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Basics of Urban Heat Island and Energy Conservation Building Code

Learn about the urban heat island in relation to radiation concept and energy building code in this free online course

Environmental Studies
Free Course
This free online course will help you understand the urban heat island in relation to the radiation concept. You will be exposed to energy conservation, radiation interaction with aerosol, urban canopy layer, and anthropogenic heat. You will learn about the purpose and scope of energy conservation building code. You will also learn about vertical fenestration in energy conservation building code and the OTTV methodology in energy building code.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course will begin by introducing you to the urban heat island in relation to the radiation concept. You will study energy conservation, radiation interaction with aerosol, urban canopy layer, and anthropogenic heat. You will then be exposed to the theory, models, case study, and surface water balance of evapotranspiration. This will lead you to energy conservation, absorptivity, reflectivity, radiation interaction with aerosol, and radiation budget. 

Next, you will be introduced to radiation on surface and long-wave exchange. You will learn about the purpose and scope of energy conservation building code. This will take you through the applicable building systems, the exemptions, the administration and enforcement of this code. You will also be knowledgeable about the administrative requirements, the mandatory requirement, and the prescriptive requirement for the energy conservation building code. 

Lastly, you will gain an understanding of vertical fenestration in the energy conservation building code. This will take you through vertical fenestration U-factor, SHGC requirements, the minimum visible transmission of glazing for vertical fenestration, and the life cycle. You will then be introduced to ECBC compliance methodology and building envelope trade-off option. You will also learn about  OTTV methodology as used in energy conservation building code.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain equivalent emissivity in relation to radiation
  • Explain the meaning of absorptivity in relation to energy conservation
  • Explain the meaning of reflectivity in relation to energy conservation
  • Describe the radiation interaction with aerosol in relation to radiation
  • Identify the strategies of urban heat island
  • Explain the meaning of evapotranspiration in relation to the urban heat island
  • Explain the purpose of energy conservation building code
  • Identify the areas the building codes apply to and the exempted areas
  • Describe how this building code can be administrated and enforced
  • Identify the administrative requirements of the building code
  • Analyze the ECBC compliance methodology as used in energy conservation building code

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