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Sustainable Architecture: Climatic Considerations and Green Buildings

In this free online course, you will learn about the basic characteristics of sustainable building architecture.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online green architecture course explains what is meant by sustainable architecture and the terminologies around it. This includes the concept of architecture green buildings and their certifying agencies around the world. The climatic considerations and comfort aspects of building design, including thermal, visual and acoustic comfort are explored. The tools and strategies to achieve the desired levels of comfort are also discussed.
Sustainable Architecture: Climatic Considerations and Green Buildings
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Students

    672
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online green architecture course discusses the basic characteristics of a Sustainable Architecture Green Building, with a reflection on the different climatic considerations and comfort aspects of building design. It begins by explaining some of the commonly used terms and concepts associated with sustainable architecture and looks at the work of some famous architects. This includes the overarching principles of architectural design adopted by them and other salient features of modern sustainable buildings.

Next, the green architecture course looks at the process of designing and constructing a Green Building and introduces you to the Green Building Rating Programs and Agencies that are dispersed around the world. It examines the various trends and certification strategies for Green Building, with particular emphasis on the practices that are commonly used in India.

Finally, it examines the physiological objectives of architectural design with a focus on thermal, visual and acoustic comfort in different climatic conditions. Although largely addressed towards undergraduate students, all others who want to learn about sustainable and green building concepts and who are planning to go ahead in the field of green design architecture and implementation, will greatly benefit from this course. Why wait, start this green architecture course today!

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