Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course
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For those of you not familiar with ‘passive heating and cooling design’, it’s a building design strategy based primarily upon knowledge of thermodynamics and how the sun moves through the sky at different times of day and year— in a nutshell; using
For those of you not familiar with ‘passive heating and cooling design’, it’s a building design strategy based primarily upon knowledge of thermodynamics and how the sun moves through the sky at different times of day and year— in a nutshell; using the sun’s energy to heat a building in winter, and natural ventilation with solar shading for cooling in summer. Whereas most modern buildings are built without regard for solar orientation, and therefore need to rely heavily on mechanical heating and cooling, passively heated and cooled buildings can be comfortable without the use of these systems, cutting down enormously on electricity bills (up to 90%!) and increasing the overall health of a space. If you’re an architect, builder, engineer or simply a green building enthusiast looking to learn more about this subject, you’ll be excited to hear about Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) brand new Passive Heating and Cooling Design online course which starts this fall!
This autumn, the 120-year-old design school will be adding a comprehensive, highly interactive course to its already robust Sustainable Design Institute online offerings, focusing in on the core concepts of passive heating and cooling design and how to best implement those principles in new construction. Read on to learn more about the program, as well as how you claim a spot in this in-demand class—there are only 15 spots available, so we encourage interested readers to sign up quickly before all of the openings are gone!
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