This course will explore the energy transfer in building applications through study of fundamental heat and mass transfer, principles of vapor compression systems, and simulation of energy flows using publicly available software. Buildings account for 40% of energy consumption in the United States, so application of the principles of mechanical engineering can greatly lessen the environmental impact of the built environment while providing the comfort expected from occupants. This course will study the interplay between energy and issues such as comfort, durability, and indoor air quality.
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