Understanding weather data and performing environmental analysis is crucial in designing Energy efficient sustainable building and achieving Green Building Ratings like LEED, GRIHA. This workshop would teach the necessary concepts and tools. The workshop Sustainability through Computational Designwould also teach how to think algorithmically and automate workflows and incorporate that in design process.

The workshop would introduce the participants to concepts of Building Physics and Computational Tools (Grasshopper, Ladybug/Honeybee).

Understanding weather data and performing environmental analysis is crucial in designing Energy efficient sustainable building and achieving Green Building Ratings like LEED, GRIHA. This workshop would teach the necessary concepts and tools. The workshop Sustainability through Computational Designwould also teach how to think algorithmically and automate workflows and incorporate that in design process.

The workshop would introduce the participants to concepts of Building Physics and Computational Tools (Grasshopper, Ladybug/Honeybee).

Sustainability is not optional anymore

This workshop would teach the necessary concepts and tools for designing Energy-efficient and sustainable buildings and achieving Green Building Ratings like LEED and GRIHA. 

Sustainability is not optional anymore

This workshop would teach the necessary concepts and tools for designing Energy-efficient and sustainable buildings and achieving Green Building Ratings like LEED and GRIHA. 

‏‏‎ ‎Takeaways / Benefits

During the course, the students will learn how to:

  • Decipher weather data and visualize it
  • Perform Radiation analysis and Shading analysis to come up with optimum Forms and shading strategies
  • Think algorithmically with Grasshopper and use it in your Design workflow to automate and investigate data-informed strategies
  • How to present your analyses through data-visualization to convince your Jury or Client.
  • Understand the basics of Rhinoceros 3D and grasshopper
  • Learn about Ladybug tools
  • Understand and work with Weather Data
  • Visualize and understand Sunpath and create optimum shading strategies
  • Run Radiation Analysis
  • Run Parametric Form-finding analysis

The student will also gain a basic understanding of Building Science, Climate Data, and Environmental Factors, and will be able to get started with simulation and analysis needed for LEED, GRIHA, and IGBC.

Takeaways / Benefits

During the course, the students will learn how to:

  • Decipher weather data and visualize it
  • Perform Radiation analysis and Shading analysis to come up with optimum Forms and shading strategies
  • Think algorithmically with Grasshopper and use it in your Design workflow to automate and investigate data-informed strategies
  • How to present your analyses through data-visualization to convince your Jury or Client.
  • Understand the basics of Rhinoceros 3D and grasshopper
  • Learn about Ladybug tools
  • Understand and work with Weather Data
  • Visualize and understand Sunpath and create optimum shading strategies
  • Run Radiation Analysis
  • Run Parametric Form-finding analysis

The student will also gain a basic understanding of Building Science, Climate Data, and Environmental Factors, and will be able to get started with simulation and analysis needed for LEED, GRIHA, and IGBC.

‏‏‎ ‎Teaching methodology

In this interactive course, the participants would be introduced to Evidence-based design for Sustainability using Computational Tools. The participants would learn how to think algorithmically using Grasshopper. They would also learn concepts of Building Physics and Passive strategies by ‘learning by doing’ methodology. It would be a mix of lectures, demonstrations, assignments, group activity, and doubt clearing sessions.

The final capstone project would be a group activity where they would use what they have learnt in the course to design an Energy Efficient Building. Tools to be used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee and Climate Consultant.

‏‏‎ ‎Teaching methodology

In this interactive course, the participants would be introduced to Evidence-based design for Sustainability using Computational Tools. The participants would learn how to think algorithmically using Grasshopper. They would also learn concepts of Building Physics and Passive strategies by ‘learning by doing’ methodology. It would be a mix of lectures, demonstrations, assignments, group activity, and doubt clearing sessions.

The final capstone project would be a group activity where they would use what they have learnt in the course to design an Energy Efficient Building. Tools to be used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee and Climate Consultant.

‏‏‎ ‎Schedule

Session 01
Introduction

Sunday 1st November | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am EST

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Installation Instructions
  • Team Building Activity

Session 02
Intro to Computational Design

Tuesday 3rd November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Intro to Rhino
  • Assignment 1
  • Intro to Grasshopper
  • Assignment 2

Session 03
Weather Data

Thursday 5th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Introduction to EPW
  • Working with Weather Data
  • Assignment 3

Session 04
Outdoor Comfort

Saturday 7th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Comfort
  • UTCI Analysis
  • Assignment 4

Session 05
Sunpath

Sunday 8th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Sunpath Analysis
  • Shadow Analysis
  • Assignment 5

Session 06
Shading Analysis

Tuesday 10th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Shading Mast
  • Assignment 6

Session 07
Radiation Analysis

Thursday 12th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Radiation Analysis
  • Assignment 6

Session 08
Capstone Project

Saturday 14th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Discussion on the project

Session 09
Jury

Tuesday 17th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Jury presentation

Session 10
Way Ahead

Saturday 21st November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Lecture and demo

‎‎‏‏‎ ‎Batch Strength

Maximum 25 students
The sessions are designed so that every participant gets the most out of it.

‏‏‎ ‎Medium + Language of Instruction

Online | English

‏‏‎ ‎Registration Fee

Earlybird Fee: $80 | 5800 INR
Standard Fee is: $120 | 8500 INR

‏‏‎ ‎Registration Deadline

Early Bird: 18th October 2020 | 9 PM IST | 11:30 AM EST
Standard Fee: 28th October 2020 | 9 PM IST | 11:30 AM EST

Learn the Master Tools

Ladybug Tools offers a wide range of analysis under One Roof: Energy Analysis, Daylight, Passive strategies, Renewables, CFD, etc.. Everything you need to design your next sustainable project.

Schedule

Session 01
Introduction

Sunday 1st November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am EST

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Installation Instructions
  • Team Building Activity

Session 02
Intro to Computational Design

Tuesday 3rd November | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Intro to Rhino
  • Assignment 1
  • Intro to Grasshopper
  • Assignment 2

Session 03
Weather Data

Thursday 5th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Introduction to EPW
  • Working with Weather Data
  • Assignment 3

Session 04
Outdoor Comfort

Saturday 7th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Comfort
  • UTCI Analysis
  • Assignment 4

Session 05
Sunpath

Sunday 8th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Sunpath Analysis
  • Shadow Analysis
  • Assignment 5

Session 06
Shading Analysis

Tuesday 10th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Shading Mast
  • Assignment 6

Session 07
Radiation Analysis

Thursday 12th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Radiation Analysis
  • Assignment 6

Session 08
Capstone Project

Saturday 14th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Discussion on the project

Session 09
Jury

Tuesday 17th November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Jury presentation

Session 10
Way Ahead

Saturday 21st November  | 7 pm IST | 9:30 am ET

  • Lecture and demo

Batch Strength

Maximum 25 students
The sessions are designed so that every participant gets the most out of it.

Medium + Language of Instruction

Online | English

Registration Fee

Earlybird Fee: $80 | 5800 INR
Standard Fee is: $120 | 8500 INR

Registration Deadline

Early Bird: 18th October 2020 | 9 PM IST | 11:30 AM EST
Standard Fee: 28th October 2020 | 9 PM IST | 11:30 AM EST

Learn the Master Tools

Ladybug Tools offers a wide range of analysis under One Roof: Energy Analysis, Daylight, Passive strategies, Renewables, CFD, etc.. Everything you need to design your next sustainable project.

RTF Education Program

RTF means quality learning & teaching experience

RTF believes that online learning is the best medium of education, especially in a post-pandemic future. For over more than half a decade Rethinking the Future has been a leading organization committed to providing an international platform not only to recognize and acknowledge design talents from all over the world but also to celebrate and share the knowledge created through a plethora of awards, events and academic dialogues in the field of architecture and design.

Mentor

Mentor

Anurag-Biswas

Anurag Biswas

Masters in Building Engineering and Management, SPA, Delhi
Founder, dopeX.studio

Anurag Biswas is currently working as a Computational Design Developer at Ramboll, a Danish Engineering Consultancy. His core competency lies in the use of Advanced Computational Technologies in designing a Sustainable Built Environment. He has been involved in various R&D projects in the field of Environmental Analysis, Building Performance, and Automation. As a Green Building Consultant, he has worked in many prestigious projects like Qatar Museum, Altmeyer Renovation Project, IIT Kanpur, etc. He is the founder of dopeX.studio an R&D firm working in the intersection of Sustainability, Computational Design, and Data Science in the domain of AEC.

Anurag Biswas

Masters in Building Engineering and Management, SPA, Delhi
Founder, dopeX.studio

Anurag Biswas is currently working as a Computational Design Developer at Ramboll, a Danish Engineering Consultancy. His core competency lies in the use of Advanced Computational Technologies in designing a Sustainable Built Environment. He has been involved in various R&D projects in the field of Environmental Analysis, Building Performance, and Automation. As a Green Building Consultant, he has worked in many prestigious projects like Qatar Museum, Altmeyer Renovation Project, IIT Kanpur, etc. He is the founder of dopeX.studio an R&D firm working in the intersection of Sustainability, Computational Design, and Data Science in the domain of AEC.

Juror

Juror

Pragya-Gupta

Pragya Gupta

Masters in Sustainable Design, Carnegie Mellon University 
Design Performance Analyst, NBBJ Design

Pragya Gupta is currently working as a Design Performace Analyst at NBBJ, Seattle. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Officer at Columbia University in the city of New York. She has provided consultancy and led projects for IKEA and Misterlight Warehouse in Dubai. She has also assisted energy management program for major landmarks like Vista Tower and Al Warsan Tower, Dubai.

Pragya Gupta

Masters in Sustainable Design, Carnegie Mellon University 
Design Performance Analyst, NBBJ Design

Pragya Gupta is currently working as a Design Performace Analyst at NBBJ, Seattle. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Officer at Columbia University in the city of New York. She has provided consultancy and led projects for IKEA and Misterlight Warehouse in Dubai. She has also assisted energy management program for major landmarks like Vista Tower and Al Warsan Tower, Dubai.

Minu-Agarwal-RTF

Minu Agarwal

Adjunct Assistant Professor, CEPT University
PHD Candidate researcher, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) LIPID Lab

Minu Agarwal is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CEPT University. She’s a Ph.D. Candidate researcher at LIPID Lab for interdisciplinary research in building performance and architectural design process. She’s done her Masters in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She’s been the head of sustainability at realism.in where she developed a crash course for LEED accreditation exam preparation.

Minu Agarwal

Adjunct Assistant Professor, CEPT University
PHD Candidate researcher, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) LIPID Lab

Minu Agarwal is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CEPT University. She’s a Ph.D. Candidate researcher at LIPID Lab for interdisciplinary research in building performance and architectural design process. She’s done her Masters in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She’s been the head of sustainability at realism.in where she developed a crash course for LEED accreditation exam preparation.

Ranajoy-Dutta-RTF

Ranojoy Dutta

Director of Energy & Sustainability, View, Inc, Milpitas, California
MSc in Built Environment, Arizona State University

Ranojoy Dutta regularly collaborates with architects, engineers, and sustainability consultants to incorporate dynamic glazing and create high-performance buildings at the intersection of human wellness, smart connectivity, and energy efficiency. He is adept at leveraging the latest simulation tools to make effective and informed design choices. He also have expertise in designing and executing physical measurement studies.

Expertise and Interests
Sustainable Building Design, Building Energy Modeling, Dynamic Glazing Modeling, Occupant Comfort Analysis, Statistical Analysis & Data visualization techniques, Simulation Software Design and Specifications, Physical measurements of occupant comfort

Software : EnergyPlus, Open Studio, Honeybee/Ladybug, Grasshopper/Rhino, eQUEST

Ranojoy Dutta

Director of Energy & Sustainability, View, Inc, Milpitas, California
MSc in Built Environment, Arizona State University

Ranojoy Dutta regularly collaborates with architects, engineers, and sustainability consultants to incorporate dynamic glazing and create high-performance buildings at the intersection of human wellness, smart connectivity, and energy efficiency. He is adept at leveraging the latest simulation tools to make effective and informed design choices. He also have expertise in designing and executing physical measurement studies.

Expertise and Interests
Sustainable Building Design, Building Energy Modeling, Dynamic Glazing Modeling, Occupant Comfort Analysis, Statistical Analysis & Data visualization techniques, Simulation Software Design and Specifications, Physical measurements of occupant comfort

Software : EnergyPlus, Open Studio, Honeybee/Ladybug, Grasshopper/Rhino, eQUEST

What is Environmental Analysis in the context of Built Environment?

Environmental Analysis is an Evolving Design Paradigm in Built Environment which investigates environmental factors like Sun-positions, Temperature, Humidity, Noise, Precipitation, Wind,etc to come up with data-informed or evidence-based design strategies, so that Buildings are more Energy-Efficient, Resource-efficient and Sustainable. Such evaluations would also ensure comfort (Daylight Comfort, Thermal Comfort, Acoustic Comfort, Glare reduction, etc) and well-being of the inhabitants.

What is Computational Environmental Analysis?

The Building Designers had been using such analysis for ages mostly using their past experiences and thumb rules and intuitions. These analyses often used to be erroneous as they were not backed by definitive data and would turn out to be really costly mistakes for the project. But today with the increase and adoption of computation power we can perform simulations and data-intensive analyses to arrive at Data-driven design solutions. Today, Computational tools and techniques have automated or expedited such Analyses making Sustainable High-Performance Buildings possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the final date for Registration?

The final date for registration is 28th October 2020.

What is the Registration Fee?

Earlybird Fee: $79 | 5800 INR
Standard Fee: $119 | 8500 INR

What is the duration of each session?

Session 01-09: 90 minutes
Session 10: 120 minutes

Will I be getting a Certificate of this Course?

Yes, on the successful completion of all the sessions, a certificate will be emailed to the participants from RTF.

What is the maximum batch size?

The maximum batch size is 25 Students. Registrations will be closed, once the batch is full.

Can we register as a group?

Each individual has to register separately.

I’m a student, can I participate?

Yes. Students of Architecture, both Bachelor’s and Master’s, with a basic understanding of Computational Design are a great fit for the course.

I’m a professional, can I participate?

Yes. Professionals practicing in the fields of Architecture, Design, or Sustainability and want to explore the exciting possibilities of Computational Design tools for Sustainable Design are a great fit for the course.

Where can I ask further questions?

Kindly direct all your queries to rtf@re-thinkingthefuture.com

Register before the Batch is full.

Register before the Batch is full.