E44 EECE 591 Energy and Buildings

There is a $2 trillion U.S. market in energy efficiency with paybacks of 4-5 years. This course is an introduction to energy use in the built environment and means and methods for evaluating and harvesting these financial benefits. It is based on fundamentals of energy usage in building systems. Building sciences for architectural envelope, heating and cooling systems, lighting and controls. Building/weather interaction and utility weather regression analyses. Building dynamics and rates of change in energy usage. Students work in groups to perform an energy audit for a building on campus. Prerequisite: senior or graduate student standing, or permission of instructor. (Prior to FL2015, this course was numbered: E33 495/595.)

Credit 3 units.

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