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Available On-Demand | 1 Formal CPD Point
Smart Plus Academy Series
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How can a small action like choosing the right insulation material have a big impact on creating a better world for all of us?
In Part 4 of our Passivhaus series we are looking at the big picture and how Passivhauses are designed to maximize comfort while minimizing energy consumption. The ultimate goal? To create buildings that not only provide a healthy indoor environment but also become energy producers and help to fight climate change.
To minimize heat transfer and reduce heating demand and primary energy consumption, the choice of materials with lower thermal conductivity is vital. By selecting the right materials and calculating heat losses, we can determine the required amount of primary energy and create a comprehensive picture, from material selection to energy consumption.
So, if you're passionate about sustainable architecture, energy efficiency, and the future of buildings that not only provide comfort but also contribute to a greener world, exploring the realm of Passivhaus is an exciting journey worth embarking on!
On completion of this course participants should be able to:
Passivhaus Part 4 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.
DESIGN: SCHEMATIC DESIGN
4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.
4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.
Passivhaus Part 4 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
PC28 Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.
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.