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Energy in buildings
Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and reducing electricity use by appliances. The course looks at the importance of energy in buildings in the UK, investigate heat loss and how to prevent it, ways of increasing building efficiency, decreasing CO2 emissions of different fuels and the use of efficient appliances.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the main ways in which a house loses heat energy
- carry out basic U-value calculations for windows and insulation materials
- understand the factors influencing heating system efficiency
- carry out basic calculations concerning the efficiencies and CO2 emissions of different heating systems
- carry out basic calculations concerning lighting.
First Published: 24/08/2015
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 The importance of energy use in buildings
- 2 Reducing space heating demand
- 2 Reducing space heating demand
- 2.1 Heating a house
- 2.2 Cutting building fabric heat losses
- 2.3 Cutting ventilation losses
- 2.4 How much insulation does a building need?
- 3 Improving heating system efficiency
- 4 Saving electricity
- 5 Home energy assessment
- End-of-course quiz
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