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Education and Training

 

We are currently offering training on several topics of sustainability and renewable energy under one major theme title:

The Eco HOME and CAR of Learning

Available in Two Packages

 

INSTRUCTORS ARE FROM

University of Ottawa

ZEC Wind Power

Kylowave Inc.

 

COURSE TIME TABLE FOR ALL FIVE DAYS (Monday to Friday)
Start 09:00
Break 10:30
Lunch 12:00
Restart 13:00
Finish 15:00

 

LEVEL AND STYLE

The course presents scientific and technical concepts in a clear business-friendly manner which assumes no prior scientific or technical background. The content is delivered throughout in an interactive approach, encouraging questions and discussion.

 

 
PACKAGE 1 5-Day Course for High School Students Only (May, 2014)

 

AGENDA
DAY 1
Monday
















Introduction to Sustainability: This day begins with a discussion of the need of society to sustainability and eco terminology as well as the basic science and terminology of energy technologies. It then covers the relative comparisons between various topologies and their modes of operation. The content of the day is designed to assist organizations and community members to identify the many saving to be gained from proper design of homes and buildings as well as vehicles. Examples suitable for students will be presented.

Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Generating electricity from sun light; PV operation; Basic components of a complete system; PV system converters; Maximum power point tracking; Net metering; Modeling and design of a home PV system; Performance of PV system; Sizing and installation of a PV system; LEED credit information.

Wind Power: Technology overview; Types of wind turbines; Components of a wind turbine; Environmental impacts; Preparing environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for renewable energy projects; Wind power project planning and development; Case study and design task.

Eco Buildings: What makes an efficient home? The Building Efficient Architectural Models (BEAM) design brief; Building design strategies; Review of current policy and regulation; Energy, environmental and economic assessment of building’s performance; Day lighting and natural ventilation; Cool roofs; Energy efficiency in HVAC; Lighting and appliances; On-site renewable energy sources; Microgrids; LEED; Case study and design task. Learn and design yourself!

Eco Hybrid Car: Introduction to sustainable transportation; Types of hybrid systems and their identification; Plug-in hybrid; Battery management system; Operation of brushless dc and induction motors to HEV and EV vehicles; Torque speed curves for motors and the application to electric and hybrid electric vehicles; Key vehicle system requirements and select and size system components; Industry and regulatory standards for hybrid vehicle components; Features of buck, boost, and transformer converters; Case study and design task.

13:00-15:00: Student projects at the University of ottawa.

 
DAY 2
Thuesday

9:00-12:00: Visit to the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa: In particular interest will be the "Energy: Power to Choose" Exhibition including three major projects built by uOttawa students: the interactive human hamster wheel, contra-rotating wind turbine, and microhydro system. In the afternoon session, the following topics will be discussed based on the visit.

13:00-15:00: Student projects at the University.

 
DAY 3
Wednesday
9:00-12:00: Tutorial on the design of an eco home.
13:00-15:00: Tutorial on building the eco car and home of learning.
 
DAY 4
Thursday

9:00-12:00: Lab demonstration about renewable energy.

13:00-15:00: Lab demonstration about smart and green circuits and systems.

DAY 5
Friday

Student Design Competition and Exhibition of the Eco CAR and HOME of Learning at the Sustainable Engineer Day: During the week, students will be given design tasks to be completed and exhibited on this day. Visitor from the Faculty of Engineering and industry will attend the event. At the same time, we will be exhibiting a promotional prototype of the Eco CAR and HOME of Learning which is built during these five days at the Brunsfield Centre, Lees Campus, University of Ottawa.

REGISTRATION

The registration to this course is through the Enrichment Program, University of Ottawa in cooperation with School Boards in Ottawa region.

 

 
PACKAGE 2 5-Day Course for Public (Upon Request)

 

AGENDA
DAY 1

Introduction to Sustainability: This day begins with a discussion of the need of society to sustainability and eco terminology as well as the basic science and terminology of energy technologies. It then covers the relative comparisons between various topologies and their modes of operation. The content of the day is designed to assist organizations and community members to identify the many saving to be gained from proper design of homes and buildings as well as vehicles. Examples suitable for students will be presented.

 
DAY 2

Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Generating electricity from sun light; PV operation; Basic components of a complete system; PV system converters; Maximum power point tracking; Net metering; Modeling and design of a home PV system; Performance of PV system; Sizing and installation of a PV system; LEED credit information.

 
DAY 3

Wind Power: Technology overview; Types of wind turbines; Components of a wind turbine; Environmental impacts; Preparing environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for renewable energy projects; Wind power project planning and development; Case study and design task.

 
DAY 4

Green Buildings: What makes an efficient home? The Building Efficient Architectural Models (BEAM) design brief; Building design strategies; Review of current policy and regulation; Energy, environmental and economic assessment of building’s performance; Day lighting and natural ventilation; Cool roofs; Energy efficiency in HVAC; Lighting and appliances; On-site renewable energy sources; Microgrids; LEED; Case study and design task.

 
DAY 5

Eco Hybrid Car: Introduction to sustainable transportation; Types of hybrid systems and their identification; Plug-in hybrid; Battery management system; Operation of brushless dc and induction motors to HEV and EV vehicles; Torque speed curves for motors and the application to electric and hybrid electric vehicles; Key vehicle system requirements and select and size system components; Industry and regulatory standards for hybrid vehicle components; Features of buck, boost, and transformer converters; Case study and design task

REGISTRATION

For registration fee contact: ask@greenengineers.ca