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Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (BDT)


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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Booking only   more info Sold Out Ended Free $0.00
Booking for Waiting List 10 Tickets Dec 22, 2016 Free $0.00
Early Bird Registration Fees (on or before 07 December 2016) 1 Ticket Dec 15, 2016 $150.00 $4.74
Standard Registration Fees for Professionals 1 Ticket Dec 15, 2016 $190.00 $5.74
Group Registration Fees (2 registration from same Institution) 1 Ticket Dec 15, 2016 $275.00 $7.87
Registration Fees for Students and PG Researchers 1 Ticket Dec 15, 2016 $125.00 $4.12

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON NATURAL VENTILATION: Natural Ventilation Techniques to Ensure Health and Comfort in Building Design

In the context of rising energy demand and uncertainties of non-renewable energy sources, it is an imperative that building industry professionals integrate passive design techniques in the design of buildings. Building design can be enhanced, while meeting local statutory requirements, by the use of natural ventilation towards ensuring user comfort. Computer-based simulation techniques are often used to predict the performance at an early design stage as well as at advanced stage in view of the interaction between building and the climate. It is expected that the concepts and methodology presented in this workshop will help the participants to comprehend and interpret the benefits of using analytical techniques for modeling natural ventilation.


Workshop Outcome

Upon completion of the workshop the participant will be able to 

  • Apply rules of thumb and simulation tools to assess natural ventilation of indoor spaces with respect to national (i.e. BNBC) and international (e.g. BREEAM  and LEED) codes and standards.

  • Correlate simulation performance results with architectural design parameters.

  • Recommend design strategies to incorporate natural ventilation satisfying both aesthetic and technical requirements.

  • Select the best possible option for passive design from alternatives.  

CPD CREDITS: The technical contents of the workshop are of a standard to qualify as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of 10 hours.

Who should attend: Architects, Interior designers, Engineers, Ergonomists, Energy auditors, Researchers, Academics, Building/factory Managers and related professionals who wish to develop working knowledge in Natural Ventilation.

Background Skills: Experience in computer based drawing skills such using Autocad or Sketchup would be helpful but not essential.

Training Materials: Participants will be given training kits and work sheets. Tea and lunch will be served during the two day workshop.

 Assistants: Participants with a disability should notify early on along with nature of disability so that assistance can be arranged.

 Number of Seats: 12 (Tickets will be sold first come first serve basis).

Ticket Pricing (BDT): 

    • Early Bird Registration Fees (on or before 07 December 2016):   BDT 12,000.00
    • Standard Registration Fees for Professionals :                             BDT  15,000.00
    • Group Registration Fees (2 registration from same Institution):  BDT  22,000.00
    • Registration Fees for Students and PG Researchers:                  BDT 10,000.00
  • *BDT 1000/- Discount for Previous GrACE Workshop Participants

How to Book: Tickets can be booked and printed from the Eventbrite website only.

Payments: Payment is due the earlier of net 3 days from the online ticket booking date and at least 7 days prior to attending the event. Payments can be made at the Department Office, Dept of Architecture, BUET in person or sent by bKash. 

Cancellations and Substitutions: GrACe will refund the full registration fee if notified in writing one week before the Event. There will be no refunds given for cancellations made one week prior to the Event. Substitutions may be made at any time up to the start of the Event. Partial attendance at the Event or no-shows will incur the full workshop fee.

 VAT: As per NBR rule no VAT is to be charged on training fee.

Disclaimer: GrACe has the right to change the published workshop programme if necessary without prior notice.

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Md. Ashikur Rahman Joarder, Coordinator, Green Architecture Cell (GrACe), Dept. of Architecture, BUET. Mobile: 01713312397. email:;


 Workshop Instructors

Prof Dr. Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed B.Arch(BUET), PhD (AA, London), IAB, Assoc.AIA, IIMS (Germany)

Dr. Ahmed is a full Professor and Head of the Dept. of Architecture, BUET. He has a PhD from the renowned Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. He specializes in Bioclimatic Urban Design and low energy buildings for the Tropics with special interests in green building codes, high performance buildings and sustainable cities.


Abu Taib Mohammed Shahjahan  B Arch ( BUET), MAUD (Cardiff Uni.), PhD Researcher ( BUET), Licentiate RTPI (UK)

Mr Shahjahan is an Assistant Professor at Dept. of Architecture, American International University-Bangladesh. He did a graduate course on “Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development", University of Oslo, Norway. Mr Shahjahan worked as a professional Urban Designer for the Ministry of Public works, UAE and as an Urban Designer for the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of the GoB in ‘City Region Development Project’ (CRDP), funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB).


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Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, BUET
Dhaka, 1000

Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM - Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM (BDT)

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Green Architecture Cell

Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

GrACe Background:

Green Architecture Cell evolved as an outcome of a joint research initiative by the Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, and promotion of social & environmental standards in the industry (PSES) - a project supported by GIZ on behalf of BMZ titled: Promoting green architecture concept in Bangladesh towards implementing Green Strategies in Building Design. Grace aims to promote green architecture concept by way of advocacy, training, design and research in Bangladesh. This is an open forum for architects, engineers, developers, civil society members, academics, researchers, students, stakeholders and individuals interested in green architecture in the Tropics.


Coordinator GrACe:

Dr Md Ashikur Rahman Joarder

Associate Professor and Coordinator

Green Architecture Cell (GrACe) 

Department of Architecture, BUET
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh


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