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Teaching Energy Efficiency Fundamentals in Construction Education: Project REDUCEAbstractIn recent years, energy efficiency has resurfaced as an important topic in construction education.Finding the appropriate location in the curriculum can be challenge for construction educators asother topics prevail through requirements previously set forth by accreditations review boards.To increase knowledge of energy efficiency fundamentals, the Reduction in Energy Demand andUtility Consumption Exercise (REDUCE) was developed as part of a specialty constructionmanagement course. The project-based learning effort requires student teams to identify abuilding/facility in that is in need of energy efficiency improvements. Student teams thenconduct a facility energy audit for the building, identity projects to save energy, prepare a costestimate to perform the work, and calculate the project financial feasibility of the proposedprojects. This paper demonstrates how Project REDUCE can be used to teach students aboutenergy efficient fundamentals at the same time as providing them with hands on experience. Inaddition, the paper will cover the teaching methodology used, project milestones scheduled tomotivate students, and the criteria used to assess of student learning.
Korman, T. M. (2011, June), Teaching Energy Efficiency Fundamentals in Construction Education: Project REDUCE Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18440
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