Implementing Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings
Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in most countries. The absolute figure is rising fast as construction booms. The demand for Energy Efficiency is expected to grow as people become more aware of the importance of energy use in buildings. Efficiency involves reduced energy consumption for acceptable levels of comfort, air quality and other occupancy requirements and hence a reduction in energy consumption costs.
This course teaches students how to analyze energy systems of a residential home and to identify approaches to improve energy efficiency which are technically appropriate and cost effective on a life cycle basis. Specific goals include: the ability to perform an energy audit of a residential home, analysis of energy usage and to perform levelised costing analysis to determine payback times and efficiency in water use.
The aim of this course is to maximize on your energy usage and at the same time reduce unwanted use of energy in a residential environment thereby reducing the financial cost of energy use.
- Building Technicians
- Persons getting into implementing green technology into a building environment
- Persons wishing to understand energy audits and how to do them
- Persons wishing to reduce their building energy consumption
This course is covered in 18 contact hours.
- Residential Energy use and greenhouse emissions
- Operational vs. Embodied Energy
- Energy Management Techniques
- Relevant Economic Terms
2) Energy Audit & Electricity Tariffs
- Energy Audits; the three basic types
- Electricity Tariffs
3) Consumer and Office Products, Water Heating and Lighting
- Office Equipment
- Home Appliances/Consumer Products
- White Goods
- Water Heating
- Potential for Savings
4) Building Materials and Home Design
- Roofing and Ceiling
- Windows and Doors
- Wall and Building Blocks
- Exterior Foliage
5) Water and Efficiency
- Importance for saving water
- Techniques for reducing water
- Grey water
- Assignment: House Energy Audit
There is an administration fee of $100 to be paid when registering. The deadline to register is one week before the start date of the class after which a late administration fee of $120 will be charged. The credit price will apply if you wish to pay a down payment and installments. The down payment is 60% of the credit price plus the administration fee. The remainder is paid in installments before the end of the course.
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