Net Zero buildings are carbon neutral structures that integrate hyper-efficiency with renewable technologies. They are at the cutting edge of sustainable design, and a key strategy for policymakers addressing climate change. Net Zero designs are made possible with an understanding of building science- the analysis of how physical phenomena, including heat, moisture, air movement, and gravity affect buildings. Building science provides a body of knowledge for designers to use these forces to maximize comfort and minimize energy use. Through lecture, case study, demonstration, hands-on testing, and design exercises, students will gain a firm grasp of the science behind building performance and begin to explore how to design in accordance with the laws of physics and the forces of nature. If you are a designer, builder, project manager, property owner, or policy professional, or are moving toward one of these careers, a firm understanding of building science and the path to net-zero buildings is fast becoming a critical credential for any successful practitioner. Prerequisite: basic building literacy or enrollment in Yestermorrow’s Anatomy of a House course, occurring prior to the Certificate program.
The Spring 2022 Certificate in Building Science & Net Zero Design will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00PM Eastern Time from February 28 to April 20, 2022 for a total of eighteen (18) 3-hour sessions.
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