Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCSV5013A, 'Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify the significance of the macro and micro climates in the construction process.

1.1. Climate zones and their characteristics are identified and recorded for design projects requiring review of energy efficiencies.

1.2. Methods for establishing characteristics of specific climates are established and documented.

1.3. Construction materials and methods suited to specific climates are determined.

2. Assess design criteria for energy efficient construction.

2.1. Characteristics and location-specific requirements to establish a design are identified and listed.

2.2. Appropriate form of construction is selected and documented according to established specifications.

2.3. Prevailing hot and cool wind directions are identified and recorded.

2.4. Sun path for the location is identified and documented.

2.5. Building orientation is established and documented.

3. Assess building designs.

3.1. Accommodation within the building is assessed and recorded.

3.2. Effective zoning within the building is established.

3.3. Floor plan is sketched and recorded.

3.4. Suitability of design in relation to cross-ventilation and shadow lines is determined and recorded.

3.5. Impacts of energy efficiency design principles are identified and recorded for architectural and services design in accordance with state and territory legislation and the BCA.

4. Identify that energy consumption practices are incorporated into design briefs.

4.1. Energy appliances of the building and their consumption are established and recorded.

4.2. Recommended best practice to conserve energy is identified and documented in energy audits.

4.3. Selection and use of energy efficient fittings and services are determined and included in design brief.

4.4. Energy budget principles for building fabric and services are identified and applied in accordance with standard industry practice.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCSV5013A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying