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Introduction to Energy Auditing & Measurement and Verification BSCI 5230

Building Science Course

International Fees

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

Course details

​The Introduction to Measurement and Verification course is a collaborative, student-centered learning course. It introduces the rudimentary principles and procedures of measurement and verification to building energy modelers in order to enable them to have a comprehensive understanding of the connections between theoretical energy simulation and actual performance measurement and verification. Each week's lesson includes a 3 hours lecture. In this course, students are expected to learn how to design an M&V strategy and incorporate the actual performance data into the model to provide more meaningful energy use predictions for buildings. Topics include building energy management in general, overview of energy audit process, fundamental concepts of M&V, M&V processes specified in both IPMVP and ASHRAE Guideline 14, energy model calibration process, introduction to most commonly used energy measuring instruments, economic analysis and life cycle costing. The causes of variability in building energy performance between the model’s prediction and actual measurement will be discussed in the class, as well.​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$1,074.18

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BSCI 5230 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68993

Duration

Fri Apr 26 - Fri Jul 12 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68993
  • Domestic fees $1074.18
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Jul 12 Fri 18:00 - 21:45 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1074.18

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Please contact Program Assistant, at BCIT_buildingscience@bcit.ca for approval to register for this course. Please include your A# .
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe and explain concepts and process of measurement and verification specified in IPMVP and ASHRAE Guideline 14.
  • Autonomously develop appropriate measurement and verification strategy to effectively obtain key building energy performance indicators for model calibration.
  • Perform engineering economic analysis of energy-efficiency measures proposed in the study.
  • Identify the limits of accuracy of building energy performance predicted through simulation.
  • Identify and interpret the causes of variability in building energy performance of between theoretical prediction and actual measurement and,
  • Communicate them with design team to help prioritize energy conservation measures and GHG emission reduction strategies at the whole-building and at the local level. ​

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Introduction to Energy Auditing & Measurement and Verification (BSCI 5230) 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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