Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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NRG 112 - Commercial Energy Use Analysis

4 Credit(s)

Emphasis is on the analysis of energy use in commercial buildings. Topics include utility bill analysis, identifying energy consumption sources and related efficiency measures, use of micro-dataloggers, energy savings and investment calculations, audit report writing. Students complete a supervised field audit.

Prerequisite: NRG 111  and NRG 121  and MTH 095  or Math Placement or Department Approval.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze historical utility data 2. Perform commercial energy audits
3. Program and install portable datalogging equipment
4. Organize field data and develop energy analysis procedure
5. Analyze datalogging/trend data to recognize potential issues
6. Calculate energy savings using weather based spreadsheet calculations
7. Create cost estimates based on RS Means
8. Assemble a draft energy analysis report 9. Provide professional presentations on commercial building energy use analysis

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