Energy Studies in Environmental Planning

Course NameEnergy Studies in Environmental Planning

OCW type: Course

Higher Education InstitutionSchool of Planning and Architecture (SPAV), Vijayawada

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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 Structure

Course Duration: One semester (15-16 weeks) – 48 hours in total

Course FrequencyEvery Odd Semester of MEPM, II Year

Course Format: Course format includes Lectures, Workshops and Short-term Project

Course Content

Prerequisites for participationPre-registration for the courses before the start of the semester.

Course Syllabus:

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 AssignmentsReading 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

Course Evaluation

Evaluation Procedure & Criteria:

  1. Student assignments – Presentation by students – 30% weightage
  2. Mid semester written examination – Theory – 20% weightage
  3. End Semester written examination – Theory - 50% weightage 

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