How to Design for Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
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Monday, December 6, 2021
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What is passive solar design
Identifying the five elements of passive solar design
• Aperture/collector, absorber, thermal mass, distribution, control
Designing for passive solar heating
• Direct and indirect gain
Designing for passive solar cooling
• Shading and ventilation
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Heather Gayle Holdridge
Heather Gayle Holdridge is the sustainability director at Lake|Flato Architects, a firm that has gained national recognition for architecture that responds to its particular place while seamlessly integrating with the natural environment. Leveraging her background in mechanical engineering, Ms. Holdridge directs all Lake|Flato project teams in establishing sustainability goals. She devises strategies and establishes methods and systems to realize those goals under programs such as LEED, the 2030 Challenge, and the Living Building Challenge. She works closely with design teams to evaluate appropriate passive systems and performs energy modeling throughout the design process. Ms. Holdridge’s projects have included the Engineered BioSystems Building at Georgia Tech; the Austin Central Library; and Arizona State University Student Health Services Building. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Course Title: How to Design for Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines how structures can maximize solar opportunities throughout the year for heating, cooling and energy production.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define passive solar design and determine appropriate applications for its use.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the five elements of passive solar design.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to design for passive solar heating and identify techniques for maximizing direct and indirect gain.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to design for passive solar cooling and identify techniques for maximizing shading and ventilation.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with building energy systems
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/06/2024
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