This unit covers evaluating energy used in buildings and developing and documenting strategies/methods to effectively reduce energy use without compromising occupancy standards. It encompasses working safely, setting up and conducting evaluation measurements and evaluating energy use from measured parameters.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
UEENEEK151A

Prerequisites

UEENEEK132A - Develop energy sector strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - climate and thermal comfort; - solar geometry and radiation; - heat transfer; - glazing systems; - insulation; - thermal mass; - comfort control strategies; - energy efficiency in buildings; - thermal performance of a building; - integration of active solar systems; - energy rating schemes, and; - sustainable and safe building materials.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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