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Introduction to the subject.:Environmental Adaptation. Introduction to The Solar Geometry:Sun path,Solstice and equinox,Latitude ,Longitude,Psychometrics & Design Strategies. Solar Geometry and shading techniques: Azimuth Angle , Altitude angle ,Solar Control & Shading Masks Climate at global level:Classification of climate,Elements of climate, Climatic regions. Thermal Transfer:Thermal Comfort , Heat Transfer + Building Envelope. Thermal Transfer:Whole Building Heat Transfer. Solar Control & Shading Masks. Introduction To Passive And Solar Design Techniques. Design for Heating & Cooling: Architectural Sailing. Design for Heating & Cooling:Passive Heating, Solar Thermal & PV. Design for Heating & Cooling:Passive Cooling and Glazing, Active cooling and heating techniques Day lighting:Theory and Perception of Light, Daylight Analysis & Design

Course Synopsis

The purpose of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between Architectural Design and the Environmental forces of sun, wind, and light. This design-centered course is intended to help you develop the ability to quickly test your architectural designs against fundamental ECS criteria informed by an understanding of effective and efficient ways to use energy and other environmental resources.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course Students will • Understand the environmental impact of buildings and implications of utilizing non-renewable and renewable energy sources. • Understand how environmental adaptation is achieved through location, form and metabolism; that significant thermal and lighting requirements can be achieved architecturally rather than mechanically. • Understand and apply principles of heat transfer. • Understand the fundamentals of psychrometrics and apply this understanding to make appropriate architectural decisions related to climate. • Understand how to achieve human comfort through climate-adapted design; • Be able to collect, synthesize and communicate information about regional climateconditions; • Be able to identify climatic characteristics of hot arid, hot humid, cold and temperate regions, as well as the appropriate architectural responses in those areas. • Be able to design buildings that respond to climate, solar dynamics and daylight, to meet the fundamental requirements for heating, cooling and lighting.


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Author : Hocine Bougdah, Stephen Sharples
Edition : Volume 2
Publisher : Taylor & Francis.
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Edition : 1st ed.
Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education India
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Author : Mallgrave, H. F., & Goodman, D. J.
Edition : 2011
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons.
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Author : Stephen R.J. Sheppard
Edition : 1st Edition
Publisher : Routledge
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Author : James A. Fay & Dan S. Golomb
Edition : 2002
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Author : David & Armentrout ,Patricia
Edition : 2009
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Book Title : Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques, atmosphere, environment, climate change and renewable energy.
Author : Sen, Z.
Edition : 2008
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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