Green Buildings - Design and Construction

Green Building Specialists are specialized in designing high performance, energy- and resource-efficient buildings, tailored...

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Green Building Specialists are specialized in designing high performance, energy- and resource-efficient buildings, tailored to the needs and well-being of occupants with an exceptional focus on minimizing their environmental and ecological impact. They advise on building massing, building envelope and orientation, create energy models to guide energy efficiency decisions, analyse water requirements to guide water efficiency decision and devise resource conservation strategies. 


Module 1 : Weather and Climate: Built Environment Context


This unit is about understanding and analysing climate of a region for building design.


  • Understanding Climate 
  • Weather Attributes & Measurement 
  • Human Comfort Indices

Module 2 : Passive Design for Building


This unit is about developing design capability to respond to local climate and site conditions to minimize energy usage without compromising on human comfort.


  • Building Materials 
  • Shade and Shading Design Principles (Solar Design) 
  • Natural Ventilation for Buildings 
  • Heat transfer mechanisms in Buildings (passive heat gain and losses)

Module 3 : Light and LIT Environment


This unit is about daylight performance analysis to understand visual comfort for humans and effective design of lighting systems for understanding thermal implications of the same.


  • Sun path Diagrams (sunlight analysis) 
  • Daylight Analysis 
  • Indoor lighting adequacy/technology 
  • Luminaries and LPD (Lighting Power Density) for Indoor Lighting design 
  • Glare reduction

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge on climate change and  other environmental concerns 
  • Approach in terms of sustainability to construction and building design
  • Design process for achieving optimal utilization of resources like Energy and water.
  • Facilitate critical thinking skills in learners with respect to energy use, water use, occupant comfort and sustainable building/site design.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil / Environmental / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architecture / Diploma in Architecture /Interior Design

Job Prospects

  • Green Architect
  • MEP Consultant
  • Sustainability/Green rating Consultant
  • Energy and water audit consultant
  • Building simulation specialist
  • Smart building consultant


After completing this course and successfully passing the certification examination, the student will be awarded the “Green buildings – Design and Construction” certification.

If a learner chooses not to take up the examination, they will still get a 'Participation Certificate'