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Sustainable Architecture Applications

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Sustainable Architecture Applications

A comprehensive introduction to sustainable architecture principles

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  • 1 students enrolled
  • 50.000KWD
  • Course Includes
  • Sustainability Pillars
  • Modern Architecture
  • Sustainable Architectural Design


Description

Summary:
A comprehensive introduction to sustainable architecture principles. Topics covered include sustainability pillars, lighting design, and the importance of vegetation and material selection. Participants will gain the ability to analyze architectural designs for sustainability and develop innovative and eco-friendly solutions, contributing to environmentally conscious practices in architecture.

Course contents:

  1. What is the significance and rationale behind the concept of sustainability and its necessity?
  2. How are sustainability and architecture interconnected and what is the nature of their relationship?
  3. In what ways can architectural practices be enhanced in order to align with principles of sustainability?
  4. What are the prevailing obstacles and difficulties encountered in the realm of sustainable architecture?

Who is this course for?
Architects – Engineers – Fresh Graduates

Primary Objective
The primary objective of this course is to impart a thorough comprehension of the fundamental principles involved in designing sustainable architectures. In pursuit of this aim, the course will delve into an extensive array of topics, encompassing the pillars of sustainability, proficient lighting design, and the significance of vegetation and material selection in attaining sustainable outcomes.

Presented by: Rashed Almubark

Written by: Ahmad Salmeen

 

What you will learn

  • Architectural Design through the Environmental, Social and Economical Pillars
  • Strategies to Improve Building Performance
  • Thermal Comfort and Architecture
  • Challenges of Sustainable Design

Course Content

11sections • 12lectures 0H:55M
Session 1
This lesson provides an overview of the significance of architecture and sustainability within the context of the construction industry. It emphasizes the diversity represented by architectural styles in different regions and explores how the construction industry contributes to climate change. The lesson highlights the need for sustainable strategies to address the environmental and economic challenges we face. It introduces the concept of sustainability and its three pillars: environment, society, and economy. The content focuses on implementing sustainability in the construction industry to mitigate climate change and ensure a better future for future generations. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:10M:01S
Session 2
This lesson discusses the first pillar, which is the social pillar, and its connection to architecture. This pillar focuses on preserving and improving the quality of social relationships and emphasizes concepts of harmony, exchange, and the importance of relationships. Additionally, this lesson addresses the significance of material selection, such as using paints that do not contain harmful substances, as examples of how architecture can enhance the well-being of occupants. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:09M:14S
Session 3
This lesson discusses the relationship between the economic pillar and architecture as part of sustainability. The economic pillar focuses on creating long-term value through the use, recovery, and recycling of resources and their impact on the economy. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:07M:47S
Session 4
This lesson discusses the environmental pillar of sustainability in the construction industry. By understanding the interconnectedness of the sustainability pillars, it presents facts about the impact of the construction industry on energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The lesson also highlights the need for making informed decisions in building design and material selection to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:05M:25S
Session 5
This lesson discusses the importance of conducting site analysis in the early stages of project design. It also addresses the necessity of evaluating factors such as traffic flow, surrounding amenities, transportation options, and nearby facilities when selecting a site. Additionally, it emphasizes the significance of considering views, access to daylight, and orienting the building to maximize productivity and privacy. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:22M:06S
Session 6 : Part 1
The importance of natural lighting in building design is discussed in this lesson. It emphasizes how enhancing well-being and work performance can be achieved by accessing daylight. It explains the window-to-wall ratio as a factor in determining the appropriate size of glass for adequate natural lighting and reducing cooling loads. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:19M:47S
Session 6 : Part 2
The importance of natural lighting in building design is discussed in this lesson. It also emphasizes how improving well-being and work performance can be achieved through access to daylight. The lesson explains the window-to-wall ratio as a factor in determining the appropriate size of glass to facilitate suitable natural lighting and reduce cooling loads. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:06M:16S
Session 7
This lesson discusses the materials used in walls and roofs in a hot and dry climate, such as Kuwait, by analyzing their performance in isolating the indoor environment from the external weather conditions. It also discusses the importance of using sustainable materials that are locally available. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:20M:16S
Session 8
This lesson discusses strategies for improving building performance through sustainable systems. It highlights the careful selection of materials and insulation, as well as the use of solar panels and energy sensors. It also addresses water systems and wastewater management. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:10M:52S
Session 9
In this lesson, we will discuss the concept of thermal comfort and explore the techniques used to enhance it. Through strategies such as individual occupant control and cooling systems. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:12M:21S
Session 10
This lesson discusses the importance of plants in reducing air pollution and solar radiation through studying solar radiation simulation on walls and monitoring the impact of vegetation on its intensity. It also addresses the study of green walls and roofs to reduce heat loads. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:08M:51S
Session 11
In this lesson, we discuss the challenges facing the implementation of sustainable design in Kuwait, such as policies and regulations, as well as persuading clients about the long-term benefits and cost savings of sustainable design. It also addresses the importance of collaboration between architects, policymakers, and stakeholders to promote and achieve sustainable architecture. Presented by: Rashed Almubarak Written by: Ahmad Salmeen
00H:08M:33S

Requirements

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About Leader

instructor

Rashed Almubarak is a Kuwaiti architect and a LEED green associate. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon shaped the focus of his career and directed his goals toward not only creating good architecture but also developing sustainable urban systems. For his projects, he pays close attention to the personality and lifestyle of users and makes sure to translate that understanding into thoughtful spaces. Rashed is the founder and CEO of PROJX Design & Build Solutions, a firm that focuses on sustainable design and practices.

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