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CESA 5110 - Introduction to Community Energy and Emissions Planning

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course describes the purpose, components and objectives of a community energy and emissions plan (CEEP) and the reasons communities create them. After completing the course, students will be able to initiate, prepare and implement a community energy plan. Course materials differentiate between community energy planning and corporate energy planning and describe the essential elements of energy and emissions plans. Students will be able to navigate the process of creating and implementing a plan, identify funding sources and strategies and manage project consultants. Students will be able to design a CEEP that can be successfully implemented.

Prerequisite(s)

Diploma or equivalent or red seal certificate in related field or planning professional.​

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop a CEEP outline.
  • Integrate energy source assessment from a price and emissions perspective into CEEP.
  • Convert energy units to greenhouse gasses using ‘emissions factors’.
  • Evaluate CEEP design tactics and trends.
  • Plan for CEEP implementation success based on outlined CEEP actions.
  • Integrate lessons learned from the implementation of existing CEEPs and projects into new CEEP development.
  • Evaluate different renewable energy project benefits and costs.
  • Propose potential funding sources.
  • Assess the steps required to engage a consultant.
  • Plan to manage projects effectively including client / consultant relationships.

Effective as of Winter 2016

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