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PointsBuild CPD Course:


Delivery Format:
This course is reading material only.
There are no tests to be completed.

Course outline:

This course will cover the importance of orientation in reducing the requirements for heating and cooling.

Topics covered in this course include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Solar North
  3. The Sun’s Position in the Sky
  4. Designing for Orientation
  5. Orientation Checklist

Course Outcome: Upon completing this course, you will understand the importance of good orientation and its effect on passive heating in winter and passive cooling in summer. You will also learn how to locate the most effective position for your building in relation to the sun.

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Pointsbuild experts:

Michael Plunkett


Michael has formal qualifications in Design and Architecture. He has over 30 years’ experience in the home building industry. He is the North Australia Director of ABSA and is an active member of the Housing Industry Association sitting on the Northern Australia Technical Services Committee.

Michael is a respected trainer with the HIA and ABSA and delivers courses in BERSPro and Accurate around Australia each year.

Established in 2007, SmartRate continues to set new standards in the delivery of innovative solutions and building on our reputation of excellent customer service. The management team is committed to working closely with you and your clients to achieve results that are not only cost effective, but exceed your expectations.

Contact details:

Michael Plunkett
Smart Rate Pty Ltd
PO Box 914
Earlville, QLD, 4870
Tel: 1300 277 377

e-mail: michael@smartrate.com.au

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