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DESC9197: Energy Management and Code Compliance

2024 unit information

Objectives of this unit are to give students an understanding of energy consumption issues in buildings against the backdrop of escalating energy and carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment. In order to meet these targets, new design and operational management techniques are needed, including energy auditing, retrofitting and energy efficiency optimisation techniques. This unit is primarily concerned with energy management in buildings and Code compliance in Australia. Various methods of assessing energy performance will be explored, with emphasis on energy simulation. Students will be given an opportunity to understand Australian standards and building energy rating schemes, and how to apply them to the design and operation of buildings.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Architectural and Design Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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DESC9015

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand energy consumption issues in buildings against the backdrop of escalating energy and carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment
  • LO2. understand the principles of energy auditing, retrofitting, and energy efficiency optimisation techniques in buildings
  • LO3. understand energy efficiency standards and rating schemes in the Australian context
  • LO4. apply principles of energy management in buildings and code compliance requirements in Australia
  • LO5. perform basic energy performance assessments in buildings
  • LO6. demonstrate improved ability of critical thinking and of critical analysis of evidence
  • LO7. demonstrate improved ability to critically and synthetically analyse the issues, and to efficaciously communicate the technical information.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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