The lecture Building Physics: From thermal to site energy was held by Elise Roussel and Tommaso Bitossi on October 28 and expands on parts of the lecture about Climate Responisve Design:
"Focusing on the driving forces that define the energy balance of a space, we talk about how, simply by design, a room can become too cold or too warm, impacting thermal comfort. We make clear that thermal comfort is subjective, and really connected to the climate, and that Fanger’s conclusions are outdated and based on a North-European climate.
We make another step to ‘site energy’, which focuses on how to bring additional energy to a space, when passive design is not enough. We conclude the lecture with the question: are all the mechanical systems we showed useful considering the way the students will design in their climate/culture?..."
This lecture is part of the collaboration of the Transsolar World Academy and NUST Faculty of Architecture in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on the topic of Building Physics. The Transsolar World Academy contribution complements the university's Sustainable Building course.
The Solar Analysis Introduction given by Clara Bondi and Matthias Rammig on October 21, could not be recorded due to technical issues and we can only show the presentation as slide show.