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CESA 5100 - Energy Basics

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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 Sustainable Energy Management program.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$624.09

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 39325

Tue Sep 15 - Fri Nov 27 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Nov 27 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

David Laird

Course Outline

Cost

$624.09

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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 15, 29; October 13, 27; November 10, 24; **Note: SEMAC/BCEM welcome day will be hosted at BCIT Burnaby Campus (to be held in SE06 104) on September 5 from 8:30am - 5pm (or online for those who cannot easily travel to BCIT). More information to be provided upon acceptance into the program by email.

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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

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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Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

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Guide To Energy Management (International)
Author Capehart
Copyright 2016
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-49877-988-3
Price $249.95
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