In this course you’ll learn about what climate conditions you should study before making design decisions, and how these climate conditions will dictate your design. You will also learn how to use Autodesk Revit to generate climate charts you can use to interpret energy analysis results.
If you are interested in taking all 7 individual courses in the High Performance Building Design series, we encourage you to, instead, register for the Building Performance Analysis Certificate, which offers the same 7 courses and will provide you with a certificate of completion.
Regardless of what type of building you’re designing, the various environmental conditions will be one of the first and most important factors that you study in the design process. Not only does climate have big implications for the type of materials and constructions you’ll want to use, it’s also going to tell you a lot about what types of passive design strategies are going work in your favor.
Through a case study example, fundamental theory, quizzes, software exercises, and software documentation, learn how to analyze your site’s climate through energy analysis for Revit. This course will better prepare architects and engineers to conduct and understand building performance analysis. In order to fully understand everything that goes into high performance building design, you need to first understand climate and how it impacts the rest of the design process.
Topics covered include temperature, humidity, wind, thermal comfort, psychrometric charts, and analyzing Revit energy analysis results for differing climate types.