CNST 130 Residential Energy and Efficiency Measures (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This introductory course provides a general overview of residential energy use. It briefly covers residential energy related systems and how building energy efficiencies may be improved.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Categorize and identify different types of energies used in residential applications.
- Outcome 2: Differentiate the ways heat is transferred and/or lost from one point to another.
- Outcome 3: Summarize the relevant sequence of operations in residential building energy inspection.
- Outcome 4: Describe the function of and how to conduct blower door testing in residential leak detection.
- Outcome 5: Evaluate practical duct testing strategies to prevent leaks.
- Outcome 6: Identify different types of insulation and their properties, and how to install them.
- Outcome 7: Describe the characteristics of residential doors and windows and how to install weatherstripping.
- Outcome 8: Describe basic residential heating and cooling and identify various components of the equipment.
- Outcome 9: Classify the characteristics of residential lighting and how to measure them.
- Outcome 10: Classify various types of water heating system and other alternatives.
- Outcome 11: Propose how to increase the water heater efficiency conceptually and practically.
- Outcome 12: Categorize and identify different types of health and safety related issues applicable to residential energy systems.