May 28, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 412 - Energy Management Techniques

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Using the information from the previous energy systems courses, the student will study basic energy management from an energy conservation perspective. This will include various methods of energy conservation and the savings afforded by them, evaluation of equipment and system performance, along with calculation procedures required for system economic evaluations. The course will emphasize the retrofit of existing systems for energy conservation. As part of the course, the students will be required to use an energy analysis computer program and spreadsheet analysis to calculate equipment performances. In addition, actual methods in management of a building for energy conservation will be discussed. (prereq: AE 411 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Be familiar with energy management techniques efficient energy system design
  • Be familiar with calculation procedures and analysis techniques for heating, ventilating and air conditioning
  • Utilize practical methods for the design of energy recovery systems, efficient equipment selection and effective cost to savings analysis
  • Understand practical methods of predicting energy consumption and mechanical system performance with the aid of computer programs

Prerequisites by Topic
  • HVAC system control theory
  • Trane CDS engineering software
  • Basic computer programming
  • Ability to use computer spreadsheet programs
  • HVAC engineering design techniques

Course Topics
  • Energy management fundamentals (6 classes)
  • Economic evaluation (1.5 classes)
  • Energy estimating methods (3 classes)
  • Part load performance for cooling equipment (1.5 classes)
  • Energy efficient design (7 classes)
  • Energy management sample problems and calculations (8 classes)
  • Tests (3 classes)

Deborah Jackman

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