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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

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 with a minimum five years of work experience

Credits

2.0

Cost

$482.67

Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 43201

Wed Sep 13 - Fri Oct 20 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 20 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.67

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval and submit a current resume for review. Prerequisite for CESA 5110 is: Diploma or equivalent or red seal certificate in related field or planning professional with a minimum five years of work experience. Note: ** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in on to Blackboard Collaborate Sessions on: Wednesday's: Sept. 13, 20, 27/ 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm Wednesday's: Oct. 4, 11/ 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

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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