[CODATA-international] Register now: Webinar on Demonstration and hands-on workshop on a bioclimatic design toolkit – PyClim

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Sep 21 11:45:19 EDT 2021

*Topic for the day:* Sustainable Architectural design practices
*Date: * 4th October 2021
*Time:* 12:00 pm UK time, 4:30 pm IST
*Duration:* 45 min introduction and demonstration, 15 min break, 30
hands-on session and 10 min feedback session (Total 1:50 hour)

Registration Link:

*Brief Write up about the session:* Around 25% of global GHG emissions are
due to energy use in buildings, but this can be minimised through good
design practice. Understanding where the best carbon-saving opportunities
(and the threats due to climate extremes) lie, begins with the analysis of
climate. This includes understanding: the severity of solar radiation,
temperature, humidity and wind; the need for solar shading to reduced
cooling demands and how these devices should be considered; the potential
for passive heating, lighting, ventilating and cooling techniques to reduce
applied energy demands; the potential for renewable energy technologies, to
avoid using energy from the grid to meet these demands.

Architecture, architectural engineering and urban design students learn how
to analyse climate as part of their studies; and design professionals
routinely do this in practice. But existing climate analysis software is
either closed source, based on dated technology or is insufficiently

To address this, Darren has developed a comprehensive climate analysis
toolkit called PyClim, that uses powerful modern graphical and statistical
analysis techniques, and is open source. In this session I will introduce
the background to and demonstrate the use of PyClim. Participants will then
be invited to use PyClim to analyse a climate of their choosing. The
session will close with a short feedback session to inform the future
development of PyClim.

*Name of the Speaker(s):* Prof Darren Robinson

*Designation(s):* Professor

*Affiliation(s) :* The University of Sheffield

Darren Robinson is Chair in Architectural and Urban Sciences at the
Sheffield School of Architecture, where he is Director of Research. His
personal research activities lie at the intersection between social physics
(people), building physics (buildings) and urban physics (city): people •
buildings • city. Darren is also passionate about teaching, and enjoys
teaching introductory physics to Architecture, Urban Design and Engineering
students. He developed PyClim as a learning resource for his students at
Sheffield and for other students elsewhere.

Darren has over 100 refereed scientific publications to his credit
including the book “Computer modelling for sustainable urban design”. He is
a recipient of the: BAE Best Paper Award (2009, 2010); CIBSE Napier-Shaw
Medal (2007); FWO King Albert 1st Medal (2020); JPBS Best Paper Prize
(2010/11); Sustainability Science Most Outstanding Article Award (2019).




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