ENVR08014 2013 Energy Management

General Details

Full Title
Energy Management
Transcript Title
Energy Mgt
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Steve Tonry, Declan Feeney
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_K08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)

This module explores salient energy issues globally and in Ireland.  It investigates the options available to various stakeholders to generate/manage energy within the current policy and legislative framework.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Analyse, synthesise and communicate energy data and statistics in an EU and national context.


Explain the concepts of environmental building design in terms of energy efficient technologies.


Prepare evidence-based proposals as to why and how energy conservation initiatives may be applied in the domestic/commercial/industrial sector and discuss the potential environmental benefits of such proposals.

Evaluate current EU and national energy policy and legislation and discuss the implications of implementation for various stakeholders.

Analyse the design, operation and environmental impacts of various energy systems.

Module Assessment Strategies

Module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (60%), continuous assessment and course work (40%). The continuous assessment and course work will involve two assignment where students will be required to (i) develop energy management proposals for a specific industry and (ii) an essay topic which demonstrate the student's ability to critically evaluate energy use and management within a national context.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Energy trends in Europe and Ireland

Policy issues and legislation (Europe and Ireland)

Irelands energy generation (electrical and  thermal) and its environmental impacts

Energy demand in buildings and environmental building design

Demand-side management

Energy efficient technologies

Energy auditing and energy management planning

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Case Study Energy Management in Industry Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 4 2,3
2 Written Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 8 1,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Site Visit Not Specified Site Visit 7.5 Once Per Semester 0.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Directed reading & reflection 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Giddens, A. (2011). The Politics of Climate Change. (2nd ed). Polity Press, England.

Everett, B., Boyle G., Peake, S and Ramage, J. (2012). Energy Systems and Sustainability; Power for a Sustainable Future.  (2nd ed).  Oxford University Press, England.

SEAI. (2006). Energy Managers Resource Guide.  2006 Edition. Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, Dublin.

McMullan, R. (2012) Environmental Science in Buildings. 7th Edition. Palgrave MacMillan, England

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.  (2012).  Energy in Ireland 1990-2011.  Yearly Report, SEAI.

Other Resources

IT Sligo Learn On-line Moodle Webpage

Current up to date web browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer)

Additional Information

Additional resources will be made available on IT Sligo learn online system (Moodle). Will contain pdfs of powerpoint lectures and links to additional reading material for selected topics