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MASTER IN GEOPHILIA

Module 4

 
 BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN
AND SUSTAINABILITY 

Welcome to the fourth module of the Geophilia Master!

An important training for understanding the relation of the climate and architectural design 


In this module you will learn what thermal comfort is, as well as the basic parameters that affect it. The main axis of bioclimatic design is climate analysis, in order to understand the different needs called by different conditions, as shown in vernacular architecture.
You will learn about solar geometry, as well as how heat gains and
losses are generated in a building. 
We will go deeper in exploring thermal capacity, insulation, opening areas and
incorporating passive heating and cooling design strategies. 
Ecological material selection,  natural lighting and site planning are the some of the cornerstones of sustainable architecture.
Finally we will look into various parameters to design a healthy building.

LESSON ONE.




Thermal comfort

Climate analysis

Lessons from the vernacular 

Heat losses 

Heat gains 

Solar geometry

LESSON TWO.




Thermal capacity

Insulation

Openings and glazing 

Passive heating strategies

a) direct solar heating 

b) solar greenhouse 

c) solar wall

d) night insulation

Passive cooling strategies

a) ventilation 

b) solar chimney 

c) shading 

d) ground cooling 

e) evaporative cooling

f) roof cooling 

Site planning 

Transitional spaces: atriums, courtyards, patios

LESSON THREE.




Site planning 

Transitional spaces: atriums, courtyards, patios

Ecological materials and building health

Natural building techniques 

Natural lighting 

Energy sources and energy-conserving technologies 

Renewable energy generation: Solar, wind, hydro 

LESSON FOUR.




Indoor air quality 

Sick building syndrome 

Reclamation and re-use of water, greywater, blackwater 

Waste management

Biodiversity

Examples

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Curriculum of the Master in Geophilia

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