The course presents an overview of energy audits aimed at identifying opportunities for energy cost and greenhouse gas reduction in existing buildings. Students will gain an understanding on how to procure an energy audit, how to carry out an energy audit, how to evaluate energy audits competed and how to plan for the implementation of the findings. Students will also be able to specify, procure, and review energy audits. In addition, students will perform high-level energy audits.
THIS SECTION IS RESERVED FOR STUDENS APPROVED FOR THE SEMAC PROGRAM ONLY. Please contact Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval. Pre-requisite is: CESA 5300 Note: **** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in on the Learning Hub on: Tuesday, Feb 12, 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, Mar 12, 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesdays, April 9, 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
THIS SECTION IS RESERVED FOR STUDENTS NOT APPROVED FOR THE SEMAC PROGRAM. Please contact Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval. Pre-requisite is: CESA 5300 Note: **** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in on the Learning Hub on: Tuesday, Feb 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, Feb 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, Mar 12, 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesdays, April 9, 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesdays, April 10, 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Outline the potential benefits of conducting energy audits.
Identify the purpose of various energy audit types, including heat energy (heating, ventilation, and refrigeration), electrical energy (lighting and non-lighting).
Outline the energy auditing process.
Analyze building operations for energy use/demand as well as potential energy sources.
Demonstrate an awareness of various measurement techniques and energy auditing tools.
Use the findings of an energy audit to identify and interpret opportunities for energy and energy cost savings, including best practices, appropriate energy-saving technologies, system retrofits, use of renewable energy, and energy conservation behaviour changes among building occupants.
Differentiate between energy savings and energy cost savings.
Analyze the interactive effects between various energy using systems.
Perform a high level energy audit on a real building and real systems.
Summarize at a high level tools available for financial analysis and costing.
Use RETScreen to calculate an energy efficiency analysis.
Outline the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) requirements for working with or close to electricity, natural gas and boilers.
Effective as of Fall 2012
CESA 5600 is offered as a part of the following programs: