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.
- Acceptance into the SEMAC or BCEM programs.
Below is one offering of CESA 5100 for the Fall 2023 term.
Tue Sep 05 - Tue Nov 14 (11 weeks)
- 11 weeks
- CRN 39325
Class meeting times
|Sep 05 - Nov 14||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
Please contact the Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval. Note: a computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in on to the Learning Hub on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8 pm on: September 6, 20 October 4, 18 November 1, 15
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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
Energy Basics (CESA 5100) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
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