Building Physics Basics

Building Physics Basics

Enhance your architectural knowledge and make smarter design choices

  • Apply thermodynamic principles to create energy-efficient building designs.
  • Understand the different modes of heat transfer within buildings.
  • Learn how to choose thermally suitable materials and evaluate building envelope components for optimal performance.

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The Basics of Building Physics

Age-old structures have stood the test of time, and many of these that still stand today were designed with the surrounding climate in mind. Since the industrial revolution, building design has been dictated by mass-produced and carbon-intensive materials, technologies, and processes, ignoring the climate and the principles of building physics resulting in structures that consume huge amounts of fossil fuels. 

This course aims to correct that by teaching students the role of building envelope components that can significantly impact a building’s thermal properties.

What You’ll Learn

  • The application of thermodynamic principles in architecture.
  • The modes of heat transfer in buildings.
  • The thermal properties of materials.
  • How to select thermally suitable building materials based on benchmarks and standards.
  • The building envelope.
  • The role of building envelope components in heat transfer.
  • The properties of various building envelope components.
  • How to evaluate thermal properties of building envelope components through case studies.

Building Physics Basics Course Description

Our Building Physics Basics course helps you understand building physics and thermodynamic principles to help you design buildings that are less reliant on fossil fuels to keep their occupants comfortable. This course focuses on establishing a basic understanding of the role of building physics in designing a climate-responsive and energy-efficient building.

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When you pass all the quizzes in this course, you’ll get a certificate of achievement on course completion, with a QR code that when scanned validates its authenticity. Use this certificate to demonstrate to employees and others your growing sustainability credentials!

This Course Is Perfect For:

  • Architecture Students
  • Engineering Students
  • Architecture Trainers and Educators 
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers

This course is best for people aspiring to specialize in the sustainable building sector.  Professionals with training in designing buildings that operate with very low energy consumption and carbon footprint are in high demand because buildings are now required to be climate-responsive and because of the huge savings in operational costs. 

If you want to design or build establishments that do not require too much power while maintaining a standard level of comfort and function like any well-built building, please enroll in this course.

Why Enroll in Building Physics Basics Training Course

The training course on Building Physics Basics is aimed at building the skill sets of building science professionals, specifically on sustainable building design. This online course is the next logical step to adding more value to formal education and provides professionals with knowledge of the current developments in the field.

The creator of this course is Dr. Roshni Udyavar Yehuda, an academician and practicing architect with a Ph.D. in Resource Management on structural configuration and thermal behavior of buildings. Dr. Yehuda, an empaneled expert on the Energy Conservation Building Code of India, has more than 20 years of academic and professional experience. She has traveled to more than 20 countries to lend her expertise in energy-efficient and environmental design of buildings. 

This course contains tools and approaches that have been proven effective as they have been drawn from Dr. Yehuda’s extensive experience on the subject.

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