Module Overview

Demand Reduction

This module aims to equip the student with the knowledge and skills to reduce thermal energy demand of the major energy usage systems such as HVAC, steam and compressed air plant, recover energy from thermal systems and evaluate thermal energy demand reduction proposals from thermodynamic and financial perspectives.

Module Code

DRED H3001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Energy Reduction Procedures

Systematic energy reduction procedures. Design and operational issues to be considered for performance optimization of heating, ventilation, hot water, air-conditioning, process steam plant and compressed air.

Heat transfer

Calculation of convective heat transfer coefficients for typical applications

Heat Recovery

Description and calculations for waste heat recovery systems, run-around coils, recuperative and regenerative heat exchangers, heat pump systems.

Energy Reduction

Cases studies of energy reduction and recycling schemes with thermodynamic and economic analysis.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40