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Description

Themes covered in this course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and reducing electricity use by appliances.

The course looks at the importance of energy in buildings in the UK, investigate heat loss and how to prevent it, ways of increasing building efficiency, decreasing CO2 emissions of different fuels and the use of efficient appliances.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the main ways in which a house loses heat energy
  • Carry out basic U-value calculations for windows and insulation materials
  • Understand the factors influencing heating system efficiency
  • carry out basic calculations concerning the efficiencies and CO2 emissions of different heating systems
  • Carry out basic calculations concerning lighting.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:05:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
  • The importance of energy use in buildings 00:20:00
    • Reducing space heating demand 00:20:00
    • Heating a house 00:20:00
    • Cutting building fabric heat losses 00:10:00
    • Insulated windows 00:25:00
    • U-Values 00:30:00
    • Insulation materials and their properties 00:40:00
    • Conductivity and U-values – the basics 00:20:00
    • Using insulation 00:50:00
    • Calculating U-values of multiple layers of materials 00:25:00
    • Cutting ventilation losses 00:25:00
    • Airtightness 00:10:00
    • Ventilation heat recovery 00:15:00
    • How much insulation does a building need? 00:07:00
    • Calculating the total heat loss of a house 00:20:00
    • Degree days 00:15:00
    • Balance point temperature 00:15:00
    • Improving insulation standards 00:45:00
    • Improving heating system efficiency 00:25:00
    • Gas boilers 00:45:00
    • Oil-fired boilers 00:20:00
    • Electric heating 00:20:00
    • Heat pumps 00:25:00
    • Combined Heat and Power Generation 00:15:00
    • Fuel cell CHP 00:15:00
    • Using waste heat from large power stations 00:07:00
    • Which form of CHP is best? 00:15:00
    • Heating systems and CO2 emissions 00:20:00
    • Saving electricity 00:20:00
    • Electrical appliances 00:10:00
    • Televisions and consumer electronics 00:10:00
    • Refrigerators 00:20:00
    • Washing machines and ‘wet appliances’ 00:10:00
    • Cooking 00:10:00
    • Energy-efficient lighting 00:07:00
    • Lamp types 00:20:00
    • LED development 00:10:00
    • Lighting and illuminance 00:20:00
    • Home energy assessment 00:45:00
    • Conclusion 00:15:00

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