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BPEM 2400 - Energy Management Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: BPEM 1300 

(formerly RNEW 1800)

BPEM 2400 explores the field of energy management. Topics include energy analysis, benchmarking, evaluation of systems, auditing basics, survey instrumentation, system performance, efficiency, and optimization.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to explain the principles of effective energy management.


  1. Describe energy policy and planning.
  2. Perform benchmarking and baselining techniques.
  3. Define and discuss system efficiency, maintenance, and controls.
  4. Define and discuss building envelopes.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to explain the various energy systems.


  1. Define and discuss the impact of boilers and fired systems on energy efficiency.
  2. Define and discuss the impact of steam and condensate systems on energy efficiency.
  3. Define and discuss the impact of lighting/electric on energy efficiency.
  4. Define and discuss the impact of natural gas on energy efficiency.
  5. Define and discuss the impact of HVAC on energy efficiency.
  6. Define and discuss the impact of construction on energy efficiency.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to perform a basic energy analysis.


  1. Define and discuss identification and evaluation of all energy systems.
  2. Define and discuss analyze impact of improvements on systems.
  3. Define and discuss perform basic economic analysis and generate an energy report.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Overview/Value of Energy Management
  2. Energy Planning, Codes, Standards
  3. Energy Auditing/Energy Bills
  4. Review/Exam #1
  5. Economic Analysis
  6. Life Cycle Costing
  7. Process Energy Management and Reporting
  8. Review/Midterm Exam
  9. Efficiency of Systems
  10. Lighting/HVAC
  11. Boilers and Steam Distribution Systems
  12. Review/Exam #3
  13. Management Control Systems
  14. Maintenance, Energy Security and Reliability
  15. Energy Project
  16. Review and Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty
Marlow, Douglas
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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