This class was tough.
Best practice in energy management will always involve some level of complex engineering to survey existing conditions and predict energy savings from various improvement options. Sustainability managers need to understand how to manage and quality control that analysis and to translate the opportunity it reveals to decision makers within their organization. This class seeks to empower students to do that by providing an understanding of building systems and methods for quantitatively analyzing the performance of alternatives.
Energy audits, thermodynamic modeling, benchmarking, air sealing diagnostics, ventilation, heating systems, air conditioning, energy procurement, rate analysis, cogeneration, domestic hot water, renewables, economic analysis, submetering, demand response, smart grid and building management systems.
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Advice for students:
You will be graded on your ability to follow analysis methods at issue as presented in the lectures and the ability to derive the answer to problems based on information provided. This course is heavily focused on excel, so consider taking introductory excel courses prior to taking this class if you are a novice.