This course presents an overview of the full scope of the development of an energy management project. The course provides a practical opportunity to bring together all the components of an energy management project learned in the Sustainable Energy Manager program by preparing an energy management project plan for a real business or building. Various project delivery methods, financing models and perspectives on gaining executive approval are explored.
Below is one offering of CESA 5900 for the Fall 2022 term.
Tue Sep 27 - Tue Dec 13 (11 weeks)
- 11 weeks
- CRN 41033
Class meeting times
|Sep 27 - Dec 13||N/A||18:00 - 20:00||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
Please contact Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval. Note: A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged into the Learning Hub from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesdays on: October 4, 18, November 1, 15, 29 & December 13.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
- Outline the components of project development.
- Differentiate between levels of energy audit in the project development process.
- Compare, evaluate, and select various project delivery methods including traditional methods and performance contracts.
- Contrast the various financing alternatives for energy management projects.
- Outline the tension between capital budgets and operating expenses with respect to energy management projects.
- Differentiate between utility cost savings and avoided costs.
- Outline timeline and process for business case development in project development process.
- Differentiate between the role of project manager and construction manager.
- Prepare a communications plan for an energy management project.
- Create a measurement and verification plan for an energy management project.
- Contrast the four main approaches to measurement and verification in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol.
- Assess baseline adjustments in evaluating project performance.
- Deliver an executive summary presentation for an energy management project that can be used to help demonstrate your abilities when marketing yourself for your future career.
Effective as of Fall 2014
Project Development (CESA 5900) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Sustainable Energy Management
Advanced Certificate Part-time
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