An Introduction to Passive Solar Buildings

Course Number: BD-2016
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
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Overview

In An Introduction to Passive Solar Buildings, you'll learn ...

  • Direct gain heating systems
  • Radiant panel systems
  • Thermosiphoning air panel systems
  • Thermal storage walls

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 28 pages

Passive solar energy is one of the most efficient forms of energy in the world. Not only does it reduce the cost of energy for your company, agency or clients, it reduces the demand on limited global energy supplies and avoids carbon emissions and other global environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization.

In this course, you will learn about the basic systems and building features that can be used to passively heat buildings using solar energy. You will learn how to evaluate climate and solar availability to determine feasibility of cost-effective passive solar systems at specific project sites. And you will gain knowledge of guidelines to use in preparing feasibility studies for passive solar projects.

You will learn about the basic passive systems and climate considerations you need to know about. Guidelines for schematic design of passive solar buildings are also covered. Finally, you will develop the foundation you need to move forward with passive solar design as an integral part of your building design skills.

The following professionals will benefit from this course: Architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; federal, state and local public works and infrastructure officials; and managers with private companies responsible for design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and related infrastructure.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Direct gain heating systems
  • Radiant panel systems
  • Thermosiphoning air panel systems
  • Thermal storage walls
  • Sunspaces
  • Characteristic weather parameters
  • Climate and conservation measures
  • Solar availability
  • Guidelines for schematic design

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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