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PRGR617 Energy Efficiency in Buildings Evaluation and Design

[1 cr.]

The module discusses various schemes of conserving energy in buildings and energy types including, space heating and cooling, water heating and energy for lighting and powering electrical and electronics equipment. It also covers passive and active energy conservation techniques including energy efficient HVAC equipment. Addresses integration of solar energy into boilers and condensing units of building systems and introduces optimized control strategies. The students will be introduced to Visual DOE or E-Quest to perform energy simulation of buildings. Such tools will then be used carry a full building simulation taking into consideration occupancy data, equipment, lights, and building envelope. A base case of energy usage will thus be established and energy conservation measures are then applied to deduce possible savings and their economic value.