BES715 - Energy Efficiency & EM & V in Large Buildings

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Subject Title
Energy Efficiency & EM & V in Large Buildings

Subject Description
This course introduces the student to many of the key aspects of large buildings and their operations, from the perspective of energy and resource efficiency. The course emphasizes a practical approach to resource and energy efficiency within a healthy building environment. It builds on the foundations learned in studying BES701 through BES706.
In this course, you will review all of the fundamental systems in existing buildings and identify opportunities for increased energy efficiency in the design, retrofit, maintenance and operation of these systems.  The role of monitoring and verification of energy savings (M&V) will be addressed in detail using international protocols for performance based M&V. Comprehensive assessment of savings using existing energy accounting system theory and application will be included within course work. Business case development for efficiency retrofit will address methodologies for economic justification, including payback, rate-of-return and life-cycle costing approaches.
In this course you will use an industry standard energy auditing/accounting application and apply international monitoring and verification protocols in performing detailed analyses of energy use in buildings, determine and apply appropriate weather and operational normalization methods, and determine savings attributable to energy management activities.

Credit Status
One subject credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Determine the benefits of energy conservation and other utility management projects in order to create appropriate business cases for conservation projects in buildings.
  2. Correlate a building envelope's reaction and interaction with the electrical/mechanic/process systems found within it.
  3. Delineate the parameters required to provide a healthy indoor environment.
  4. Calculate the electrical energy savings attributable to the use of recent developments in energy efficient lighting and motors.
  5. Demonstrate how and where upgrades in electric, pneumatic and electronic control will contribute to reductions in energy costs based on current energy costs in a building.
  6. Demonstrate how specific maintenance measures and programs will yield overall savings in the systems required to heat, cool and electrically energize various features in a building.
  7. Describe energy conservation techniques that can be applied to heating, cooling, ventilating and exhaust equipment to optimize the electrical and water consumption costs.
  8. Use Building Energy Performance Index (BEPI) and other simplified techniques to track and analyze energy consumption.
  9. Analyze detailed energy use records using appropriate energy normalization methods.
  10. Infer operational problems associated with trends and patterns of energy usage.
  11. Set up an energy accounting system from structuring through data entry, analysis and reporting stages.
  12. Fully describe the IPMVP international protocol.

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