Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences



Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG446
Subject Name Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in the Built Environment
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Completed 96 credit points of BE
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Tut quizzes, assignments, oral presentation 60% Final exam 40%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
This subject will cover a range of topics involved in the maximisation of energy efficiency in the built environment including: legislative frameworks for energy efficiency and energy euditing in Australia; international and national energy rating schemes; life cycle energy analysis of buildings; energy audit methods; energy-saving measurement and verification (M&V) for lighting, HVAC, chiller and renewable energy systems; and impact of human factors on energy savings. Industrial case studies will be used to illustrate these concepts. Students will also use modelling and simulation tools to undertake building energy performance analysis.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the objectives and challenges of energy auditing.
2. Understand legislative frameworks governing energy auditing and efficiency in Australia.
3. Explain international and national energy rating schemes and their applications.
4. Identify human factors that influence energy efficiency.
5. Understand and carry out embodied energy and life cycle energy analysis of buildings.
6. Apply energy audit methods to commercial buildings and generate energy audit reports.
7. Apply measurement and verification (M&V) methods A, B, C and D to measure energy savings for lighting, HVAC, chiller and renewable energy.
8. Use modelling and simulation tools to conduct building energy performance analysis.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject will be delivered in two phases. The first phase will be an intensive 3-week program commencing on 1st July with lectures and workshops on each day. The second phase of the course will be through Spring semester commencing 29th July. There are limited enrolments available for this subject.