Sydney to host groundbreaking short course in Environmental Design

28 October 2009

A five-day intensive unit of study, available to both students and practitioners, will encourage the incorporation of computer-based energy indoor environment modelling and evaluative tools into energy-efficient building design.

Sustainable Building Simulation - Concepts and Best Practice of Environmental Design will run from 9am to 5pm over five days; Monday, 23rd of and Tuesday 24th of November, then Monday, 30th of November, Tuesday, 1st and Wednesday, 2nd of December.

Taking participants through the unit will be Professor Andreas Wagner, Professor of Building Physics and Technical Building Services at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. Wagner is a visiting scholar with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Professor Wagner has a long track record of expertise in the monitoring and evaluation of the energy performance of buildings and in energy conscious design and daylight optimisation. He is one of the leading researchers in an internationally renowned program on Energy-Optimised Buildings, elements of which will be incorporated into his teaching at Sydney.

As greater demands for energy efficiency are being placed on designers around the world, this course is of relevance to architects, interior designers, building managers and a range of related professionals.

The program will be taught within the Wilkinson Building, home to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Sydney, in both a lecture and laboratory environment. It is available as a stand-alone unit of study or as an elective within the Design Science (Sustainable Design) and related programs.

For more information on the program, including costs and detailed course information and registration details, download a copy of the unit outline or contact Sue Lalor, the faculty's Continuing Professional Education Coordinator.

Contact: Sue Lalor

Phone: 02 9114 0941

Email: 150d090340133857023a217f0f150b235a03321e6d163a