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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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NRG 111 - Residential/Light Commercial Energy Analysis

3 Credit(s)

Topics include residential/light commercial heating systems; heat transfer through building envelope; degree days; sources of internal heat gains; heat loss calculations, indoor air pollution; codes and regulations. Spreadsheets will be used.

Prerequisite: PH 101  or department approval
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. How energy is used in a residence or light commercial building
2. Common units of energy used by the building industry
4. How energy is transferred in a residence
5. Concepts of "R" Value, "U" Value, and how these help estimate the heat loss of a residence
6. Air leakage and ventilation
7. Conduct a Blower Door Test and analyze results of the test
8. Building insulation types
9. Windows and doors and how these contribute to the heat loss and heat gain of a residence
10. Common heating and cooling systems, and how these systems are rated in terms of efficiency. Students will learn about COP, EER, AFUE and how these rating systems are developed and what they mean
11. Psychrometrics: Properties of Moist Air (Relative Humidity, Dry Bulb Temperature, Wet Bulb Temperature, Humidity Ratio, Dew Point)
12. How to read a Psychrometric Chart
13. Domestic Hot Water Heating
14. Health and Safety of the built environment

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