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Decision Making CESA 5700

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course presents an overview of various decision-making tools and methodologies. Performance indicators examined include: direct and indirect financial costs and benefits, and non-monetary costs and benefits. Emphasis is placed on full life cycle costing, assessment and energy analysis.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

2.5

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the methodology for structured decision-making that takes into account the three bottom lines: social, environmental and economic.
  • Apply triple bottom line decision-making methodology in an energy management case study.
  • Apply the concepts of the time value of money and Life Cycle Costing.
  • Calculate interest, present and future values.
  • Calculate payments, present and future values for annuities in budgeting and asset evaluation.
  • Evaluate investment decisions using methods of payback and discounted cash flow such as net present value and internal rate of return.
  • Outline the full range of environmental impacts assignable to products and services.
  • Summarize the concepts of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and its associated ISO 14000 standard.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Decision Making (CESA 5700) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Controls & Energy Management
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Sustainable Energy Management
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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