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Design Builder Simulation Tool

Course Code : DBS 001

Course Hours : 30 hours

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Course Description

Design Builder is a state-of-the-art software tool for checking building energy, carbon, lighting and comfort performance. Developed to simplify the process of building simulation, Design Builder enables you to rapidly compare the function and performance of building designs and deliver results on time and on budget.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate a range of fa├žade options for the effect on overheating, energy use and visual appearance
  • Check for optimal use of natural light
  • Model lighting control systems and calculate savings in electric lighting
  • Simulate the thermal performance of naturally ventilated buildings
  • Design HVAC including heating and cooling equipment sizing
  • Visualize site layouts and solar shading

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