Energy Studies in Environmental Planning
Course Name: Energy Studies in Environmental Planning
OCW type: Course
Higher Education Institution: School of Planning and Architecture (SPAV), Vijayawada
Description of course
Aim: To introduce the fundamental concepts of quantification-based assessment of energy consumption.
Course Objectives: This course shall pave the way to explore the concepts of energy studies pertaining to spatial planning.
Learning Outcomes: To Understand the energy consumption, assessment, accounting and auditing for promoting efficient energy use.
Course Duration: One semester (15-16 weeks) – 48 hours in total
Course Frequency: Every Odd Semester of MEPM, II Year
Course Format: Course format includes Lectures, Workshops and Short-term Project
Prerequisites for participation: Pre-registration for the courses before the start of the semester.
1. Principles of Energy: Sources and Consumption
Energy Demand and Supply; sources of energy and typology of energy available at source; Quantification of Resource Consumption and patterns of consumption; Relating energy consumption patterns with sectors – residential, commercial, transport, etc.
2. Cluster & Group Based Energy Use
Energy efficiency and ISO; Introduction to ISO; ISO-14000 and its Planning Implications; Case Study of an ISO certified industry, Environmental and Financial Benefits of ISO; Cluster Based Environment Management approach & Group Environmental Management System.
3. Monetary valuation techniques
Monetary valuation techniques – Cost Benefit Analysis, Natural Resource Accounting, Pricing, Non-use Value, Techniques of monetary evaluation/ valuation methodologies; Energy Audit; Conservation Issues.
4. CDM and Carbon Credit
Concepts of cleaner development mechanism; Life cycle analysis; Carbon trading / GHG emissions.
5. Energy efficiency and Re-use
Energy vis-a-vis concept of smart cities; Solar city mission in India; Renewable energy concept and its application in planning; Green cities and its energy implication, energy footprint.
Course Assignments: Reading materials on energy studies in planning.
Expected time spent on course:
Time spent in hours: minimum 48 hours
Time spent in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System): 3 Credits
Evaluation Procedure & Criteria:
- Student assignments – Presentation by students – 30% weightage
- Mid semester written examination – Theory – 20% weightage
- End Semester written examination – Theory - 50% weightage