Buildings account for 40% of all energy in the United States and 70% of all electricity. Recent information technology developments such as sensor/actuator networks, optimization, learning, and control, will be critical in reducing the energy consumption of green buildings. This special topics course will focus on state-of-the-art models, tools, and approaches and pose research projects for students. Topics that will be considered are:
The class will also schedule guest lectures as well as site visits to building and campus energy management centers. This course is organized in light of a new Philadelphia-based federal project to design energy-efficient buildings (press release, website).
Time and Location
For Spring 2011, class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 PM, in Levine 307.
CIS-520 or ESE-504 or permission of instructors.
Grading and Course Requirements
Course grade will be based on: