CPD Event-BUILDING DESIGN FOR THE CLIMATE (The philosophy of natural heating & cooling of buildings)
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When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Cape Town - To be confirmed
Cape Town, Western Cape 
South Africa
Contact: Rehana Gaffar
031 202 4726

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Title of CPD course

BUILDING DESIGN FOR THE CLIMATE (The philosophy of natural heating & cooling of buildings)


Videshkumar Boodu

Course information (Content/Overview)


To understand the consequences of solar exposure, solar irradiation, micro climate, overheating and under heating.

The attendee would be able to use this knowledge to design passive buildings using the available natural resources.


Course content;

· Why is this design philosophy necessary?

· Microclimate (site specific).

· Solar irradiation and its effects.

· Psychometric chart / data.

· Combining Psychometric data with the microclimatic data to determine heating and cooling periods.

· Shading element types.

· Solar geometry.

· Combining shading elements and solar geometry to provide shadow casting.

· Sun path diagrams

· Shadow angle protractor.

· Using sun path diagrams and shadow angle protractors to achieve the best dimensions for the shading elements, creating a balance between natural heating and cooling.

· Using this design methodology to achieve compliance with the National Building Regulations and standards Act 103 of 1977, SANS 10400 XA and SANS 204.


Delegates would receive;

· Easy to use design methods that can be incorporated at design stage that would help create passive buildings.

· Access to sun path diagrams and shadow angle protractors.

· Access to selected microclimate data.

· Psychometric chart.

Methods to create sun path diagrams and shadow angle protractors for specific latitudes


Cape Town - To be confirmed


8:30am to 4.30pm


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Closing date for Registration

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Cost of workshop

R1 300 on/before 08 August 2017, non SAIBD members
R1 110 on/before
08 August 2017,SAIBD members

CPD Category


CPD Credits


Course validation


Name of VA, ALS hosting the CPD course

South African Institute of Building Design

Contact person for course information and bookings

Rehana Gaffar


031 202 4726


086428 1056

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Banking details/ booking details or other important information

SAIBD, Standard Bank
Acc. no: 051 406 500
Durban North,
Branch code : 042 826

(Please use SACAP registration no. and your surname as reference)