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Power Use and Generation

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of considering power use and innovative power-generation features as part of the green design process.
  • Estimate the electrical demand created by typical lighting fixtures and other building loads.
  • Explore the effect of using high-efficiency lighting fixtures and controls on reducing power use.
  • Investigate the impact of using photovoltaic panels to generate power and reduce demand on utilities.
  • Understand the LEED credits available for incorporating power efficiency and alternative power-generation measures in designs.