Maximising Energy Efficiency in Residential Design

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Informed materials specification and thermal performance in timber frame designs can increase housing star ratings and lower operational energy costs.

This course is based on Geoff Clark's presentation at WoodSolutions Seminars 2011.

AACA Competency: Design


Geoff Clark: Troppo Architects

Geoff Clark uses a lateral planning and design approach focusing on everything from the macro to the micro. He has a firm understanding of 'function' in built environments in most places, a knowledge of the vernacular, and a solid appreciation of 'Place'.

Troppo is a practice of regionally based studios aiming to develop regionally responsive architectures. Geoff is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in the areas of Design and Building Technology at the University of Tasmania.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 1 point.
    Donít forget to submit your request for GBCA CPD points via the CPD Learning Portal. Points are not automatically allocated.


    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List ways in which design can contribute to energy efficiency
  • Define R-Value, Thermal Mass and Time Lag
  • Understand an architectís relationship with geometry and disposition

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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