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Solar Modelling

Event code: 73086

Solar Modelling

Participants will learn the concept of solar geometry in the context of different climate zones, sun path diagrams and stereographic projections as a means to understand and read solar geometry and use Ecotect as a tool to demonstrate the impact of solar geometry on building facades and in turn the indoor space.

• Solar Position and Sun Path
- Climate Zones
- Relationship of Geographical Latitudes to Solar Position and Sun Path
- Geographical Position, Solar Position and Sun Path in Singapore
• Concepts of Sunlight and Daylight
- Shading Devices and Shadow Angles in Relation to Solar Radiation
- Impact of Direct and Diffused Radiation on Shadow Angles
• Concepts of Sunlight and Daylight
- Direct and Diffused Solar Radiation
- Daylighting Against Sunlight
• Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) and its Modelling Capabilities - hands-on session to study
- Overshadowing of a Site and its Context Buildings
> Sun Path Projections
> Sun and Shadow Ranges
- Solar Movement
> Solar Ray Penetration Studies
> Sun Path Animations and Shadow Casts
> 3D Modelling of Solar Radiation Impact
- Impacts of Solar Radiation
> Study of Direct, Diffused and Total Radiation
> Daylighting simulation
• Sunlit Hours and Envelope Heat Gain
• Thermal Gains in Building and Thermal Comfort

MR ALAN FOO is the Senior Principal Sustainable Building Engineer in CPG Consultants Pte Ltd and holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons), MEng in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning and MSc in Sustainable Building Design. He has more than 10 years of experience in the building industry, specialising in green building design and simulation consultancy works. He was involved in the design and simulation of some of the Green Mark Platinum award projects including Gardens by the Bay and National University of Singapore (School of Medicine).

This course is assessment-based. A Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC) will be issued to participants who:
i. Achieve at least 75% class attendance; and
ii. Pass all the assessment(s)

Building professionals, project managers, developers, building owners, facility managers and other stakeholders involved in green building projects.


25th Run: To be confirmed
Duration: 3 days (21 hours)
Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$1,200
Refreshments will be provided.

PEB: Pending
BOA-SIA: Pending

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