Building Systems 1

Module 5 – Heating Principles
Students gain an understanding of Heating Principles in a typical residential house. Students learn the requirements for space conditioning involving choosing an appropriate energy source and appliance type for heating purposes. Students will gain an appreciation for the selection process being influenced by today’s carbon economy and energy conservation movement. Students then study an overview of the common methods utilized for the distribution of generated heat throughout a residential house. (Slides 4-13)

Module 9 – Electrical Systems
Students are given details of a typical electrical system and associated components common to a residential house. Leading to electrical distribution, sources of electrical generation are studied and their impacts on overall carbon footprint, leading to decisions related to the carbon trade economy. Various electrical components, appliances and code issues are described in the context of a residential house, including the implementation of recent technologies with the intent of future expansion (i.e. electrical vehicle charging). Finally, electrical layouts are studied from a drawing perspective. (Slides 8- 15)

Module 12 – Energy Conservation Details
Students will be reminded of the need for reduced energy consumption, both in terms of energy and carbon footprint. Methods of taxation is explored for their differences, and their influence in the carbon trading regime. Students will evaluate the building envelope when building systems integration compromises the barriers. Finally the course is brought together with building permit application needs, and the course content related to this activity. (Slides 2-15)

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