Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection (3) Exposure to energy efficiency in day-to-day life to save money and energy, and thereby protect the environment.
EGEE 102H Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection (3)
Energy is a vital component of modern society. Much of the general population believes that the energy sources we depend on are perpetual. While people believe that the energy use is the culprit for environmental damage, they are not aware of the methods and principles by which energy conversion devices operate. This honors level general education course provides students with necessary knowledge and information on the main operating principles of devices/applications that are in common use and information on which to make the right decision in selecting the most energy efficient and economical choice. These devices are day-to-day appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, ovens, etc.,, and home heating or cooling and transportation choices. The course also provides necessary information on heating furnaces, insulation, doors and windows, lighting, and air conditioning principles. The objective of the course is to expose students to energy efficiency in day to day life in order to save money and energy and thereby protect the environment. This education is very important for all college students to turn them into environmentally-responsible individuals of this Global Village. Students will be doing two energy related projects and one presentation in class. This honors course also requires two additional home activities compared to a regular course. This honors class is designed to be more discussion based.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.