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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course presents an overview of various energy uses, sources and cost structures, as well as strategies to reduce energy consumption and costs. Conventional and renewable energy sources are discussed. Strategies for energy conservation, fuel switching and changing to passive systems are examined. Behavioural changes as a conservation strategy are introduced. The rationale for sustainable energy management within existing buildings is explored. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the SEMAC or BCEM programs.

Credits

2.5

Domestic fees

$709.80

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of CESA 5100 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91820

Duration

Tue Jan 16 - Wed Mar 20 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 91820
  • Domestic fees $709.80
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 16 - Mar 20 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jan 16 - Mar 20 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$709.80

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. (1) This is the first course of SEMAC/BCEM program and a 50% passing grade is required to meet pre-requisite for CESA 5300 Energy Systems. (2) live instructional time is 3-hr online lecture Tuesdays from 6-9PM for 10 weeks. (3) additional asynchronous learning is required.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Illustrate the rationale of sustainable energy management and outline the role of the energy manager in an organization.
  • Evaluate the short and long-term impacts of energy management including benefits and costs.
  • Differentiate between energy and electric rate structures for various energy sources including electricity, natural gas, oil, steam, and hot water.
  • Outline factors that affect energy pricing and costs.
  • Outline the nature of energy, its forms, modes of transfer and applications.
  • Quantify the relationship between units of energy; greenhouse gases (GHGs) and cost.
  • Analyze the information provided in utility billing.
  • Apply rate structures for various energy sources (electricity, natural gas, oil, steam, chilled water and hot water).
  • Calculate the basic relationships between weather, conditioned area and energy usage to establish basic performance indicators using common software tools.
  • Compare options for renewable and on-site energy generation.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Energy Basics (CESA 5100) 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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