MOOC Recap Part 2
This session is the second part of the MOOC Recap, the trainer will cover the following topics – Thermal Comfort, Passive Building Design and Fundamentals of Solar Geometry. The trainer addresses the following key takeaways: 1. Establishing thermal comfort as the goal while recognizing artificial cooling as merely one of the means to achieve it, 2. Adaptive comfort criteria and its energy and environmental conservation benefits, 3. Prioritization of cooling load reduction and passive design strategies before exploring sustainable cooling technologies and renewable energy supply, 4. Reading solar charts for a given location and rapidly gauging passive design implications emerging from it, 5. Aids and tools for design passive features, 6. Teaching methods, exercises, activities that will be useful in conveying these concepts in the classroom and 7. Vital information with respect to technical concepts that architecture students need to understand in order to apply them in their design studios.