Date: 20 April - 28 May
The tropical zone is home to about half of the world's population. Much of it enjoys a relatively mild humid climate. Vernacular and colonial architectures were able to take advantage of the climate to produce comfortable buildings that meet the needs of the occupants and promote local materials. Unfortunately, this environmentally friendly approach has become a minority in modern construction. The current underlying trend is rather towards a standardized, globalist and non-contextualized architecture, an immoderate use of concrete, glass and metal. And finally, one frequently sees outdoor units of air conditioners covering the facades of many buildings.
Take part in the first edition of ADEME's MOOC on Sustainable Construction in the Tropical Humid Zone, which will enable you to take stock of the bioclimatic principles relevant to these zones. You will:
- Get a panoramic view of the main disciplines to be mastered for designing and constructing a sustainable building in tropical humid zone
- Learn how to mobilize human resources and suitable tools needed to optimize the design of a sustainable building
- Acquire a shared common culture in terms of constructing with low energy and environmental impacts
- Engage in an enriching dialogue among the various players in the building industry
- Learn about exemplary achievements in tropical humid zones
This MOOC will be presented in English; some parts of the MOOC will, however, be accessible in local languages for participants from Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam.