EMG002 - Energy Modeling Project

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Subject Title
Energy Modeling Project

Subject Description
The design of new or retrofit of existing HVAC systems requires a set of special skills including the ability to perform advanced energy analysis of the systems.  To learn and practice the skills, the student will develop an energy retrofit project for a real institutional/public building.

In the course of project development, the student will audit an existing HVAC system of the building, evaluate the system's annual energy use, design energy conservation measures for selected systems, evaluate the measure energy savings, develop an energy savings and verification plan, compile selected measures into a cohesive energy retrofit program and evaluate the program cost and other benefits.  The project's outcome will be a concept report that will summarize the project key elements. 

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Energy Management Built Environment Program (EMT)

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

1.  Understand the HVAC System drawings and identify system related design and operating inefficiencies
2.  Use the commercial software tool "HAP" by Carrier Inc. for building energy simulations
3.  Analyze building baseline utility energy data
4.  Develop annual energy end-use breakdown of building
5.  Design typical energy conservation measures related to HVAC Systems
6.  Use the simple payback method to perform energy retrofit program cost benefit analysis
7.  Develop conceptual energy savings measurement and verification plans
8.  Develop energy retrofit program concept reports

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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