Energy Efficiency (300AQM005)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300AQM005, Energy Efficiency
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credit hours, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Carlos Alfonso Barreiro
  • Type of course: Selected elective.

Text book

  • Energy Systems and Sustainability, Power for s Sustainable Future, G. Boyle, B. Everett, J. Ramage, (Editors), 2003.

Supplemental materials

  • Energy and the Environment, 2nd Edition, R.A. Ristinen, J.J. Kraushaar, 2006.
  • Sustainable Energy: Choosing among Options, J.W. Tester, E.M. Drake, M.J. Driscoll, M.W. Golay, W.A. Peters, 2005.
  • Sustainable Energy System Engineering, P. Gevorkian, 2006.
  • Exergy: Energy, Envieronment and Sustainable Development, I. Dincer, M.A. Rosen, 2007.

Specific course information

This course presents the technological bases of the efficient use of energy as well as its relationships with sustainable development from the perspective that energy is a vital but limited resource in organizations. The importance of energy for the wellbeing and quality of life of society and the effects of the use of energy and its impacts on the environment are analyzed. A review of the technologies of non-renewable and renewable energy is presented along with a revision of the national energy resources and reserves.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the relationship between energy and sustainable development.
  • To analyze qualitatively and quantitatively the energy technologies in terms of strengths, weaknesses and technical and economic viability.
  • To identify the impacts derived from the large-scale use of energy
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 2 3 2 3 3 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Energy and sustainable development.
  • Energy resources. Availability, reserves, efficiency and production.
  • Local, regional and global effects of the generation of energy.
  • Economic evaluation of energy-production projects.
  • Energy systems and the metric of sustainability.
  • Future use of energy.
  • Energy forms. Fossil fuels. Coal, steam engines, natural gas, petroleum, gasoline and diesel engines, gas turbines.
  • Nuclear energy. Present and future.
  • Biomass energy.
  • Hydroelectricity.
  • Solar energy. Wind energy, ocean energy.
  • Hydrogen energy.
  • Storage, transmission and distribution of energy.
  • Energy costing. Industrial uses of energy.
  • Pollution and environmental impacts from the generation of energy at households, industry, cities and global.
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