Designing Climates: Enhancing Thermal and Visual Comfort Through the Design of Indoor / Outdoor Architecture (LU)

1.50 LUs
  • HSW
  • GBCI
  • RIBA
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D Design

B Building Science

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This course is part of a series:

Energy Series

Designing Climates: Enhancing Thermal and Visual Comfort Through the Design of Indoor / Outdoor Architecture

Reintroduction of the fundamental principles of thermal and visual comfort and designing based on climate to enhance these in projects increasing comfort for people.

Description: 

Architects and design critics aside, few people complain about how buildings look. However, everyone complains about how buildings feel, especially if they are too hot, cold, humid, glary, or dark. Architects need to regain design control of comfort, which many ceded to other professions decades ago!

This course will reintroduce you to the fundamental principles of thermal and visual comfort, describe how the experience of the built environment—and the health of people in buildings—can be enhanced by designing to first principles of thermal and visual comfort, and explain how dynamic, varied thermal and visual environments can help comfort occupants.

Learning objectives

  • Define basic elements of thermal comfort and understand the newly emerging model of adaptive thermal comfort.         
  • Understand basic elements of visual comfort and how they can shape the experience of a person visiting a building and landscape.
  • Describe how thermal and visual design choices can increase comfort, enhance environmental quality, and save energy.
  • Understand the environmental design imperatives for hot and humid climates.

Course details

Contents Video, quiz, evaluation

Expiration One year after purchase

Duration 1:30

Passing Score 80% on quiz