmental Design Solutions

Length: 1 module

Description

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.

Learning Objectives:
1.Recall fundamentals
2.Understand solar geometry
3.Use a sunpath diagram
4.Realize application of sunpath diagram

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Instructor

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Environmental Design Solutions

Environmental Design Solutions [EDS] is a sustainability advisory firm focusing on the built environment. Since its inception in 2002, EDS has worked on over 350 green building and energy efficiency projects worldwide. The diverse milieu of its team of experts converges on climate change mitigation policies, energy efficient building design, building code development,...[more]

Course Outline

Passive Solar Design Series: Understanding Sun

**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.

  • Introduction (Video)
  • Module 1 : Context (Video)
  • Module 1 Handout (Download .pdf)
  • Module 2: Sun Movement (Video)
  • Module 2 Handout (Download .pdf)
  • Module 3: Solar Geometry (Video)
  • Module 3 Handout (Download .pdf)
  • Module 4: Sunpath diagrams (Video)
  • Module 4 Handout (Download .pdf)
  • Module 4: Exercise Handout (Download .pdf)
  • Module 5 : Application (Video)
  • Module 5 Handout (Download .pdf)
  • Assessment Quiz (Quiz)