Building Energy Systems for Construction Managers

The Building Energy Systems for Construction Managers course provides a conceptual understanding of functions and performances of energy systems including mechanical, electrical, electronic, plumbing and transport systems in residential and commercial buildings. The course also provides information on integration between energy systems and other building components. While introducing the concepts of alternative energy sources, energy efficiency, structural implications of mechanical systems, indoor air quality, and environmental control strategies, the course familiarizes students with more recent and current efforts in sustainability and green building ideas. The course also introduces codes and standards relevant to energy devices used in building construction, such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and National Electrical Code (NEC).