In this module, urbanist and civil engineer Jakob Becker will give insights into energy modelling and simulation in the building context using the programming environment Grasshopper for Rhino.
First, we introduce the students to the basics of the visual programming environment Grasshopper for Rhino (this course does not require experience in working with Grasshopper), of energy-focused architecture and of working with energy and weather data. Afterwards, the students are guided through different examples of energy simulation applied in urban contexts with the main focus lying on solar radiation simulation and adjacent fields, such as daylight simulation, energy gains calculation, location optimization and geometry definition based on solar radiation and climatic conditions.
This module will give insights into solar urban planning principles and aims to raise the awareness of integrating local climatic conditions into the process of urban planning.
The course is held at the university as well as online. Teaching language is English.