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Energy Efficiency

Orientation will be held Tuesday, February 4th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in HSS 251.

ENERGY 1, Introduction to Energy Efficiency    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course will present basic energy concepts, lighting fundamentals and identification of opportunities for efficiency changes in buildings. Topics include scientific principles of energy, light and heat, energy codes and standards, metering and monitoring. Students will examine the economic, regulatory, and infrastructure issues affecting implementation of energy efficiency measures as well as their potential for solving energy and environmental problems.

1772   3:00p-6:05p MW   AIR 101   Cooley S

   8:00a-5:00p F   AIR 101   Cooley S

   8:00a-5:00p F   AIR 101   Cooley S

   8:00a-5:00p F   AIR 101   Cooley S

   8:00a-5:00p F   AIR 101   Cooley S

Above section 1772 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 11, at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport. Above section 1772 has four Friday lab meetings: Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21, April 4.

ENERGY 2, Residential Building Science    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course will develop an intermediate level of understanding of energy efficiency concepts especially as they apply to reductions in residential energy consumption and the practice of Building Performance Analysis. This course will cover energy and power concepts, rate options, load profile understanding, an introduction to smart grid technology, deeper understanding of the principles of heat, air, and moisture movement in residential homes. Students will be introduced to the operation of energy audit equipment such as the blower door test, the duct blaster, and the combustion analyzer. Student will learn to identify CAZ zones (combustion air zones) and to structure the placement of the blower door and duct blaster and develop the procedure for measuring air leakage rates of a typical residential home.

1773   3:00p-6:05p MW   AIR 101   Cooley S

Above section 1773 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11, at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

ENERGY 3, Commercial Building Science    4 units • Skills Advisory: Energy Efficiency 1 and 2.

This course examines energy efficiency concepts as they apply to reductions in energy consumption for commercial buildings. Assessment of building performance related to design, construction, and operation will be analyzed. Students will examine various gas and electric rate options, HVAC systems and types of high-intensity lighting. Load profiles, calculating return on investment, and life-cycle cost of commercial building energy retrofit measures are explored.

3256   3:00p-6:05p TTh   AIR 101   Cooley S

Above section 3256 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.