Sustainable Residential Design Course
Would you like to learn how to design sustainable buildings that are highly energy and water efficient, use sustainable materials, cut waste, and are comfortable to live in?
This course brings some of Australia's award winning leading experts in sustainable design into your office, home or classroom, whenever you want, wherever you are. Get one-on-one mentoring and training to help you with applying sustainable design to buildings.
With over 30 high quality multi-media lessons featuring animation and case studies, and engaging activities that will get you thinking and participating, this course will allow you to get the highest quality feedback on your designs from industry experts.
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to research current and incoming legislative requirements for environmental sustainability of buildings covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings; and to clarify client preferences and budget.
It also covers reviewing site conditions, evaluating sustainability options, and recommending cost-effective options for sustainability to clients in order to meet compliance requirements and client preferences.
This unit of competency supports building designers who incorporate sustainable design solutions that fall within the clients’ budget into small-scale building design projects.
Researching trends in sustainable design
Current and incoming legislation relating to sustainable design requirements
Assess clients’ sustainability requirements, preferences and budget
Construction materials and methods used in sustainable design, including costs
How to engage your client in the design process
Indoor Air Quality
Designing for Your Climate Zone
Condensation in Buildings
Passive Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
Material Selection and LCA
Glazing and Thermal Performance
Water Efficient Design
Grey Water Systems
Renewable Energy and Battery Storage
Communication with the Builder and Client
self-paced between 16 - 24 hours on-line and on-site
Students must be qualified architects, building designers, or be currently studying building design. Must be able to use CAD and have access to CAD software
Mark Thompson (Eco Effective Design, President of Australian Green Development Forum, Co-author of The Environmental Brief - Pathways for Green Design)
Ronny Matzat (DSGNK and Green Building Institute, Al Gore Climate Change Reality Leader, People's Choice Award Sustainable House Northern Rivers)
Janine Strachan (Green Design Solutions, Alan Bartlett Consulting, RMIT and HIA GreenSmart)
Ken Long (dSquared Consulting and President of Adelaide Sustainable Building Network,Green Star Accredited Professional (Design & As-Built), Living Building Challenge Ambassador)