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CESA 5100 - Energy Basics

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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 Sustainable Energy Management program.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$599.60

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 65662

Tue Jul 17 - Tue Aug 21 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 17 - Aug 21 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.60

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course has two-hour online lectures on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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

CESA 5100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Controls & Energy Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Sustainable Energy Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate

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