A ‘TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON DAYLIGHT MODELING: Climate Based Daylight Modelling for Sustainable Building Design in Bangladesh’ was organized by the Green Architecture Cell (GrACe), Department of Architecture (DoA), BUET from November 24 -25, 2016 at Computer Lab, 2nd Floor, Admin Building, Dept. of Architecture, BUET. Different professional groups e.g. Architects, Designers, Engineers, Researchers and Academicians actively participated in the event. The aim of the workshop was to provide participants with a good understanding of how to apply rules of thumb and simulation tools to assess the luminous environment of indoor spaces with respect to national (i.e. BNBC) and international (e.g. IESNA, IES and LEED) codes and standards and to recommend daylighting design strategies with respect to local climate satisfying both aesthetic and technical requirements. During workshop, participants correlated simulation performance results with architectural design parameters and were able to identify possible options for an effective visual environment.

This workshop was part of on-going activities of the Green Architecture Cell (GrACe), DoA, BUET which started its journey in June 2009, as a research outcome of a project on Promoting Green Architecture in Bangladesh, conducted by the DoA, BUET, and GIZ of Germany. GrACe aims to promote the 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. Information of previous events of GrACe are available at and official Facebook page:

Certificates for Completion of the Workshop were awarded by the Workshop Instructor Dr Md Ashikur Rahman Joarder, Associate Professor, Environment and Energy Division, and the Co-ordinator of GrACe, DoA, BUET. The Certificates conferring 10 Hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits for the participants.

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