Workshop Registration End Date :October 12, 2023

Virtual Workshop

Ecotect Workshop: Hands-On Training for Building Energy Modeling with Ecotect Software

Eco-Design for a Sustainable Future: Mastering Building Energy Modeling with Ecotect Software

About Workshop:

The workshop is a focused program aimed at equipping participants with practical skills in using Ecotect software for efficient building energy modeling. This workshop offers a comprehensive understanding of the software’s tools and features, enabling participants to analyze energy performance, optimize designs, and integrate sustainable practices. Through a blend of theoretical concepts and interactive exercises, participants will gain expertise to make informed decisions that contribute to energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious architectural projects.

Aim: The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Autodesk-Ecotect software and its uses in building energy modeling. The workshop aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively use Ecotect software for analyzing the energy performance of buildings and making informed design decisions.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Understand the Overview of Autodesk-Ecotect Software and Its Uses
  2. Learn How to Upload Climate Files to Ecotect: Participants will learn how to import relevant climate data into the software to accurately simulate real-world conditions and optimize building designs accordingly.
  3. Familiarize with Creating Elements: Participants will learn how to create and define various building elements such as zones, planes, windows, voids, and roofs in the software.
  4. Attributing Materials with Thermal Properties to the created building elements to accurately model their energy performance.
  5. Explore Display Modification: Participants will learn how to modify the display settings, such as shadows and lighting, to visualize the impact of design changes on the building’s energy performance.
  6. Gain Proficiency in Calculations: Participants will become proficient in performing calculations related to shading, sun path, lighting analysis, thermal analysis, and wind rose using Ecotect software.

What you will learn?

Day 1:

  • Overview of Autodesk-Ecotect Software and Its Uses
  • Uploading Climate Files to Ecotect
  • Creating Zones, Planes, Windows, Voids, Roofs, etc.
  • Selecting and Assigning Materials with Thermal Properties
  • Modifying Display Settings (Shadows, etc)

Day 2:

  • Calculations and Analysis
  • Shading and Sun Path Analysis
  • Lighting Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Wind Rose Analysis
  • Utilizing Solar Tool & Weather Tool

Day 3:

  • Discussion of a Simple Problem for Energy Modeling
  • Hands-On Exercise: Sample Energy Modeling with Lighting and Thermal Analysis
  • Doubt Clarification

Mentor Profile

Dr. Janmejoy Gupta, is the Dean in the Department of Architecture at the University of School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, (An Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Education, Government of India), Andhra Pradesh, India. Inclusive of 6 years of Industrial Experience, he is having total 18 Years of Experience in the field of Architecture, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning. His Area of Expertise includes: Energy-Efficient Buildings, Thermal Performance of Buildings, Climate Responsive Architecture, Passive Design Startegies in Built Forms, Natural Ventilation, Green Buildings, Sustainable Urban Forms, Sustainable Urban Planning and Vernacular Architecture. He is recipient of many key Grants, awards, Achievements. To date, he is the author of 25 research articles published in peer reviewed international Journals, author of 1 Book, 1 Monograph and 3 Book Chapters etc.

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Fee Plan

StudentINR 999/- OR USD 40
Ph.D. Scholar / ResearcherINR 1199/- OR USD 45
Academician / FacultyINR 1599/- OR USD 50
Industry ProfessionalINR 1999/- OR USD 75

Important Dates

Registration Ends
12 Oct 2023 AT IST : 05:00 PM
Workshop Dates  12 Oct 2023 to 14 Oct 2023  AT IST : 06:00 PM

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Intended For : Students pursuing Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science, and Sustainable Design, Architects, Designers, Engineers, Sustainability Professionals, Energy Analysts, Construction Professionals, Urban Planners, Those interested in energy-efficient building design and sustainable practices.

Career Supporting Skills

Energy AnalystSustainable Design SpecialistBuilding Performance EngineerEnvironmental ConsultantGreen Building ConsultantSustainability Coordinator

Workshop Outcomes

  1. Ability to accurately model and assess the energy performance of buildings.
  2. Proficiency in using Ecotect software for climate analysis and energy modeling.
  3. Knowledge of sustainable design principles and their practical application.
  4. Skill in identifying energy efficiency opportunities and making informed design decisions.
  5. Competence in optimizing building performance through shading, lighting, and thermal analysis.
  6. Expertise in integrating renewable energy solutions into architectural designs.
  7. Strong problem-solving skills for addressing energy-related challenges in building projects.
  8. Effective communication of energy analysis results to stakeholders.