MODULE DETAILS

Module 13: Energy Efficiency and Energy Use

Nominal duration: 5 weeks (60 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

To examine energy savings strategies for your organisation, putting together practical energy efficiency plans for your firm that will save money, improve employee working conditions and productivity with minimal outlay, use the energy savings toolkit and checklist in your workplace, assist in the reduction of greenhouse gases and improve of the environment, apply proven key principles of energy savings techniques with minimal investment, conduct a simple energy audit of your workplace and collect data, read and interpret data from different types of measurement equipment, look for opportunities to set demand–side energy management strategies, appreciate the importance of your organization’s choices with energy suppliers, interpret and analyse case study data and relate this detail to your facility.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module1: Basic Electrical Engineering

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

1.   Plan energy saving strategies

2.   Examine and discuss forms of energy and their usage

3.   Examine and discuss energy efficiency calculations

4.   Prepare and conduct an energy audit of a facility

 

 


Learning Outcome 1

Plan energy saving strategies

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Outline the concept of energy efficiency

1.2

Examine energy efficiency in processes using fuel

1.3

Examine alternative energy sources

1.4

Outline power systems environmental and sustainable energy management policies and procedures



Learning Outcome 2

Examine and discuss forms of energy and their usage

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Discuss forms of energy

2.2

Examine electrical energy generation

2.3

Examine electrical energy usage


Learning Outcome 3

Examine and discuss energy efficiency calculations

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Examine energy efficiency practices in electricity use

3.2

Evaluate energy efficiency in climate control applications

3.3

Examine energy cost structures


Learning Outcome 4

Prepare and conduct an energy audit of a facility

Assessment Criteria

4.1

Describe the basic principles of energy audits

4.2

Evaluate energy audit instruments

4.3

Identify energy audit areas

4.4

Examine financials and costings

4.5

Conduct an energy audit of a facility

 

 

Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

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