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Course

Clean Energy Corps

Number: BCT 511
Credits: 3
Format: In person

Semester: Spring
Meeting Times: TBD
Room: Olver Design Building 160

Course Link

Instructor

Benjamin Weil,
Ph.D., M.A., B.A.

Extension Assistant Professor, Extension Program in Building Energy

Office: Olver Design Building 321
Phone: +1 (413) 545-1820
Email:

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Course Description

Students in the UMass Clean Energy Corps will work in teams with energy engineers and other staff of the UMass Clean Energy Extension to provide energy analysis and high-level energy audits to Massachusetts cities and towns. We will collect and analyze municipal energy data, conduct walk through and instrumented energy audits on site for some facilities, and provide guidance to help municipalities cut their energy consumption by at least 20%. Students will learn a variety of data analysis and building diagnostic techniques as well as gain experience working with municipal clients.

Learning Goals

  • Knowledge of building energy data analytics.
  • Familiarity with diagnostic tools and techniques.
  • Ability to work on professional quality group projects.
  • Ability to work professionally with municipal clients.
  • Ability to integrate solutions for building mechanical and envelope systems especially on existing buildings.
  • Knowledge of estimating costs, benefits, and investment metrics.
  • Introduction to spreadsheets, climate consultant, eQuest, sketchup, Opaque, presentation software, thermographic cameras, blower door, duct blaster, combustion analyzer, flow meter, data loggers.

Textbook/Materials

None required

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