Energy Efficiency and Environment

REM E6140 Energy Efficiency and Environment
Exam Code 6140
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Summer
Module Coordination Prof. Ramchandra Bhandari
Lecturers Prof. Ramchandra Bhandari
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites none
Intended Learning Outcome
  • Students explain the energy transition towards renewables for reducing emissions from conventional energy sources
  • Students compare the efficiency measures in residential, commercial, industrial and transport sector for energy auditing and energy management
  • Students evaluate the sustainable life cycle assessment of energy systems using the developed standards and simulation tools
Content Energy and Environment (9h)

  • Energy consumption and climate change
  • Energy saving strategies for reducing climate change impacts
  • German energy transition (Energiewende)
  • Greenhouse gases reduction policies
  • Environmental impact assessment

Energy efficiency principles and practices (14h)

  • Residential sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Transport sector
  • Production and planning sectors

Energy efficiency regulations (9h)

  • Energy efficiency norms and standards (e.g. in EU and Germany)
  • Energy audits
  • Energy management

Life cycle assessment (18h)

  • Environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) (ISO 14040 and 14044)
  • LCA simulation tools (GaBi, etc.)
  • Sustainable life cycle assessment – life cycle costing and social life cycle assessment
Teaching Method Lecture, project work, exercises
Assesment Method Report: 100%
Recommended Reading

EU guidelines for SLCA, ISO standards for LCA (14040 and 14044)

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