MOOC Recap Part 1
This session involves a topic-by-topic coverage of key concepts, ensuring that the nuances are absorbed and understood and the common pitfalls and misconceptions related to each topic are highlighted. Topics to be covered in this session include – Heat Transfer in Buildings, Psychrometrics and Climate Analysis. The trainer addresses the following: 1. The relationship between buildings and heat, 2. The idea of cooling load and the primary processes that give rise to it, 3. The influence of sensible and latent heat on building design, and how the psychrometric chart for the building location helps aid this process, 4. Prioritisation of cooling load reduction and passive design strategies before exploring sustainable cooling technologies and renewable energy supply, 5. Teaching methods, exercises, activities that will be useful in conveying these concepts in the classroom and 6. Vital information with respect to technical concepts that architecture students need to understand in order to apply them in their design studios.