Parametric Passive Design [PPD] Arkan & IBPSA-Egypt

October 19, 2014


In This workshop we will focus on how to integrate Daylighting & thermal Analysis into parametric design workflow. Through this workshop we will explore new façade design opportunities, where the resulting proposal could achieve better performance in comparison with the convention techniques of passive façades, stepping away from linear (trial & error process) to new optimization techniques.


Workshop Aim:
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of how to use parametric modeling tool along with Radiance and EnergyPlus (Diva For Grasshopper) together to achieve the optimum sustainable design, and publish their results in scientific journals and conferences.


Workshop Outcomes:
Teach the participants how to:-
+Model a parametric room which has multiple parameters which can be optimized.
+Create a range of responsive façade techniques to adopt each design objective.
+Conduct Daylight and Energy simulations using DIVA which communicates with Radiance & EnergyPlus.
+Correctly setup the simulation setting in order to perform a validated simulation results which can be published in scientific journals.
+Organize and analyze the simulation results based on each optimization method that were used.
+Identify the best possible set of solutions based on the balance between thermal and daylighting performance.
+Explore different techniques to enhance the daylighting performance.


Program Outline:
DAY 1:
-Introduction to passive design strategies (efficient envelope).                                      

-Introduction to parametric design logics with Grasshopper.

DAY 2:
-Developing technical tools based on reverse engineering technology.
-Creating a range of parametric facade proposals.

DAY 3:
-Introducing the performance simulation tool (DIVA)
-Conducting Daylighting and thermal Simulations

DAY 4:
-Associative techniques – Day lighting and thermal simulation.
-Facade design using grasshopper ‐Studio work.

DAY 5:
-Finalizing the optimization process
-Tips and Tricks with Excel to organize the final results.
-Group work presentation.


Certificate of attendance from [Arkan & IBPSA-Egypt] will be issued after presenting your final simulation.

*** This Course is for professionals & Undergraduates Who knows Grasshopper before.


- 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th of October.
- [9:00 AM : 8:00 PM].
- 8 Days
- 70 Hours


1400 for Students
1600 for Professionals




Maximum [10] participants + [1] Online.









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