Building Performance Analysis
Building Performance Analysis Course
The Autodesk BPA Program is a free, self-paced online course that teaches building science fundamentals and Autodesk building performance analysis tools, The Autodesk BPA Program is designed to give you the skills required to help drive an industry-wide transition to performance-based sustainable design. It is comprised of a series of self-paced online tutorials, Comprised of eight courses, the content of the course focuses on the design strategies and building science fundamentals required to help buildings be more energy efficient. The content focuses on whole-building energy analysis and design studies like daylighting and solar studies as well as wind and climate studies, The tools covered are Revit, Vasari, and Green Building Studio. We have been piloting it for about a year.
Topics Covered Include:
Introduction to BPA Certificate
Energy Literacy & Building Loads
Climate & Weather Analysis
Solar Measurements & Strategies
Wind & Airflow Strategies
Daylighting Strategies & Analysis
Whole Building Energy Analysis with Revit
Impact on Environmental Design.
Discuss the basic building science knowledge and Autodesk software tools.
Define what BPA is and why it’s important.
Use Autodesk BPA tools to effectively decrease building energy use.
Integrate energy analysis into your existing design process and workflow.
Who this is for: Anyone interested in education for building science and building performance analysis. The BPA Certificate program described below is designed with students in mind but has seen some uptake from professionals.
The course consists of 8 lectures.
Language of the course: English.
Who this course is for:
- Environmental Designer
- Sustainable Engineer