NRG 124 - Energy Efficiency Methods
Students learn analysis of energy systems with a focus on efficiencies of energy conversion devices. Students will gain proficiency in some common units and formulas required to work with energy and power and analyze the energy or cost savings associated with efficiency strategies.
Prerequisite: PH 102 or instructor consent
A systems approach is used to analyze the input, output, and efficiency of commonplace energy conversion devices. Included are motors, fans, pumps, domestic water heaters, furnaces, boilers, refrigeration devices, and heat pumps.
In so doing, students will:
1. Become fluent in the use of the many different units used to denote and measure energy & power
2. Learn what quantities need to be measured to determine energy & power in different systems
3. Determine the energy and cost savings associated with different energy efficiency improvement strategies
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