With the rise of extreme weather conditions around the world, the need for sustainability is becoming more and more evident by the day. The United Nations has put together the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 as a global call to action to improve the conditions for people around the world by the year 2030. Today, sustainability has become an important requirement for clients and patrons, and will continue to be so in the forseeable future.

In this course you'll understand the framework behind creating sustainable interior spaces and develop an in-depth understanding of the concept of sustainability.


 Learn how to approach Sustainable Design projects

 Understand what factors affect the sustainablility of built-spaces

 Develop a framework of selecting sustainable materials, lights & appliances

 Methods of improving thermal comfort & human health through design

 Learn how to efficiently manage available resources 

 Understand the IGBC Green Interiors Rating and how to get your project certified.


This course aims at building a solid foundation for learners who want to start designing sustainable spaces. Along with video lectures, this course comes with 5 live classes hosted by the educator, doubt forums, projects, quizzes, etc that will help in building a holistic understanding of the subject.


Learn the core concepts through well produced video lectures, and get all your doubts cleared in the live classes hosted by the educator.


Connect and interact with peers from all around India during the 04 weeks of learning.


Learn essential skills and make yourself future ready without burning a hole in your pocket.


This course is suitable for students and professionals from Architecture & Interior Design background. No additional software/tool is required for this course, however it is recommended to attend live classes using a PC/Laptop.


The course will begin with a live orientation session at 7:30 PM IST on 20th September, 2021. For the next 4 weeks– a live class will be hosted by the educator on every Thursday starting at 7:30 PM IST. Recordings of each live class will be provided.

Week 1: Introduction to Sustainable Design

15 mins Video Lectures | 2 Live Classes: 20th Sept & 23rd Sept

The week starts with the introductory live class on 16th August. In the first week understand the basics of Sustainable Design. Discover how the climatic conditions of the project location influence what it means to be sustainable in that place.

Week 2: Selecting Materials & Lighting

28 mins Video Lectures | 1 Live Class: 30th Sept

Understand what the essential characteristics of sustainable materials are, and apply the ideas to conventional materials like wood, stone, paints, wallpapers, fabrics, etc.  Next, move on to discovering sustainable lighting design, keeping in mind concepts of daylighting, energy-efficient fixtures, automation, etc. 

Week 3: Thermal Comfort & Resource Management

20 mins Video Lectures | 1 Live Class: 7th Oct

Understand tips and techniques to make the interiors of a space thermally comfortable. Learn the core ideas of better water, energy, and waste management in your projects to create holistic spaces.

Week 4: IGBC Green Building Rating System

28 mins Video Lectures | 1 Live Class: 14th Oct

Discover the IGBC Green Rated Interiors System. Learn the step by step requirements and techniques to conceptualize, design, and execute certified green interior spaces. Conclude with a  live discussion and certificate.


Try to answer the following questions. Check out the right answers in the preview lecture.

  Thermal comfort of a space can change from person to person? True or False.

  What is the use of Psychrometric Chart?

  What factors affect the thermal comfort of a space?

PREVIEW LECTURE: Introduction to Thermal Comfort
In this lecture Amrutha introduces the concept of thermal comfort to the learners, and discusses the meaning of thermal comfort and its importance in designing spaces.


Note: Some reviews for this course are by participants of a live workshop conducted on the same topic, by the educator in January 2021.

"Aspects like course plan, video designing, updated content, crisp information with apt examples have all contributed to an amazing experiential learning process. The architect's patience to answer every query is commendable."

By Mahima Kalluri
Cohort-01 Participant

"The content of the course was insightful and the one-on-one discussion were very interactive. It was a innovative session and the study material provided are extremely beneficial."

By Pradnya Vaishampayan
Cohort-01 Participant


Ar. Amrutha Kishor  

Founder of Elemental | LEED Green Associate | GRIHA Certified

M. Arch University of Nottingham, UK | B.Arch NIT Calicut, India

Amrutha is a RIBA-nominated architect who specializes in climate responsive design. She believes critical regionalism is an essential tool in designing the way forward.
After completing her undergraduate degree from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India in 2016, she went on to pursue a Masters in Architecture Design from the University of Nottingham, UK. After working in Dubai, India, and England, she founded Elemental in 2020.
Amrutha's study on how good architecture aids energy efficiency in buildings has been recognized by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2019. She is a LEED Green Associate, GRIHA certified professional, and also holds a Diploma in Vastu Shastra from Bangalore Samskrit University.


At Elemental, we create spaces that feel good. We focus on creating climate-responsive designs and promoting critical regionalism, a philosophy that preserves local architectural identity while rejecting its non-functional features and meeting global standards. The word ‘elemental’ means ‘to embody the powers of nature’ and this is precisely what we do. We make most of nature’s bounty by leveraging the natural solar, wind and water resources present in each individual site and its surroundings. See more about our works on: https://www.elemental-architects.com/


Note: Some reviews for this course are by participants of a live workshop conducted on the same topic, by the educator in January 2021.


Will I get the recordings of the Live Classes?

Yes, the recordings of the live classes will be available with lifetime access to them.

How will my doubts be resolved?

Amrutha will be available in the dedicated forum for the course. Apart from that you may also raise your doubts in the live sessions.

How do I access the course?

To access the course– Visit (www.designopolis.co.in) >> Top Menu >> My Courses. You'll be able to find the course in the library.

How do I cancel or change my order?

If you don't like the course, you can write to us at support@designopolis.co.in with your concern within 7 days of purchase to apply for a refund. Our support team will take it from there.

How do I get my certificate?

A certificate will be issued to you only after you complete more than 75% of the course. Once completed, the certificate will be made available in the course home page.

I have some other queries. Who can help me?

In case you have any further queries, feel free to reach out to us on +91 9883341700. Alternately, you may mail us on support@designopolis.co.in.