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K13EES Economic Evaluation of Sustainable Energy
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:  BA Sustainable Built Environment

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will introduce topics related to the economic analysis of investments in energy conservation and sustainable energy sources for building applications. The module will include alternative technologies for building energy supply systems (thermal energy and electrical energy), life cycle cost method and procedure. It will also cover supplementary economic measures, handling inflation, dealing with uncertainty, and evaluation design alternatives. The module will provide students with a basic understanding of the factors and examples that they will need to undertake a successful economic evaluation of sustainable energy technology in the built environment.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Private study

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Project report 3000 words 

Professor J Darkwa

Education Aims:  

To provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to perform an economic evaluation of the capital investments in energy conservation. Emphasis will be placed on development of the ability in life cycle cost analysis of sustainable energy technology required in the built environment economic assessments.

By the end of this module the student will have an understanding of the methodology and procedures required to carry out life cycle costs analyses for sustainable energy technologies in the built environment. They will gain an appreciation of the impact of building energy management mechanisms and the cost effective measures.

Learning Outcomes:  

On successful completion of this module, the students will be equipped with knowledge of the methodology and procedures for economic evaluation of sustainable energy technology. The students should be able to judge the most economic option from several potential alternative investments. The students will also have the necessary skills to assess all costs arising from owning, operating, maintaining, and ultimately disposing, in the evaluation of design alternatives that satisfy a required level of building performance.

Offering School:  Department of Architecture and Built Environment

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