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Available On-Demand | 1 Formal CPD Point
Smart Plus Academy Series
Approved by the Institute's Refuel CPD Provider Network.
Ready to unlock the secrets of sustainable architecture and design energy efficient buildings that will shape the future?
Part 3 of our Passivhaus series explores the key principles and considerations for designing sustainable buildings with a focus on energy efficiency and long-term performance.
Students will learn to prioritize durability over short-term considerations, with a specific emphasis on energy efficiency. The course covers various aspects of sustainable building design, including the importance of size, shape and compactness, renewable energy integration, and thermal considerations for different climates. Gain the knowledge to create environmentally conscious and economically viable structures
On completion of this course participants should be able to:
Passivhaus Part 3 will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2015 National Standard of Competency for Architects:
DESIGN: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues.
3.6 Assessment of the economic impact on the project of design strategies and options.
DESIGN: SCHEMATIC DESIGN
4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.
Passivhaus Part 3 will deliver outcomes related to the following Competencies from the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects:
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
PC12 Provide independent, culturally responsive and objective advice in accordance with relevant building codes, standards, technical specifications and guidelines, and planning regulations, including climate change implications, across all aspects of architectural practice.
PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
PC24 Be able to prepare and analyse project development options in response to a project brief – its objectives, budget, user intent and built purpose, risk and timeframes, including environmental sustainability considerations.
PC31 Be able to identify, analyse and integrate information relevant to environmental sustainability – such as energy and water consumption, resources depletion, waste, embodied carbon and carbon emissions – over the lifecycle of a project.
PC33 Be able to investigate, coordinate and integrate sustainable environmental systems – including water, thermal, lighting and acoustics – in response to consultants’ advice.