Mar 03, 2024
EGR 270 - Clean Energy Systems Design
Increasing our use of clean energy reduces our impact on the planet from carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Using more clean energy can mean utilizing more clean sources, or reducing the amount of energy usage through conservation and increases in efficiency. In this course, students will gain foundational knowledge of clean energy systems including solar, wind, hydro, smart building technologies and other techniques to improve energy efficiency and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Student teams will analyze campus energy systems and develop detailed clean energy project proposals. Teams then present their plan to the campus Sustainability Committee for possible funding.
1 Class Hour; 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Utilize the engineering design process to develop clean energy project proposals.
- Develop and deliver an effective oral presentation with appropriate props and graphics.
- Show knowledge of cutting-edge techniques that can be implemented to save energy and/or increase the use of clean energy sources.
- Interpret campus Greenhouse Gas (GHG) production data from systems such as transportation, lighting, heating, and cooling.
- Illustrate effective interpersonal and written communication skills.