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Building Energy Modelling Level 1 BSCI 5110

Building Science Course

Course details

​The course introduces basic knowledge and skills essential in analyzing energy usage in buildings. Each week's lesson includes a 2.0 hours lecture session, and a 1.0 hours lab/workshop session. In the lecture section, students are expected to learn the basic concepts and modelling skills of building energy systems. These systems include: building envelope system, HVAC and plumbing systems, and lighting systems (MEP) as well. IES-VE will be used in this course. Some rudimentary features and overall structure as well as some selected subprograms and their applications will be introduced and discussed. The basic modelling skills and the essential inputs of a variety of building HVAC and plumbing systems will be demonstrated in the lecture section as well through examples. These systems may include: PTAC, PTHP, PSZAC, PSZHP, WSHP systems, electric or hot water baseboard heater with HRV ventilation systems, and gas-fired or electric or heat pump domestic hot water heating systems. In the in-class lab/workshop section, students will apply what they have learned in the lecture session.​​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,040.55

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BSCI 5110 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90844

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Mar 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90844
  • $1040.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Chris Flood

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1040.55

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact Program Assistant, at BCIT_buildingscience@bcit.ca for approval to register for this course. Please include your A# .
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Carry out independently energy analysis of residential or commercial building's MEP systems.
  • Conduct size run for building HVAC and Plumbing systems using building simulation tool.
  • Assess the interaction of the building envelope with HVAC systems including examining the impacts of different envelope and HVAC systems on building thermal behaviors and energy performance.
  • Make engineering judgement autonomously including identifying the most applicable energy saving solution(s) for a given residential or commercial building by investigating the effectiveness of potential energy-conservation measures on energy saving and GHG emission reductions.
  • Interpret simulated results to, and communicate the key findings/conclusions with personnel of other disciplines in building design.
  • Present simulation results and findings in a clear and understandable manner, in both a written form and public presentation.​

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Building Energy Modelling Level 1 (BSCI 5110) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Energy Modelling and Performance Analysis
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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