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Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 39.0
Credit Value: 2.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: (ENGI79001)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Building Env. Sys. Operator-C2
Program Coordinator(s): Roberto Cordovado
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course is designed to prepare students to operate heating systems in buildings in a safe, energy efficient and environmentally conscious manner.

Program Context

Building Env. Sys. Operator-C2 Program Coordinator: Roberto Cordovado
This is a mandatory course requirement in the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class 2 Certificate program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 1. Identify both verbally and in writing the major means of heating 
    distribution in a building and develop solutions to prevent energy

 2. Describe the maintenance and operation of gas and oil burners and
    the storage of fuels in a safe and energy efficient manner.

 3. Analyze the dangers of incomplete combustion and recommend means
    to ensure complete combustion leading to safe, energy efficient
    and environmentally responsible operation.

 4. Draw and explain the function of the components of a basic
    hydronic heating circuit.

 5. Describe the safe and energy efficient operation of a standard hot
    water system and steam boiler.

 6. Describe the operation of system controls and the maintenance
    required for different control valves.

 7. Develop an appropriate maintenance schedule to ensure an
    effective, energy efficient, economical, safe and environmentally
    responsible building operation.

 8. Describe the use of solar air heating, heat pump and combined
    heat and power as technology options for building heating.

 9. Identify the basic types of heating terminals used in buildings 
    and explain their operating principles and describe the
    procedures for proper adjustment and maintenance of the terminal

10. Identify the components of the building envelope and identify the
    measures related to the building envelope that can improve energy

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Project Outline                    5%
Final Project                     25%
Mid-Term Test                     30%
Final Exam		          40%
	Total			 100%

As this is a professional credit course, marking standards reinforce
professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work.  Written
assignments should be well organized and grammatically correct, with
proper spelling and punctuation.  Late assignments will be 

Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course. 
Students who miss a class are responsible for any information
discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period.

Note:  Continuing Education students may withdraw up to the 3/4 point
of the course duration without academic penalty.  For example, if 
your course is 13 sessions, you may withdraw (in writing) up to the 
10th session without academic penalty.  If you withdraw after this 
point, you will receive the grade earned.  This policy applies only 
to courses and not seminars or workshops.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy X Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Fall 2015
Professor: Multiple Professors
Building Environmental Systems: Heating, published by Seneca College, 
most recent edition, available from the Sheridan College Bookstore.

Applicable student group(s): Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class 2 program students.
Course Details:
The following topics will be covered, however, the order in which 
they are delivered may vary.  Students will be advised in the first 
class if changes are to be made.

Weeks 1 and 2 - Principles of Heat Transfer
 - Heat Transfer Mechanisms
 - Heat Transfer in Air and Water
 - Heating Load in a Building

Week 3 - Building Envelope
 - Structure of the Building Envelope
 - Air Leakage
 - Air Sealing
 - Windows
 - Insulation

Week 4 - Combustion and Combustion Equipment
 - Fuels
 - Burners
 - Furnaces

Week 5 - Water and Steam Boilers
 - Boiler Equipment
 - Operation and Maintenance
 - Efficiency

Week 6 - Water Pumps and Seals
 - Types of Pumps
 - Seals and Couplings
 - Performance and Efficiency

       - MID-TERM TEST

Week 8 - System Controls and Valves
 - Pipes and Fittings
 - Types of Valves

Week 9 - Heating Terminals
 - Types of Terminals
 - Efficiency

Weeks 10 and 11 - Alternative Technology
 - Solar Heating
 - Ground Source Heat Pumps
 - Combined Heat and Power

        - REVIEW

Week 13 - FINAL EXAM

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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