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Sustainable Building and Energy Efficiency Development

Gain an understanding of building energy efficiency to understand its methods and the future trends in energy development.

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Sustainable Building and Energy Efficiency Development

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  • 6 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

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  • Introductory level

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Learn the basics of thermodynamics to explore energy conservation

Increasing energy efficiency not only helps individuals and organisations lower operating costs, but it also reduces carbon emissions.

On this six-week course from Taipei Medical University, you’ll develop your knowledge of sustainable building and energy-saving technology to understand the importance of energy conservation.

You’ll explore the basic laws of thermodynamics before moving onto energy use from different perspectives. Then, you’ll be introduced to practical case studies to help you understand future trends in sustainable building and energy development.

Explore different types of energy

To help you understand the problems and opportunities arising from energy use, you’ll delve into its different types such as nuclear and renewable.

Within this, you’ll explore the relationship between energy consumption and the environment to understand how it is contributing to climate change.

Unpack energy efficient building design

You’ll explore energy efficiency from a variety of contexts such as how an air conditioning system can have an energy-saving design. You’ll also explore different energy efficient building designs such as sunshades and passive heating.

Next, you’ll discover the energy efficiency codes you may need to follow in your country.

Uncover the importance of wind energy

Finally, you’ll delve into the use of wind energy to understand why we need it, its challenges, and how to make use of wind energy in compact urban areas.

You’ll then explore the future emerging technologies in the wind power sector as well as the advantages and disadvantages of wind energy.

By the end, you’ll have the knowledge to confidently discuss sustainable building and energy efficient development.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Energy and living
  • Air conditioning system energy-saving design
  • Ice storage air-conditioning system
  • Energy efficient building design
  • Building ventilation
  • Urban wind energy

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand Sustainable Buildings and Energy Applications
  • Calculate air conditioning systems and air conditioning comfort
  • Identify the energy efficiency of air conditioning equipment and facilities.
  • Learn about ice storage air conditioning cases
  • Analyze building energy consumption and energy efficiency
  • Understand the principles and design concepts of indoor and outdoor building ventilation
  • Understand the potential and development trend of urban wind power generation

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in sustainable building and energy efficiency.

It will particularly benefit those interested in architectural design, energy technology, air conditioning systems, and environmental sustainability.

Who will you learn with?

National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) is the first university of science and technology in Taiwan that aims at industrial education and is famous for its engineering department.

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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