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ENRG 461 - Mechanical and Environmental Systems in Buildings


Introduction to heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in large buildings, and the technical concepts of energy efficiency in the built environment, with an emphasis on existing buildings. Topics covered include indoor lighting systems, building heating and cooling loads, indoor air quality and ventilation, humidity and thermal comfort, HVAC system configurations and efficiency, economic analysis and metrics. The course includes a field/lab component in which students will measure energy use and analyze saving potential in an existing building. Also offered as ESCI 461.

Prerequisites & Notes: ENRG 360 or ESCI 360; MATH 124 or MATH 157; or instructor permission.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter



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