Short Title:Energy Auditing
Full Title:Energy Auditing
Module Code:EAUD H3001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN ANDREW DONNELLAN
Module Author:JOHN ANDREW DONNELLAN
Module Description:This module aims to equip students with the ability to carry out a comprehensive energy audit of an existing energy system and also to develop monitoring and targeting tools.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Carry out a preliminary assessment of the energy usage of a facility based on historical billing data and develop a performance indicator for that facility.
LO2 Generate linear models for the energy usage of facilities and apply these models to the development a CUSUM system.
LO3 Identify the relevant parameters and specify monitoring equipment for commonly encountered energy systems.
LO4 Analyze data from monitoring systems and generate energy usage and efficiency data for common encountered energy systems.
LO5 Develop a list of prioritized energy conservation measures for a facility.
LO6 Develop a report for an energy audit.
LO7 Describe the issues to be considered when evaluating the energy performance of common energy systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
The auditing procedure.
Preliminary energy assessment based on historical billing data. Developing performance indicators and sourcing reference data.
20.00%
Analysis of Energy Performance
Constructing basic demand models and the development of a Cusum monitoring.
10.00%
Energy Conservation measures.
Develop a list of prioritized energy Conservation measures for a facility.
20.00%
Performance of specific systems
Issues specific to some common energy systems, such as building fabric, heating and steam plant, HVAC, motive power, lighting, compressed air and waste handling plant.
25.00%
Audit reports
Preparing audit reports and developing action plans with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
25.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Labs: Analysing historical energy data. Developing performance indicators and energy models. 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Mid Term Test. 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment A detailed study of a specifc system or elements of an energy system 3,4,5,6,7 20.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,7 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Labs and mini-assignements/projects 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Labs and mini-assignements/projects 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Outside of class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Clive Beggs, 2009, Energy: Management, Supply and Conservation, Second Edition, 2nd Ed., Elsevier Ltd USA [ISBN: 9780750686709]
  • G. J. Levermore 2000, Building energy management systems, 2nd ed Ed., St Edmundsbury Press UK [ISBN: 0419261400]
  • Barney L. Capehart, Wayne C. Turner, William J. Kennedy 2008, Guide to energy management, 5th Ed., Fairmont Press USA [ISBN: 0881736058]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 6 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 6 Mandatory