Course Detail

Sustainable Approaches to Energy Design FM111

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the design and performance issues, as well as costs, associated with energy-consuming building elements, including the building envelope, HVAC, service water, power, lighting, and other electrical equipment (ASHRAE 90.1 2007 Sections 5-10). Students will explore basic energy modeling tools and techniques as well as the design, construction, and operations of different systems, and are expected to have a basic understanding of basic building design, construction, and systems.

Topics: Carbon footprint analysis; energy audits; commissioning; energy modeling tools and techniques; building envelopes; HVAC systems; service water; power and distribution; lighting and other electrical equipment; financial analysis of alternative systems; energy-based incentives and grants; life cycle and rate of return analysis; project ranking; pros and cons of system selections; retrofitting building systems; and operational considerations and risks.

Textbooks and Class Materials

  • ASHRAE GreenGuide, 3rd Ed. (2010), ASHRAE ISBN 978-1933742854 Optional Guide to Energy Management, 7th Ed. (2011) Capehart, Turner, and Kennedy ISBN 978-1-4398-8348-8

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