NOTICE: All content on the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop has been incorporated into the new Autodesk Design Academy website. Visit the Design Academy's Sustainable Design landing page to find the relocated content, and explore the new site. Note: The Autodesk Sustainability Workshop will be taken down on January 31, 2015.

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Building Performance Analysis Certificate

Are you ready to transform the building industry?

The Autodesk Building Performance Analysis (BPA) Certificate Program is a free, online self paced educational program, for students, educators and professionals, that will help improve your knowledge of building science fundamentals and Autodesk building performance analysis tools.  

We have recently updated the program and made some changes to the content, much of which has been based on user feedback.  For more information, see our FAQs.

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Previously recorded

Students:    Recording from September 9 2014 

                   Recording from August 29 2013

Educators: Recording from August 29 2014

Recording from August 29 2013 

Recording from January 29 2014

 



 

How it Works

The Autodesk BPA Certificate program is comprised of a series of self-paced online tutorials, quizzes and Autodesk software exercises.  When you complete all seven courses (approximately 25-30 hours, depending on experience level), you are issued a Certificate and a Badge that you can place on your resume, LinkedIN profile or portfolio. 

If you’re an educator, you can offer this program directly to your students. Your students will receive a unique key to use when they register and you’ll be able to track their progress and performance. It can be used as an independent study program or as a great addition to a semester-long course on either BIM or sustainable design - either as a requirement or for extra credit.

 

What’s Covered

  1. Introduction to BPA Certificate
  2. Energy Literacy & Building Loads
  3. Climate & Weather Analysis
  4. Solar Measurements & Strategies
  5. Wind & Airflow Strategies
  6. Daylighting Strategies & Analysis
  7. Whole Building Energy Analysis with Revit

Software covered: Autodesk Revit, Green Building Studio, Flow Design

 

The Industry Needs You

According to the AIA 56% of architecture firms are having difficulty finding employees with sustainable design skills.  They want people who can design a truly energy efficient, high-performance building and understand how to use the latest software tools to do so.  

The BPA Certificate Program is designed to give you the skills required to help drive an industry-wide transition to performance-based sustainable design.

 

Registration

 

Students

1) If you're doing the BPA Certificate as part of a course, get a key from your instructor.

2) If you're doing the BPA Certificate on your own, use the following key: BPAC-v2.0-independent

Educators

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Register and access the course here: sustainabilityworkshop.autodesk.com/courses/www

 

 

Testimonials

“I have heard the concept of "Net Zero Energy Buildings" before, but never with so many suggestions of how to achieve it. For the first time I'm learning how to actually design these buildings.”

Brian Moserwitz, Student, University of Maryland, 2015

" The Autodesk BPA Certificate was the only official training I could put on my resume, and it was regarded highly enough to land me an interview for my internship."  
 
Avi Rubin
Intern at Blackbird Architects
University of California Santa Barbara, 2012
 

“A valuable resource for anyone, from novice to expert, interested in incorporating passive strategies at the early stages of design. Curriculum of this scope and caliber should be taught in all design schools.”

Amy Patel, Associate & Sustainable Design Leader, HOK

More about the Program

See the BPA Certificate FAQ page

In August 2014 we released the second version of the course. And prior to the August 2013 global launch, we piloted this program for a year before its launch. We’ve made a lot of changes based on feedback from students and educators. We’ve even moved to a new platform! Here are some notable content changes to make this the best program for you:

  • A focus on case-based examples and questions
  • Small “chunks” of content and quizzes that students can complete a little bit at a time
  • More content on energy fundamentals
  • More content on energy modeling with detailed Revit models
  • A clear “introduction to software” section within each of the modules
  • Removed Ecotect in-favor of Autodesk Revit-based tools 
  • "Trimmed the fat" to make every bit actionable and applicable

 

 

 

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Sustainable Design

Everything in the built environment is designed, from the smallest computer chip to the largest city. With Autodesk software, users can reduce the environmental impacts of their designs.  Visit the Autodesk Sustainable Design Center: autodesk.com/sustainabledesign.

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