Provides students with valuable skills to evaluate energy use patterns in commercial buildings. Students learn appropriate economic analysis methods, information/data requirements; how to successfully identify energy investment alternatives, obtain desired results and present recommendations. Students will learn and practice skills required to perform energy analysis using computerized energy modeling and cost analysis with an understanding of utility rates, fees, tariffs, rebates and incentives. The emphasis will be on analysis of energy investments using spreadsheets to consider total cost-benefits over the life of the investment. Students will learn to use the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager online software platform to energy-benchmark buildings.
Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the systems and components that makeup commercial buildings and their contribution to the energy performance of the building
- demonstrate an understanding of the interaction between energy consuming building systems and based on that understanding make energy consumption and renewable energy recommendations
- apply research and organization of energy use data into Excel and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager online software platform, and produce energy benchmarking reports for presentation
- evaluate energy use patterns of residential and commercial buildings
- develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on collected data.
Program Coordinator: Eric Gribin
|ARC*240||Environmental Systems (a)||3|
|NRG*131||Building Efficiency Auditing (a)||3|
|CSA*135||Spreadsheet Applications (a)||3|
|NRG*240||Energy Investment Analysis (a)||3|
|NRG*242||Energy Accounting (a)||3|
(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.