This unit is designed to provide students with knowledge of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), building services maintenance and management strategies for non-residential buildings under the National Construction Code (NCC). Students will learn energy efficient design principles, including the use of energy budgets for building fabric and services, use of passive and active design principles and use of computer software to assess building energy efficiency.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NBC3003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Elucidate the concept of Energy Management, the associated economic assessment and the importance of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS);  
  2. Articulate the importance of building services maintenance and management in terms of function, procedures and operations;  
  3. Develop customised solutions to strategic and operational building services management goals;  
  4. Critically review the implications of energy efficient design principles upon architectural and services designs and apply appropriate energy budgets for building fabric and services; and  
  5. Assess building energy efficiency via industry-standard computer software.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Individual tutorial assignment (1000 word equivalent) 30%
Case Study Team design projects and oral presentations (3000 word equivalent) 40%
Test Two (2) online quizzes (15% each) 30%

Required reading

Plumbing Code of Australia Volume 3
National Construction Code Series (2016)
ABCB Publications, Canberra

Energy Efficiency Provisions Volume 1
National Construction Code (2016)
ABCB Publications, Canberra

Energy Efficiency Provisions Volume 2
National Construction Code (2016)
ABCB Publications, Canberra

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