Welcome to the Low Energy Buildings course website! Please find course materials below.
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Weeks 1 and 2
Course Syllabus
Readings:
- Climate Change (optional)
- Peak Oil (optional)
- Climate and Thermal Comfort
- Thermal Delight
- Site Climates
- Fundamentals of Solar Geometry
Lectures:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
Assignments:
- Microclimate Hike
- Solar Transit Exercise (please read, but you do not need to bring a paper copy to site)
- Solar Site Analysis
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Week 3
Reading:
- Balance Point Game (you do not need to bring a paper copy to class)
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Week 4
Readings:
- Energy Balance, Fundamentals of Energy and Building Materials
- Heat Transfer Mechanisms
Lecture:
- Week 4 Presentation
Assignments:
- Massing Analysis
- Homework 1
- Homework 1 Solution Set
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Week 5
Readings:
- Heat Transfer in Series and Parallel
- Infiltration
Lecture:
- Week 5 Presentation
Assignment:
- Homework 2
- Homework 2 Solutions
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Week 6
Reading:
- Solar Geometry Variables
Lecture:
- Week 6 Presentation
Assignment:
- Facade Shading Study
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Week 8
Assignment:
- Energy Balance Calculation
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Week 9
Reading:
- The Perfect Wall
Lecture:
- Week 9 Presentation