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Building Energy Management


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


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.


1: Introduction to energy management and the energy audit
2: Measurements and instrumentation
3: Techniques for reducing energy use
4: Management systems
5: Appraisal methods
6: Estimating energy use
7: Case Study: Edinburgh Business School


  • General objectives & methods of energy management
  • Purpose & content of an energy audit
  • Methods for estimating energy use in buildings
  • Techniques for reducing energy use in buildings
  • Techniques for appraising the benefits of energy-savings
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