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Overview

This workshop is designed to assist fellow interior designers and architects who want to make a difference by integrating sustainable design ideas and principles into the interior environment that they design and build. Interior designers and architects must know that they play an important vital role in creating not just a sustainable environment but also a ‘Green’ culture. Designs can and will have ‘far-reaching consequences for the near and the distant future.’

Sustainable interior design needs to be a focal point for all building and construction works today. Businesses, governments, and people are beginning to critically examine the impact of the built environment on the greater environment. However, the sad truth is, most interior design and architectural practices do not even know where to begin. Most companies tend not to go beyond implementing recycling programs or are simply depending on the Government’s guidelines as a set of ‘check boxes’. The danger of relying on guidelines (with a fixed set of metrics to determine success rate) set by the Government is that it over-generalising matters. Inhabitants of spaces are unique with different usage patterns which require a holistic understanding and application of sustainable design to achieve a successful outcome.

This 2-day course will introduce key sustainable concepts, accompanied by case studies of projects completed with and without sustainable practices. Studies will be provided to showcase the direct and indirect impact that buildings and interior spaces can have on the greater environment as well as personal well-being.

Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1. Introduction - The Reasons for being green
The reasons for going green are compelling. In a recent survey, (from the Opinion Research Corporation USA) the report indicates that 82 percent of purchasing consumers are interested in buying green products and services, even during the recent economic downturn. Furthermore, 76% of electricity used are by buildings and homes – out of which, 40% of our electrical consumption is used by homes alone. Green interior design should be a focal point for all building and construction works today as businesses

Topic 2. Why are Interior Designers & Architects the best people to go green?
The workshop will discuss the impacts of the built environment has on the greater environment and the responsibilities that architects and designers have for adopting sustainable practices. This responsibility as highlighted by the World Green Building Council is gaining traction as it advocates that Green buildings and spaces can not only reduce and even eliminate negative impacts on the environment, by using less water, energy or natural resources, but they can - in many cases - have a positive impact on the environment (at the building or city scales) by generating their own energy and even supporting biodiversity.

Topic 3. Going Green is about Educating and Being Educated
Playing the role of an educator is simultaneously a rewarding and frustrating process. Interior Designers and Architects must accept the role of an educator to inform and educate their collaborators and clients. The workshop will cover a series of scenarios in addressing the problem of educating collaborators and clients.

Topic 4. Our Designing and Build Approach
A systematic way of execution will be discussed.

Topic 5. Our Designing Approach with Measurement
Trainers will show method of using templates (different project types) to overlay onto designs and calculate the following:
  • Energy usage and efficiency
  • Lighting adequacy
  • Cross ventilation and the concept of indoor air quality
  • Interior climate: concepts of comfort through low energy consumption
  • Water usage: efficiency and gray water harvesting strategies and methods

Topic 6. Biophillia
Biophilic design is part of ‘green’ design, but not all sustainable features can be considered biophilic. The trainers will share, through a series of case studies on the application of biophillic design such as indoor vertical gardens and the improvements in indoor air quality after its implementation.

Who Should Attend

  • Interior designers
  • Architects
  • Building professionals in or associated with the construction sector
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.
Registration Closed (only for SIT Alumni)
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

Schedule

Day 1 Schedule

Time Activity
8:30 am Welcome and Registration
9:00 am Topic 1
10:00 am Hands-on exercises/ Discussion
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 2
11:45 am Hands-on exercises/ Discussion
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 3
2:30 pm Hands-on exercises/ Discussion
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Presentation/Quiz
4:30 pm Q&A / Debrief
5:00 pm End of Day
 

Day 2 Schedule

Time Activity
8:30 am Welcome and summary
9:00 am Topic 4
10:00 am Hands-on exercises
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Topic 5
11:45 am Hands-on exercises/ Discussion
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Topic 6
2:30 pm Hands-on exercises/ Discussion
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Presentation/Quiz
4:30 pm Q&A / Debrief
5:00 pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,498.00 $449.40 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,498.00 $449.40 $169.40
Non-Singaporeans $1,498.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 05 Sep 2019 (Thu)
06 Sep 2019 (Fri)

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