Tutor: Mehrdad Borna
Mehrdad Borna has more than 17 years of experience in architecture, sustainability, and environmental design, gained through professional practice, higher education and the public sector. In addition to teaching, Mehrdad provides consultation and advice on various air quality, NZC, retrofit and environmental design projects in both the private and public sectors.
TES modules offers a multi-scale approach to the study and practice of environmental design and its integration to the architectural design process.
TES 1 module introduces the notion of environmental performance of buildings in relation to the principles of building physics, highlighting their direct link to choice of materials and construction. In TES 2 students are challenged to develop their technological vocabular y and apply different energy systems for the passive (or low energy) heating and cooling of buildings and their principle technologies. TES 3 introduces the concepts and methodologies for the environmental performance predictions and evaluations (i.e. simplified steady-state calculation to more sophisticated energy modelling and simulation) of existing buildings and new designs.
TES modules are structured as a combination of theoretical lectures immediately followed by applicative workshops ranging from climate to microclimate analysis of a site to building analysis and human comfort. Talks by guest practitioners and researchers complete the students’ learning experience.