Regulations, codes, and standards can set a baseline for building performance and help elevate it to new levels. In this course, students will explore the impact of historical codes on our existing infrastructure and deduce the challenges that they have caused. Students will identify current codes, regulations, and standards such as Step Code and electrical standards that have been developed by different levels of government and explore how they impact current buildings. Students will also compare standards in different jurisdictions to explore how they impact emissions. Certification standard programs such as LEED, WELL Buildings, BOMA Best will be broken down in detail. The impact of regulation on the energy industry will also be explored.
Note: Prerequisites: ENRG 1001, ENRG 1002, ENRG 1003
Restricted to Energy Management and Open Studies