Thursday August 4th, 2016
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Join Christoph Reinhart of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a hands-on 2 day workshop that will teach participants the power of new modeling software to aid in sustainable urban design.
Cities across the planet are growing at an unprecedented speed. To accommodate therising number of residents, city governments need to densify and expand while
managing their carbon emissions. At the same time, to attract and maintain a
competitive workforce, cities have to ensure that the quality of their built
environment is not sacrificed at the expense of density. The overall goal is
thus to design sustainable, high density neighborhoods that combine building
resource–efficiency with quality indoor and outdoor spaces, which in turn
support community building and favor human powered modes of transportation.
To help city governments and their
consultants to develop such neighborhoods, the Sustainable
Design Lab at MIT has developed an
urban modeling platform called umi. This platform calculates urban performance
indicators related to operational and embodied energy use as well as access to
daylight and neighborhood walkability. In this course we will present the
science and models underlying umi in a manner that is accessible to an audience
of urban planners, city governments, utilities, consultants and architects.
Participants will acquire a range of urban analysis techniques and be exposed
to results from several umi case studies world-wide.
outputs that will be discussed are:
and embodied building energy use
The course format are formal instructions, in-class discussions, software
tutorials and exercises. Participants are expected to bring a newer Windows
laptop with Rhinoceros 3D and umi 2.1 already installed
TRAINING DATES & TIMES
This is a two-day workshop
- August 4 – 10 am to 5 pm
- August 5 – 9 am to 4 pm
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Christoph Reinhart is a building scientist and architectural educator working in the field of sustainable building design and environmental modeling. At MIT, he is leading the Sustainable Design Lab, an inter-disciplinary group with a grounding in architecture that develops design workflows, planning tools, and metrics to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and neighborhoods. Christoph’s work has been recognized with various awards among them the ARUP Best Paper Prize at Building Simulation 2009 and the 2010 Leon Gaster Price from the Society of Light and Lighting.
Building Energy Exchange reserves the right to cancel the workshop until July 29, 2016.