Course: Low Energy Buildings – Part B

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys
6th - 10th January 2020 01654 704966 Short Courses

Cost: Waged £750, Low Waged / Concessions £700

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Join our MSc students and learn about the complex interrelationship between physical comfort, energy flows in buildings and energy efficient building design. Explore the theories, and apply them in practice with expert-led practical workshops.

Key Information

  • Duration: five days
  • Dates: Mon 6th – Fri 10th January 2020
  • Start and finish times: starts 11am on the first day and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation

Course content

During this week long course, you will learn how to develop and design the best energy systems for any building, guided by climate change adaptation and the principles of sustainability.

You will gain a sound appreciation of how the energy transfers in buildings may be manually calculated, modelled and simulated in computer modelling suites and how this is vital to optimise the design for energy efficiency.

This course is ideal if you want to learn how to critically evaluate a building’s design or proposed renovations in providing occupant comfort, energy efficiency, potential for rot and decay, wider environmental impacts and resilience to climate change. It is also a great taster of what it is like to study at our Graduate School of the Environment. 

Tutor Profile

With a background in physics, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering, Frances lectures on heat transfers in buildings, and on renewable energy provision. She also teaches study skills including data analysis. There will also be input from several other tutors during the week.

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