Theme 1 Passive Cooling and Natural Ventilation
The first Newton training event took place at the University of East London 4th -15th September 2017 where academics and researchers from Ain Shams University attended. The theme of the event was Passive Cooling and Natural Ventilation. The training sessions included lectures, workshops, and software training including: Computational Fluids Dynamic (CFD), DesignBuilder simulation tool, and OPTIVENT, a natural cooling simulation software.
Guest speakers from industry led workshops complementing the theme of the program. These included Zedfactory Ltd, Natural Cooling Ltd and XCO2. Lectures were also facilitated by BC-SDBE team members from UEL and the University of Strathclyde (UoS). Dedicated site visits showcasing sustainable design in the UK were also organised including a visit to Building Research Establishment’s Innovation Park in Watford, visits to Zaha Hadid Architects, and guided tours at The Crystal London, and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP).