Solar Design Basics II: Solar Control & Shading

Solar Design Basics II: Solar Control & Shading

Solar Design Basics II: Solar Control & Shading

Once the solar implications are known, the design of solar control can commence. Optimally, a successful project has the right use of shading while not overdesigning.  Simple calculations can inform the requirements which can then be addressed by design. This course will cover design approaches to solar control, how shading was handled historically, and various types of contemporary shading. International and local examples will illustrate how solar shading requirements become design solutions and features.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the impacts of the sun in the design of a building
2. Describe the key aspects of how to control the sun and it's impacts
3. Discuss the benefits of solar control as a design feature
4. Be able to understand the various methods of solar control for a building

Course: GE105

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SACAP Category 1

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INSTRUCTOR

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Michelle Ludwig

Senior Green Building Consultant
Green Star AP
WELL AP | LEED AP | EDGE AP