ERIC Number: ED240341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Conservation for Residential Dwellings. Course Syllabus.
Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.
This course is one of four in a solar systems and energy management program developed by the Bergen County Vocational-Technical Schools to help tradespeople (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics; plumbers; and electricians) to develop an awareness of alternate energy sources and to gain skills in the areas of solar installations and energy evaluation and management. The format of the course is a combination of lectures, visual presentations, handouts, and shop sessions. Upon completion of the course, the student will be expected to be able to insulate a ceiling or wall and to install gasketing that prevents drafts around doors and windows. In addition, the student should understand the economics of larger repairs or improvements to a heating system and be able to determine whether or not such repairs are cost effective. Following introductory materials that explain the purpose and conduct of the course, the course syllabus contains six units. Each unit consists of an outline, objectives, note to the instructor, and/or shop session notes. The units cover the following topics: introduction and orientation, heat and methods of conservation, locations where conservation can take place, solutions to heat loss problems, heating units, and energy efficient additions to a home. The competencies that students are expected to acquire are listed at the end of the syllabus. An appendix contains handouts about insulation techniques and materials. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Conservation Education, Continuing Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Energy Conservation, Heat, Heating, Housing, Job Skills, Job Training, Maintenance, Postsecondary Education, Repair, Solar Energy, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.