Systems Thinking in Residential Design

Pointsbuild presents Systems Thinking in Residential Design

Systems Thinking in Residential Design

Course Description

This course from Pointsbuild is provided under licence from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Systems Thinking is a method to understand how things (elements and systems) are related, and how they influence one another within a whole. Applying it to building design allows us to see the big picture of how the building will perform in operation, when all of these various elements (site design, construction materials, appliances, PV and storage, use monitoring, etc) work together. Understanding the complex relationships between elements of the building allows designers to develop sustainable and energy efficient buildings, that are comfortable and cost effective to live in. This course covers the theory behind and tools to achieve this “Systems Thinking”, and case studies demonstrate successful energy effici... Read More »

This course from Pointsbuild is provided under licence from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Systems Thinking is a method to understand how things (elements and systems) are related, and how they influence one another within a whole. Applying it to building design allows us to see the big picture of how the building will perform in operation, when all of these various elements (site design, construction materials, appliances, PV and storage, use monitoring, etc) work together.

Understanding the complex relationships between elements of the building allows designers to develop sustainable and energy efficient buildings, that are comfortable and cost effective to live in.

This course covers the theory behind and tools to achieve this “Systems Thinking”, and case studies demonstrate successful energy efficiency design and delivery. The course includes case studies from Australia’s most sustainable homes where systems thinking has worked well.

This module was developed by the Green Building Council of Australia as part of the Cross-Industry Skills Training Project – supported by funding from the COAG Energy Council National Energy Productivity Plan through a project managed by the Government of South Australia.

Learn more about systems thinking in residential design by taking this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will earn 2 points toward your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training.

 

Learning format:

  • Online
  • PDF
  • Video
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Course Outcomes:
  • Understand Systems Thinking
  • Understand some of the barriers
  • How to apply a systems approach
  • Becoming aware of new materials, building systems and technologies
Course Details:

Target Audience

Our target audiences are:
  • Design, Building and Trade Professionals
  • Construction Site and Contract Coordinators
  • Regulatory Professionals, Surveyors and Certifiers

Access Timeframe

Lifetime

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to this course but a general understanding of the building industry would benefit the learner.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

Professional Association/Affiliation

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of a course, the learner can download their certificate from their Member Area.

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