Engineering Student Certification Workshop

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5

Group Debate: Position mapping and articulation towards understanding of Climate Change

Moderators initiate discussions towards student perceptions and understanding of the term Climate Change and if it is really happening? Personal and group viewpoints emphasized to get students involved in the...
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Introduction to Integrative Design – ‘Performance by Design’: A short video prepared by the Rocky Mountain Institute

Trainer showcases a documentary on High Performance by Integrative Design, the first installment in the High Performance Building Series to provide an in-depth analysis as to the integrative design process....
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13:00-13:45

Fuel Up (Lunch, Walk, Breathe)

Climate Justice and the Built Space: an Introduction to Fairconditioning

The trainer introduces the Fairconditioning Program, focusing on the Academic Curricula Integration project (ACIP). The trainer additionally elucidates the relationship between the existing problems with our Built Space and Climate...
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Workshop Objectives and Participant Expectations

The trainer presents the overarching workshop structure, content, activities and objectives. The trainer further highlights key takeaways – all in the context of embedding efficiency and sustainability within the existing...
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15:15-15:30

Recess for the Mind

Group Debate: Personal position recalibration in the context of new knowledge about Climate Change

A follow up from the previous ice-breaker, the trainer aims to initiate a dialogue between students after having shared the facts and figures relating to climate change. The aim of...
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Building Physics 1 – Forms of Heat applicable in Building Physics, heat transfer, Psychrometrics, climate analysis and solar geometry.

The trainer highlights fundamental concepts of heat transfer in a building, achieving thermal comfort with least amount of energy; controlling convection-radiation-conduction to understand its effect on the building’s environment. Trainer...
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Building Physics 2 – Passive design theory and application

In continuation to day 1, the trainer covers the following topics: Passive Building Design, Fundamentals of Solar Geometry and the different ways of reducing heat ingress through design interventions, thermal...
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Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality – The basic concepts, measurements and standards of thermal comfort and Indoor Air Quality

The trainer elucidates on the following concepts: Thermal comfort and its influencing factors, Solar passive design, Envelope design and its material property, Mode of heat transfer – conduction, convection and...
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11:15-11:30

Recess for the Mind

Active Cooling – Efficient HVAC Systems

The trainer brings about the issue of growing Airconditioning demand with regard to building sector growth. Conventional building EPI and Energy efficient building EPI & its effect on electricity consumption...
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Natural Refrigerant Air Conditioning

The trainer ensures that the students are aware of and understand the environmental, spatial and structural implications of using this technology, in comparison the conventional HVAC systems for building design....
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13:00-13:45

Fuel Up (Lunch, Walk, Breathe)

Solar Vapour Absorption Machines

    The trainer ensures that the students are aware of and understand the environmental, spatial and structural implications of using this technology, in comparison the conventional HVAC systems for...
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Direct/Indirect Evaporative Cooling

The trainer ensures that the students are aware of and understand the environmental, spatial and structural implications of using this technology, in comparison the conventional HVAC systems for building design....
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15:15-15:30

Recess for the Mind

Structure & Radiant Cooling

The trainer ensures that the students are aware of and understand the environmental, spatial and structural implications of using this technology, in comparison the conventional HVAC systems for building design....
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Life Cycle – Carbon Foot-printing and economics

  The trainer explores the economic rationale behind switching to a carbon free lifestyle, the costs associated with each action of ours, and how much CO2 it releases into the...
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Site Visit

This session focuses on imparting practical understanding of the technologies/concepts covered throughout day 1 and 2 to the students. These site visits are also aimed to help the students understand...
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Introduction to Energy Modelling: Theory of heat load simulations with Smart Energy Tool: Demonstration  

The trainer introduces to the students a web based tool to calculate HVAC load and further simulate those effects on the building’s performance. The trainer further discusses the need for...
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13:00-14:00

Fuel Up (Lunch, Walk, Breathe)

Smart Energy Tool – Modelling Sustainable Cooling Technologies  

The trainer conducts practice sessions with the students on the smart energy tool in a Computer

Case study detailing

In this session, students will be assigned a problem statement and asked to generate heat loads and run simulations on the Smart Energy tool. The trainer would showcase the capability...
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13:30-14:15

Fuel Up (Lunch, Walk, Breathe)

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