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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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the SEMAC or BCEM programs.

Credits

2.5

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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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