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CESA 5400 - Operations Management

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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.


CESA 5100





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 80063

Tue Mar 16 - Fri Jun 25 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 16 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Departmental approval needed, please contact the Program Head at for approval. Pre-requisite is: CESA 5100 Note: **** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in on Learning Hub from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on: Tuesdays: March 16, 30, April 13, 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22; Thursdays: March 25, April 15

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

CESA 5400 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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