Texas A&M University
Department of Construction Science
COSC 674: Facility Energy Management
Section: 600, Time T 5:30 - 8:20pm, Langford C307
Instructor: John A. Bryant, Ph.D., P.E.
Office: Langford, Bldg. C, Room 305C
Office hours: 11:00 13:30 TTR or by appointment at the instructors convenience
COURSE DESCRIPTION:Introduce major technologies, including human comfort, Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and piping systems, that help define the functionality of constructed facilities. Describe system terminology, engineering design characteristics, components, and materials. Stress construction and installation methods and procedures. Discuss contractual relationships and coordination requirements during project execution between owners, design firms, and general as well as specialty contractors. Asses operation and maintenance criteria for facility energy systems. Evaluate operating and life-cycle costs of facility energy systems.
Today's manufacturing, sites in health, education, governmental, and other areas are complex, dynamic, and high tech, requiring facilities to be maintained in a manner that maximizes the facility's full potential, while minimizing operation costs. Well-trained, professional facility maintenance management personnel are needed to accomplish this. This course should provide you with an excellent overview of the topic and will demonstrate that you have been exposed to and have gained a grasp of essential skills and knowledge related to energy management in modern buildings. Your successful completion of the course requirements illustrates your dedication to becoming more knowledgeable of your field and valuable to the facilities industry.
TEXTBOOK:Guide to Energy Management, Capehart, Turner, Kennedy, 3rd ed. (Required)
ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADING:Students will be graded based on class participation, field trip reports, and group projects that include a report and a presentation. As the semester progresses, I will assign design projects to you. At least two and maybe more will be assigned. Details (program) for each project will be announced at the time the projects are assigned. Projects are based on research, conducted by students individually or in teams of two. Students will present their work in class at times to be determined during the semester.
GENERAL NOTES: Things happen.
Departmental Policies: As you may know, the Department of Construction Science has policies in effect concerning attendance, academic honesty, attire in class, and ethics. Please refer to my web page as well for a copy of these policies.
Course grades will be determined as follows: (this is subject to modification, usually extreme modification)
EXAMS - 20%
Design Project/s - 60%
Homework - 15%
Final Exam - 15%
Proposed, Tentative, If we can get to it, Schedule of Topics: (Also check TAMU calendar and finals schedules)
|Why should the Facility Manager be concerned with these systems?|
|The Energy Audit: Prelim to Detailed|
|Energy Audit continued|
|Energy Sources and Rate Structures|
|October 6||EXAM I|
|Electrical Systems and Lighting|
|Combustion Processes and Energy Reclaim|
|Steam Generation and Distribution|
|November 3||EXAM II|
|November 7||Last day for Q-Drop|
|Facility energy management and control systems (EMCS)|
|December 9, redefined day, students attend Thursday classes||Last Day of Classes, dead day|
|December 10 - 11, Reading days, no classes|
|Final Exam ?|
I look forward to my 9th semester with the Department of Construction Science, and working with you in this course.
The following references may be used in this course as needed;
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