CEM226-ICT and Energy Management

Module Provider: School of Construction Management and Engineering, School of Built Environment
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: CEM102 Business of Construction CEM103 Project Management: Principles and Practice CEM104 Construction Cost Management: Principles and Practice CEM105 Emerging Economies Integrating Studies CEM110 Collaboration, Practice and Innovation
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof Li Shao

Email: l.shao@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The substantial gap between design and in-use performances affects a wide range of newbuild and retrofit projects as well individual energy technologies. Against this background, energy monitoring and management offers major energy saving potential. Based on ICT and sensor technologies, energy monitoring and management integrates the optimisation of building energy systems with the engagement of users and FM in the process. This module will address these technology and user issues in a systematic way.

This module focuses on people-centered energy efficiency in the operation phase (versus design, construction and handover phases) of the building life cycle using ICT-based approaches for monitoring and managing energy consumption in buildings. The module will address information and building energy technologies and their application to inform, engage and empower users to achieve substantial energy savings at modest costs.

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Awareness of relevant regulations, barriers, quality systems and technical approaches for energy efficiency in buildings
• Understanding the building energy consumption and waste
• Understanding the role of occupancy/activities on energy consumption
• Knowledge of technologies and methods for energy monitoring
• Awareness of protocols for energy measurement and reporting
• Knowledge of energy waste solutions and approaches to energy efficency opportunities
• Understanding the effects of ICT based and other feedback of energy information to users
• Ability of using software for energy data processing and analysis
• Understanding the role of BIM for facility and energy management
• Awareness of aspects of building users engagement for energy management

Additional outcomes:
Students should be able to work within a team and present the outcome to an audience.

Outline content:
• Introduction-Energy Management (regulations, quality system, barriers, approaches)
• Energy Consumption and waste in Buildings
• Impact of occupancy/activities on energy use
• Energy surveys
• Protocols and technologies for measurement
• Methods for dealing with efficiency opportunities
• Wireless sensors and their development
• ICT based feedback for various user types
• Software for data visualisation and analysis
• BIM for facility and energy management

Tutorial topics:
• Measurement technologies
• Software for data analysis; Making use of the results
• User engagement
• User actions
• Case studies

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, seminars and tutorials

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Tutorials 10
Guided independent study 70
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Set exercise 20

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
Students are required to contact the School to confirm reassessment arrangements.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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