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Thoughtful Cooling and Building Energy Modelling Workshop for Architects in Chennai

  • 16:45 - 29 August, 2016
Thoughtful Cooling and Building Energy Modelling Workshop for Architects in Chennai
Thoughtful Cooling and Building Energy Modelling Workshop for Architects in Chennai, Thoughtful Cooling workshop Poster
Thoughtful Cooling workshop Poster

This one-of-a-kind 3-day workshop on 'Thoughtful Cooling' is happening at Chennai on the 2nd to 4th of September for practicing architects. The workshop enables a deep understanding of the principles and practical application methods of Building Physics, Passive Design Interventions, Sustainable Cooling Technologies and Building Energy Modeling.

The Premise:
It is estimated that by 2031, if left unchecked, India’s carbon footprint contribution from window and split air conditioners alone will amount to187.5 million tonnes of CO2e or the equivalent of 750 million lesser trees.

The Program:
Fair Conditioning is a program that aims to reduce India's emissions from air-conditioning through technology sharing, behavior change and a higher focus on efficiency. As stage 1 of the program, training workshops are being conducted across cities in India with architects to design for energy efficiency, indoor thermal comfort and GHG mitigation. Please read more about the program on

The Workshop in Chennai:

The workshop agenda will include audio-visual presentations, computer modelling lab sessions, quizzes and modelling assignments. The training material has been developed in collaboration with well known practitioners in the field and is certified by the Indian Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (ISHRAE) and the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).

Software training covers: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

Workshop times: 10am - 6pm (all three days)

Venue: Chennai, exact location to be confirmed

The workshops are ‘90% subsidized’ through the program, participants receive highly subsidized annual licenses for software, and involves a very nominal fee for attending.

Participant Benefits:

· Training from subject experts

· Course material

· Worksheets

· Freeware for psychrometrics and climate analysis

· Resources for BEM software tutorials

· Stationary

· Lunch/Refreshments on all 3 days.

Subsidized Participant Fee (Under Fairconditioning Program):

a) Bring your own laptop + Take our free pre-workshop online course = FREE!!

b) Bring your own laptop but cannot take free pre-workshop online course = INR 3000/-

c) Don’t bring own laptop and cannot take free pre-workshop online course = INR 5000/-

Workshop Registration Link:

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