Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 39.0
Credit Value: 2.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: Successful completion of the Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class 2 Certificate program.

Program(s): Building Environmental Systems
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
Students learn to analyze all aspects of large building operations and from these analyses suggest changes complete with realistic capital expenditure proposals that include payback periods. These changes are designed to improve utility consumption within that building. This course was developed in consultation with the provincial Ministry of Labour.

Program Context

Building Environmental Systems Program Coordinator: Roberto Cordovado
This is a compulsory course in the Building Environmental Systems - Class 1 Certificate program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able 

1. "Sell" energy conservation and other utility management projects
   to superiors.

2. Develop and execute energy audits.

3. Correlate a building envelope's reaction and interaction with the 
   electrical/mechanical/process systems found within it.

4. Delineate the parameters required to provide a healthy indoor 

5. Calculate the required electrical changes necessary to take 
   advantage of recent developments in energy efficient lighting and

6. Assess current situations within a building and demonstrate how
   and where upgrades in electric, pneumatic and electronic control
   will contribute to reductions in energy costs.

7. 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.

8. Use a Building Energy Performance Index (BEPI) and other techniques
   to track energy consumption.

9. Describe energy conservation techniques that can be applied to 
   heating, cooling, ventilating and exhaust equipment to optimize
   the electrical and water consumption costs.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

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

To attain a passing grade, students must complete and obtain a 
passing grade on all combined assignments and tests during the 
course and a passing grade on the final exam.

Since 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 penalized. 

Students who miss a class are responsible for any information
discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period.

Note:  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
X 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
BES710 - Energy Management in Buildings, published by Seneca College, 
ISBN: 0-00011-710-B.

Available at the Sheridan College Bookstore.

Applicable student group(s): Building Environmental Systems Operator - Class 1 students.
Course Details:

Week  1  Energy Management in Buildings
         - Define Energy Management
         - Managing Energy Cost
         - Creating a Load Inventory
         - Identifying Saving Opportunities

Week  2  Energy Accounting
         - Electrical Demand Profile
         - Energy Consumption Drivers
         - Energy Monitoring, Targeting and Reporting
         - Measurement and Verification

Week  3  Building Envelope
         - Envelope Heat Loss
         - Windows
         - Alternative Approach to Building Envelope

Week  4  Heating System
         - Heating Loads
         - Hot Water Distribution System
         - Steam Distribution System
         - Domestic Hot Water System

Week  5  Cooling Systems and Heat Pumps
         - Cooling Loads
         - Direct Expansion Cooling
         - Chilled Water Cooling
         - Heat Pumps

Week  6  Air Handling System
         - General Measures
         - Air Distribution Systems
         - Air Exhaust Systems
         - Fans

Week  7  - MID-TERM TEST

Week  8  Indoor Air Quality
         - Ventilation Requirements
         - Air Quality Parameters
         - Air Quality Checklists/Logs

Week  9  Motors
         - Types
         - Saving Opportunities

Week 10  Lighting Systems
         - Types
         - Maintenance
         - Controls
         - Opportunity Checklist

Week 11  Control System
         - Components
         - Systems and Sequences
         - Calibration
         - Energy Conservation

Week 12  Operation and Maintenance
         - Monitoring and Operations Logs
         - Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Maintenance
         - Water Treatment

Week 13  - FINAL EXAM


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