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Title: Developing a Next-Generation Community College Curriculum for Energy-Efficient High-Performance Building Operations


1
Developing a Next-Generation Community College
Curriculum for Energy-Efficient High-Performance
Building Operations
  • Peter Crabtree, Peralta Community College
    District
  • Nick Kyriakopedi, Laney College
  • Evan Mills, Philip Haves, Roland J. Otto, Mary
    Ann Piette, Peng Xu, Rick Diamond, Lawrence
    Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Joe Deringer, The Deringer Group
  • Chuck Frost, Lawrence Livermore National
    Laboratory

2
Outline
  • Need for new skills
  • New curriculum
  • Approach to education
  • Computer-based education tool
  • Articulation with high schools and 4-year
    colleges
  • Testing and dissemination

3
Need for new skills
  • Growing awareness of operational problems
  • Operators and service technicians in front line
  • Community colleges the main source of education
  • Need to update traditional curricula
  • controls
  • troubleshooting
  • commissioning
  • Partnership
  • Perralta Community College District
  • LBNL
  • The Deringer Group
  • NSF-funded project

4
Focus group - I
5
Focus group - II
6
New curriculum - I
  • Technical Skills
  • Basic building science physics and math and
    theory of how buildings work
  • Information technology and networking
  • Diagnosing and trouble-shooting problems
  • Control system programming
  • Sustainable design - green buildings
  • Performance measurement and analysis
  • Safety and risk management

7
New curriculum - II
  • Business Skills
  • Working with people, reporting, etc.
  • Economic and financial analysis (including
    assessment of non-economic benefits)
  • Communicating analyses and recommendations to
    decision makers
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving

8
Educational approach - I
  • Problem-based learning
  • premise learning more effective in context
  • employers provide real world problems
    complexity and ambiguity are pluses
  • students work in teams to solve problems
  • define actual problem
  • identify information and other resources
    required
  • almost no lectures

9
Educational approach
  • Concept-based learning
  • Assignments due before class
  • Use text books etc for majority of learning
  • Use class to fill in the gaps
  • Use personal response system to pose simple
    problems that test concepts lecture, discuss or
    move on depending on response
  • Combine problem-based learning, concept-based
    learning and computer-based educational tools

10
Computer-based education tool - I
  • Simulation-based tool, based on SPARK
  • Understand the operating principles of HVAC
    system components
  • Diagnose basic equipment problems at the
    component level
  • Use goal-oriented, problem-solving methods at a
    systems level to find solutions to more complex
    equipment problems
  • Focus on problem-solving methodologies in finding
    system

11
Software-only tool
12
Hardware-in-the-loop tool - I
13
Hardware-in-the-loop tool - II
14
Articulation with high schools and 4-year colleges
  • High school
  • Parallel project to develop a high school applied
    physics course
  • Inform and engage prospective college students
  • Most physical phenomena occur in buildings
  • 4-year colleges
  • Encourage bright students to move on
  • Universities welcome motivated students
  • Provide disadvantaged students with opportunities

15
Testing and dissemination
  • Curriculum materials and computer-based tools to
    be tested
  • Laney College
  • Other community colleges in CA
  • Summer training programs for instructors
  • Materials and tools to be freely available and
    widely distributed
  • Tools will be open source to encourage further
    development and customization
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