THERMAL : Basic Building Thermal Physics - Heat transfer, thermal concepts, U-value, sol-air temperature, solar gain factors etc., building thermal systems Thermal Control - Architectural features and their climatic control functions, basic psychrometric processes Thermal comfort - Human response to thermal environment, comfort index
INDOOR AIR QUALITY : Indoor Air Quality I- Fundamentals, Sick Building Syndrome, Factors affecting IAQ Indoor Air Quality II - IAQ audit, Exposure.
LIGHTING : Fundamentals of Lighting - Basic units of light, colour systemsArtificial Lighting - Concepts and design, functions and types of artificial lighting, lumen methods of artificial lighting design Daylighting - Concepts and design, daylight factor, concept and considerations in combined lighting
ACOUSTICS : Basic Acoustic Concepts - Frequency and sound levels, nature of hearing, dB A scale, noise limiting curves (NC, NR curves), noise measurements Noise Control I - Basic considerations for noise in buildings, modes of noise transmission, sound insulation, sound reduction index (SRI) Noise Control II - Sound absorption and room acoustics, reverberation, absorbers
TOTAL BUILDING PERFORMANCE : An integrated approach to building performance that synergistically blends the above indoor environmental requirements to result in an energy efficient and healthy building.