Learn how to maximize natural ventilation in the design process to reduce building energy use and meet 2030 energy goals. This hands-on, practical course is designed to train architects how to quickly simulate airflow early in the design process in order to evaluate design decisions and achieve a project’s energy and sustainability goals. Topics covered include the basics of natural ventilation, climate analysis, air flow analysis, thermal mass, comfort, and considerations related to acoustic noise and outdoor air quality. Participants will also learn how to educate clients about expected comfort levels, and will be able to use the knowledge gained in this course to speak more fluidly with engineers about energy models and building comfort and performance. Participants may work on one of their own projects during this course to test design ideas.
Course Number: ENVR-40004
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)