Designing for Energy Efficiency – NC CE

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Description

Course Number: CEC655
CE Hours: 4

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Course Outline
Module 1 – 25 minutes

  1. Introduction
  2. Motivational Factors
    1. Energy Codes
    2. Budget Concerns
    3. Caring for the Environment
  3. General Building Energy Concerns
    1. Roof and wall considerations
    2. Roof to ceiling considerations
    3. Available options for insulation
  4. Module 1 Quiz

Module 2 – 25 minutes

  1. Air Infiltration
    1. Common Leakage Points
    2. Making New Homes Airtight
    3. Passive and Active Fresh Air
    4. Replacing Exhausted Air with Treated Air
    5. Radon
    6. Positive and Negative Pressure
  2. Plugging the Holes
    1. The Danger Inherent in Airtight
    2. Window Frame Types
    3. Window Glass Types and Coatings
    4. Window Operating Types
    5. Selecting Windows
    6. Storm Windows
    7. Energy Efficient Skylights
    8. Energy Efficient Doors
  3. Module 2 Quiz

Module 3 – 25 minutes

  1. Efficiency by Design
    1. Passive Energy Efficient Design
    2. Using Site Feature to Advantage
      1. Basic Elements that Work Together
    3. Passive Design for Site Considerations
      1. Landscaping for Climate
      2. Landscaping for Shade
      3. Landscape Windbreaks
      4. Water Conservation and Landscaping
    4. Passive Design Considerations for Sunlight
      1. Lighting versus Fenestration
      2. Compass Orientation
      3. Mind the Wind
    5. Energy Transfer from the Ground
      1. Earth Tubes
      2. Berms and Buried Houses
  2. Module 3 Quiz

Module 4 – 25 minutes

  1. Options for HVAC Systems
    1. Life Cycle Versus Initial Cost
    2. Pros and Cons of HVAC Choices
    3. Pros and Cons of Creating Zones
  2. Options for Lighting
    1. Task versus General Lighting
    2. Maximizing Available Natural Lighting
    3. Efficient Lamp Technologies
  3. Active Renewable Energy Technologies
    1. Energy Efficient Kitchen Appliances
    2. Heat Recovery Systems
    3. Balanced Whole House Ventilation
    4. Design Features of Energy Efficient Houses
    5. Investing in Efficiency
    6. Net Zero
  4. Summary
  5. Module 4 Quiz

Total Time: 100 minutes (4 CE Hours)