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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.

301 enrolled on this course

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Sustainable Building and Energy Efficiency Development

301 enrolled on this course

  • 6 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • 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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  • Week 1

    Energy and living

    • Types and uses of energy

      In this session, we start this topic with the definition of energy, the forms of energy, how we use it in our daily life, and how it changes the environment in that we live.

    • Problems arising from the use of energy

      In this session, we will explore the environmental impacts of energy, in particular the environmental and health threats posed by pollutants from fossil fuel combustion, including acid rain, smog, and global warming.

  • Week 2

    Air conditioning system energy-saving design

    • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning system

      In this session, we will present the functions and types of air conditioning systems, learn how they work and the impact of thermal comfort and air quality on people.

    • Operation of central air conditioning system

      In this session, we will introduce various types of air conditioning equipment and their energy saving technologies from different perspectives.

  • Week 3

    Ice storage air-conditioning system

    • Air conditioning system

      In this session, we'll talk about air conditioning system. The main function of it is to control the flow of indoor air and regulate the air temperature so that the room can have a comfortable environment.

    • Ice storage system

      In this session, we'll learn about the ice storage system. It uses off-shore power to store cold and release cold energy during peak hours, transferring power during peak hours and saving electricity.

  • Week 4

    Energy efficient building design

    • Building Design and Systems

      In this session, we will explain the relationship between building design and climate, and design for energy savings.

    • Energy Efficient Building

      In this session, we will introduce the energy efficient building that they simply use different building methods, materials, and other resources to create a more energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly structure.

  • Week 5

    Building ventilation

    • Concepts and types of ventilation

      In this session, we'll introduce the concept and types of ventilation. Ventilation moves outdoor air into a building or a room, and distributes the air within the building or room.

    • Ventilation system design with CFD

      After understanding the design of ventilation systems, let's see how to apply Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) to ventilation system design.

  • Week 6

    Urban wind energy

    • Wind energy

      Wind energy refers to the energy generated by the wind. The main application is wind power generation, which uses the wind to drive wind turbines.

    • Urban wind energy operation

      Wind energy is a clean renewable energy source that is friendly to the environment. Wind power does not produce air or water pollution during its operation and can be converted into clean electricity.

    • Assessment time

      This is the end of the course. If you wish to obtain a certificate, you can take the test. You are also welcome to leave your feedback on how you would like to apply what you have learnt in this course.

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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