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Passive Design

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of considering passive design features as a first step in the green design process.
  • Explore the effect of climate and solar orientation on building energy use.
  • Evaluate and estimate the impact of alternative massing strategies and building shapes on energy use.
  • Understand the principles for designing and testing the effectiveness of roof overhangs and sun shading devices.