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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 architecture.

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Free Course
This free online course explains what is meant by sustainable architecture and the various terminology around it. This includes the concept of green buildings and their certifying agencies around the world. The course also explores the climatic considerations and comfort aspects of building design, including thermal, visual and acoustic comfort. The tools and strategies to achieve the desired levels of comfort are also discussed.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course discusses the basic characteristics of Sustainable Architecture and Green Buildings, with 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 course looks at the process of designing and constructing Green Buildings 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 Buildings, 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 building design and implementation, will greatly benefit from this course. Why wait, start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to: 


  • Descibe the characteristics of sustainable architecture
  • Explain concepts related to sustainable architecture and their primary areas of focus
  • Identify the Green Building Rating Programs and Agencies around the world
  • Describe the various passive design strategies for climate-responsive building
  • Discuss the physiological objectives of architectural design
  • Recognize the existing parameters and indices of thermal comfort
  • Distinguish between the various tools used to define the human range of comfort
  • Describe the various passive design strategies for climate-responsive building
  • Identify the parameters of human visual and acoustic comfort

Certification

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