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ENGR 40 orientation
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  • 1. ENGR40 Orientation Robert D. Cormia / Jamie F. Orr Foothill College
  • 2. Overview <ul><li>Course goals </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments & grading </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldtrips </li></ul>
  • 3. Course Goals <ul><li>Understand the nature of global energy technology, systems, economics => today </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the drivers for change </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate / design clean energy solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize power system technology </li></ul><ul><li>Perform basic energy audit/benchmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the first step to becoming an energy professional => training for an ESCO </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Weekly Schedule <ul><li>Course overview – systems thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Energy fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Central power generation (T&D) </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed energy systems (DERs) </li></ul><ul><li>Solar voltaic systems </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale renewables </li></ul><ul><li>Energy storage and conversion (cogen) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation solutions (biofuels) </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings and energy </li></ul><ul><li>Smart energy </li></ul><ul><li>Market transformations </li></ul><ul><li>Megacities and integrated systems </li></ul>
  • 5. ENGR40 Laboratory <ul><li>Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory / reports </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Tours (write-ups) </li></ul><ul><li>Calculations </li></ul>
  • 6. Assignments / Grading <ul><li>Weekly written questions (~20%) </li></ul><ul><li>Take home calculations (~10%) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy / GHG audit (~5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Midterm / writing assignment (~10%) </li></ul><ul><li>Lab assignments / reports (~40%) </li></ul><ul><li>Final project / paper (~15%) </li></ul>(the relative points may change slightly but will be fairly close to these)
  • 7. Buildings as Systems
  • 8. Energy / GHG Audit <ul><li>Residential </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial building </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking (BTU/sq-ft) </li></ul><ul><li>Appliances (plug-load vs. nameplate) </li></ul><ul><li>Making it all add up </li></ul>
  • 9. Itron Interval Data 3/1 - 4/15
  • 10. ESCO Evolution? Energy Efficiency Building EMS Onsite Generation Remediation Plug Loads Analysis, BPI Benchmarking Solar PV Cogen Fuel cell AMI/DR HAN/HEN BEMS/IT Is this an industry, a building strategy, a set of SI competencies, or an ES-CO professional?
  • 11. Fieldtrips <ul><li>NASA Sustainability Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or De Anza Kirsch Center </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PG&E / SVP tour </li></ul><ul><li>Foothill College campus energy system </li></ul><ul><li>Los Altos Green home </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota RAV4 / Nissan Leaf demonstration </li></ul>
  • 12. NASA Sustainability Base
  • 13. Foothill EV Racing Team Nissan Leaf and Toyota RAV-4 are ‘participating’ in the Foothill Energy Program
  • 14. Energy for Sustainability <ul><li>Energy for Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbert and Masters </li></ul><ul><li>$100 (well worth it!) </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters to read </li></ul><ul><li>Some exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent reference! </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN -13: 9781597261036 </li></ul>http://energyforsustainability.org/
  • 15. Instructors <ul><li>Robert D. Cormia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>650.949.7456 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology / energy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jamie F. Orr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics / energy </li></ul></ul>http://fgamedia.org/faculty/rdcormia/ENGR40/

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