Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course

August 21, 2013 by  
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For those of you not familiar with ‘ passive heating and cooling design ’, it’s a building design strategy based primarily upon knowledge of thermodynamics and how the sun moves through the sky at different times of day and year— in a nutshell; using the sun’s energy to heat a building in winter, and natural ventilation with solar shading for cooling in summer. Whereas most modern buildings are built without regard for solar orientation, and therefore need to rely heavily on mechanical heating and cooling, passively heated and cooled buildings can be comfortable without the use of these systems, cutting down enormously on electricity bills (up to 90%!) and increasing the overall health of a space. If you’re an architect, builder, engineer or simply a green building enthusiast looking to learn more about this subject, you’ll be excited to hear about Boston Architectural College ’s (BAC) brand new Passive Heating and Cooling Design  online course which starts this fall! This autumn, the 120-year-old design school will be adding a comprehensive, highly interactive course to its already robust Sustainable Design Institute online offerings, focusing in on the core concepts of passive heating and cooling design and how to best implement those principles in new construction. Read on to learn more about the program, as well as how you claim a spot in this in-demand class—there are only 15 spots available, so we encourage interested readers to sign up quickly before all of the openings are gone! Read the rest of Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture certificate , architecture certificates , architecture degree , Boston Architectural College , certificate programs , continuing education in architecture , continuing education in design , design studies , green design certificates , interior design , Landscape Architecture , Massachusetts , master of design studies , online architecture courses , online architecture school , online courses , passive design , passive design courses , sustainable design        

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Miniwiz’s Stylish Re-Wine Desktop Lamp is Made from 100% Trash

August 21, 2013 by  
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Done partying? Don’t toss that wine bottle into the recycling bin just yet! Miniwiz has got a great design that will give you at least one more reason to raise your glass. Designed as a wine carrier and a building block (you can make anything from a wall to furniture!), this multi-tasking piece  can also be transformed into an energy efficient desktop or pendant lamp! Read the rest of Miniwiz’s Stylish Re-Wine Desktop Lamp is Made from 100% Trash Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green lamps , green lighting , lamp recycled wine bottles , miniwiz , re-wine lamp , re-wine miniwiz , recycled lamp , Recycled Materials , rewine , wine lamp        

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Echoviren: World’s First 3D Printed Architectural Structure Built in California

August 21, 2013 by  
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Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course

August 8, 2013 by  
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For those of you not familiar with ‘ passive heating and cooling design ’, it’s a building design strategy based primarily upon knowledge of thermodynamics and how the sun moves through the sky at different times of day and year— in a nutshell; using the sun’s energy to heat a building in winter, and natural ventilation with solar shading for cooling in summer. Whereas most modern buildings are built without regard for solar orientation, and therefore need to rely heavily on mechanical heating and cooling, passively heated and cooled buildings can be comfortable without the use of these systems, cutting down enormously on electricity bills (up to 90%!) and increasing the overall health of a space. If you’re an architect, builder, engineer or simply a green building enthusiast looking to learn more about this subject, you’ll be excited to hear about Boston Architectural College ’s (BAC) brand new Passive Heating and Cooling Design  online course which starts this fall! This autumn, the 120-year-old design school will be adding a comprehensive, highly interactive course to its already robust Sustainable Design Institute online offerings, focusing in on the core concepts of passive heating and cooling design and how to best implement those principles in new construction. Read on to learn more about the program, as well as how you claim a spot in this in-demand class—there are only 15 spots available, so we encourage interested readers to sign up quickly before all of the openings are gone! Read the rest of Learn Passive Solar Design with Boston Architectural College’s Brand New Online Course Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture certificate , architecture certificates , architecture degree , Boston Architectural College , certificate programs , continuing education in architecture , continuing education in design , design studies , green design certificates , interior design , Landscape Architecture , Massachusetts , master of design studies , online architecture courses , online architecture school , online courses , passive design , passive design courses , sustainable design        

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