SBA Energy and Lighting

Learning Objectives

The unit provides a foundation for understanding how to achieve a building with high energy and lighting performance (efficiency and quality), and includes the following learning objectives:

  • An understanding of what energy is and how the design of building energy systems impacts both the human experience and the global environment.
  • An appreciation of the value of a contextual, holistic approach to building energy system design.
  • An understanding of how a building dynamically interacts with its occupants and the local climate, including renewable energy flows.
  • Basics for understanding fundamental building energy systems, primarily the building envelope, HVAC, and lighting.
  • An awareness of key building energy design tools, methodologies, standards, and sources for additional information.
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