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April 19, 2022


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This course, Seeing the light, will teach you about how the Sun affects your home, both in terms of light and warmth and the energy it generates.

You will learn about how it can affect your health and well-being, and how different climates design their homes differently to maximise the benefits of the Sun.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts about language, concepts and principles relating to the principles of design of a home
  • Understand how to extract information from sources such as text and video
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills appropriate to making energy calculations about solar panels.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
  • Light 00:15:00
    • The Secret Life of Buildings 00:25:00
    • Measuring light 00:10:00
    • Here comes the Sun 00:10:00
    • Temperature and comfort 00:15:00
    • Heating a home 00:15:00
    • What is your orientation? 00:25:00
    • Building shapes and climate 00:20:00
    • Homes in different climates 00:20:00
    • The solar century 00:20:00
    • Study note: information from figures 00:10:00
    • Your home’s orientation 00:15:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00

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