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Building Energy Management

AIMS

The aim of this module is to give the student an understanding of the implications of energy use for the design & operation of building services

OBJECTIVES

The objective is for the student to acquire sufficient understanding of the subject to be able to carry out an energy audit of a building, to advise on the measures necessary to reduce the energy use and to assess their cost-effectiveness.

CONTENTS

1: Background
2: Aspects of building energy use
3: Energy audits
4: Estimation of energy use with degree days
5: Techniques for reducing energy use
6: Instrumentation & Measurements
7: Organization & implementation
8: Controls & building management systems (BMS)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

-General objectives & methods of energy management
-Where & How energy is used in buildings
-Purpose & content of energy audits
-Estimating energy use
-Measuring & monitoring energy use
-Techniques for reducing energy use & appraising energy savings
-Legislative issues

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