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Energy Efficiency

Energy 1, Energy 2, and Energy 3 are part of a Certificate program within the Sustainable Technologies Program. Students interested in a degree or certificate in Recycling and Resource Management must attend the mandatory orientation on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm in Bus 111. For more information email:,

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.

NEW   4491   6:30p-9:35p MW   AIR 101   Cooley S

   8:00a-5:00p F   AIR 101   Cooley S
Above section 4491 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 09, at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport. Class will meet on four Fridays: April 21, May 5, May 19, and June 2, 2017.

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.

1856   3:00p-6:05p MW   AIR 101   Cooley S
Above section 1856 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 17 to Jun 07, at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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