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Operations Management CESA 5400

Centre for Energy Systems Applications 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

This course presents the actions, policies, strategies and management systems required by Energy Managers to effectively manage facilities energy use and liaise with day-to-day operations. An overview of various energy-dependent business operations such as: fleet, procurement, and less energy intensive related alternatives will also be presented. Where possible, field trips to actual sites to see energy monitoring, DDC, asset and Maintenance management systems and to discuss day to day issues with field experts will be scheduled. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Prepare basic corporate energy policy and guidelines and apply Standard Operating Procedures in energy management.
  • Identify and organize operations related to energy management.
  • Illustrate various building automation and controls strategies that can be used to reduce energy demand.
  • Outline opportunities for improving how existing buildings operate by recommissioning or continuous commissioning.
  • Outline peak demand control and related opportunities as well as integration with energy monitoring systems.
  • Explain maintenance systems in relation to energy management.
  • Distinguish between scheduled, preventative, and predictive maintenance.
  • Relate asset management systems in relation to energy management.
  • Monitor and report energy consumption for buildings and various operations.
  • Analyze Key Performance Indicators, major variables impacting energy, CUSUM and real time monitoring.
  • Reduce energy or fuel consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions related to transportation.
  • Prepare business cases in regular and industrial fleet energy management.
  • Discuss the role that alternative fuel vehicles (e.g.: Natural Gas and Electrical, fuel cell for fork lifts) play in energy management.
  • Identify energy saving opportunities in operation and maintenance staff management.
  • Outline process optimization of industrial facilities.
  • Compare tools such as LEAN and Six Sigma.
  • Review operations and maintenance rating systems.
  • Illustrate the concept of Eco industrial /community operations.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Operations Management (CESA 5400) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Sustainable Energy Management
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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