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ESET 430

This course will build on knowledge of hvac systems from ESET 130 and ESET 230, and add principals of building science and construction techniques to provide the foundation for real world energy auditing of buildings. The tools of energy auditing will introduced, including inspection, measurement, blower door testing, and finally software modelling. The control of heat, humidity, and airflow in buildings will be carefully considered. The course will begin with an emphasis on single family residential buildings, and conclude with a look at commercial buildings, which will continue in third year with ESET 630. Labs will involve field trips to buildings for hands-on audit experience, and computer modelling. The final project will be an extensive audit on a building, and preparation of a client report.