Thermal Comfort Course
In designing buildings, the comfort of occupants remains a primary consideration. This is especially true in offices where comfort equates to work productivity. Conventionally, comfort and energy optimization are two conflicting concepts in building design – but they shouldn’t be!
A truly sustainable building not only saves on energy use but is thermally comfortable as well. Knowing how to evaluate thermal comfort is the first step to designing a conducive and energy-efficient work and living space. This course helps you achieve that through thermal comfort fundamentals that you can apply to your design.
What You’ll Learn
- Understand the relationship between thermal comfort and energy efficiency
- Fundamental concepts regarding comfort zone
- Definition of thermal comfort and its variables
- Tools used to measure thermal comfort
- Determine whether a place is within the comfort zone
- Scales and indices used to determine thermal comfort
- Interpretation and use of thermal comfort indices as defined by the National Building Code of India
- Post occupancy evaluation of thermal comfort through a case study
Thermal Comfort Training Course Description
This Thermal Comfort course provides you with an introduction to the concepts of thermal comfort and comfort zone. It helps you identify the tools used for evaluating thermal comfort. Moreover, this course guides you through the processes involved in determining a given space’s thermal comfort.
After completing this course:
- You will learn about the array of environmental and personal conditions in which people can still be optimally comfortable and productive
- By utilizing the variables, instruments, and indices to assess a space’s thermal comfort, you can identify energy-efficient measures to improve a building’s design
At the end of this course, the certificate that you obtain will elevate your resume as a professional and give you a distinct advantage in this growing industry of energy-efficient and sustainable building planning, design, and construction.
CPD / CEU / PDH / CEP / CPC
Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to additional formal learning activities that are required to maintain a professional certification or accreditation.
CE or CPD comes in many names but represents the same thing. Here are some of them that may be used in your country:
- CPD – Continuing Professional Development
- CEU – Continuing Education Units
- PDH – Professional Development Hours
- CEP – Continuing Education Programs
- CPC – Continuing Professional Competency
Many of our courses provide Continuing Professional Development credits, points, hours, or units. To learn more about Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development, please read here.
This Course Is Perfect For:
- Architecture Students
- Engineering Students
- Architecture Trainers and Educators
- 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 Thermal Comfort Training Course
The training course on Thermal Comfort 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.
Sustainability Education Academy’s 3-hour training course on Thermal Comfort is part four of six of the Energy Efficient and Climate Responsive Building Envelope Design program. Completing the course and passing the assessments will qualify you for a Sustemy Certificate.
If you pass all the assessments in this course you will be eligible to purchase a Certificate of Competence in Thermal Comfort Evaluation & Assessment. The assessment has been prepared by an expert and is based on key areas which demonstrate competence.
This course is accredited by ESTA (Energy Services and Technology Association).