Climate Driven Design- Energy Efficiency By Degrees

Full price: $101.00
Member: $75.00


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

Course outline

This seminar will examine the principles of energy efficiency based on John Maitland's 30+ years of architectural experience in South Australia. Through a range of project case studies and some results from post occupancy studies, he will review the local climate relevance, material selections and use of technological fixes. John will also relate a building to the human body, how their energy functions are similar, and discuss the impact of human behaviour.

AACA Competency: Design


John Maitland: Director, Energy Architecture

John Maitland began his architectural practice in 1977, and established 'Energy Architecture' in Adelaide in 1990. John has an enduring reputation for award-winning design and practical knowledge of environmental, social and economic issues impacted by built form and energy use.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and recipient of 30 awards for Design, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1.5 hours

    Continuing professional development hours

    1.5 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 2 points.
    Don't 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:

  • Explain the principles of energy efficiency.
  • Apply results of post occupancy studies.
  • Recall project case studies highlighting the importance of material choice and technology.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $101.00
    Member $75.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $69.00
    Graduate Member $69.00
    SONA Member (student) $40.00

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

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