Energy Management Degrees + Certificates
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
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are among the biggest energy users in commercial buildings. The HVAC Energy Analysis certificate focuses on HVAC and introduces students to commercial HVAC equipment, how these systems work, how they are controlled, how to operate them more efficiently, and what system improvements can be made to increase overall performance and energy savings. Students learn to identify commercial HVAC system types and the energy impact of each. Calculations are used to determine HVAC system efficiency. Program Outcomes: Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding
Energy Core provides students with practical courses needed to advance into any of the other five energy certificates, and/or the AAS Degree in Energy Management. Energy Core courses are offered multiple times at various CT Community Colleges each year.