ENVR E-119B: Sustainable Buildings: Optimizing the Performance of Existing Buildings
This is an advanced sustainable design course with technical content that focuses on energy use reduction in existing buildings. Students learn to perform American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II Energy Audits. Topics covered include the ASHRAE Level II energy audit process, identifying and calculating energy conservation measures, understanding and optimizing building automation systems, advanced life cycle cost analysis and greenhouse gas calculations, use of energy codes and standards, and financial incentive calculations.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of building systems. Basic math skills, experience with unit conversion and energy/cost calculations.
Notes: Online with a required on-campus weekend. Limited to 30 students.
Wednesdays, September 2-December 21, 7:40pm-9:40pm, 1 Story Street 303
Saturday, November 19, 9:00am-5:00pm, 1 Story Street 304
Sunday, November 20, 9:00am-1:00pm, 1 Story Street 304
This course includes an intensive and mandatory weekend residency and online lectures. The course begins online, with the option to attend class on campus, during the first week of the term, and continues to meet throughout the term. Please see the course website or syllabus for the specific two-hour course meeting dates. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, transportation, or meals for the on-campus weekend session.