This subject covers two main areas: energy management and energy audit. For the former, the subject illustrates the intrinsic value and concept of energy management and the implementation considerations and steps involved. For the latter, the emphasis is on energy audit methodology and procedures, and the methods used to evaluate energy performance of buildings and its sub-systems, including the use of energy performance benchmarks and comparison with acceptable practice as well as prevailing codes and regulations. The concept of life cycle cost analysis as a tool to evaluate the economic viability of energy-efficiency improvement or energy conservation measures, is also covered.
This subject aims at enabling students to:
- Recognize the value and concept of energy management and the methodology of implementing energy management programs.
- Explain the requirements of building energy performance measurement, energy performance indicators and energy auditing processes.
- Perform an energy audit in a building, focusing mainly on energy consumption and efficiency and hence evaluate the economic viability of various Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs).