ENVR08014 2019 Energy Management

General Details

Full Title
Energy Management
Transcript Title
Energy Management
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Steve Tonry, Declan Feeney
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Science in Environmental Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science

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.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time (or part-time for online modules). This will include lectures, with practicals and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. uploading assignments). 

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (40%) and continuous assessment and course work (60%). The final exam will assess knowledge gained from both the practical classes and the lectures associated with each practical.  The continuous assessment and course work will involve two assignments. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

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 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Site Visit Not Specified Site Visit 7.5 Once Per Semester 0.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Directed reading & reflection 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2012 Energy Systems and Sustainability Oxford University Press
ISBN UCSD:31822039377536

Written with undergraduates and graduates in mind, this volume provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use. The authors also describe the key physical and engineering features of these energy production systems.

Recommended Reading
2017-11-16 Environmental Science in Building Red Globe Press
ISBN 1137605448 ISBN-13 9781137605443

This popular textbook covers how the built environment and the management of energy relate to the quality of human living-conditions and the environmental performance of buildings. It is the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction, and the only text on the market to provide the basic scientific principles of such a broad range of topics. The text covers a range of areas in the field, including climate change, energy management, and sustainability in construction, with an important focus on contemporary environmental topics such as carbon, lifetime performance and rating schemes. The author is known for his extremely clear, finely crafted text, and the book offers a wealth of excellent worked examples. This text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Additional resources as recommended by the lecturer will be available on the module Moodle page.


Journal Resources

Additional resources as recommended by the lecturer will be available on the module Moodle page.

URL Resources

Additional resources as recommended by the lecturer will be available on the module Moodle page.

Other Resources

Additional resources as recommended by the lecturer will be available on the module Moodle page.

Additional Information

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

As an element of this module requires a field-trip and the provision of a bus for the event.