This seminar covers both theoretical concepts and practical applications on how to adopt bioclimatic design principles from the onset a project. Bioclimatic architecture refers to the design of buildings & spaces taking into account their close relationship with the local climate: making use of solar energy, wind, and other environmental sources to help achieve optimal thermal performance and indoor comfort. It deals with design and architectural elements, avoiding complete dependence on mechanical systems, which are regarded as support. A good example of this is using natural ventilation or mixed mode ventilation.
Bioclimatic design principles will be reviewed for the main building elements, both for dry and humid hot climates. Additionally, an overview of natural ventilation, mixed-mode ventilation and other different passive ventilation techniques such as wind towers, solar chimneys, and the Canadian/Provençal well will be given. Insulation, air tightness, heat island effect reduction, natural daylighting, glazing, shading devices, and green roofs will also be quickly covered throughout the two parts of this seminar.
Suitable for all levels, architects, engineers, developers, or any other construction professional or student.
Explore some key findings regarding human behavior & decision making from a cognitive neuroscience perspective and adopt some of them to design an environmental campaign.