Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 CPCSUS4002A, 'Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1

Define performance measures and expectations of the building envelope.

1.1

Relevant stakeholders are consulted to identify expected type of use for the building and energy efficiency expectations of its owners or occupiers.

1.2

Durability expectations of the building are identified and factored in to decisions relating to construction methods and materials to be used.

1.3

Occupants’ indoor activities and health and safety considerations are identified to inform recommendations of building products, materials and systems.

1.4

Environmental and climatic conditions impacting the building are researched and extreme weather conditions are noted for planning and construction purposes to determine resiliency opportunities.

1.5

Relevant legislation, standards, regulations and codes are consulted to identify minimum energy efficient standards to be met.

1.6

Relevant domestic and international codes, standards and examples of best practice that meet or exceed current energy efficient standards are consulted to reflect client expectations.

2

Review building methods and construction materials for energy efficiency.

2.1

Building science principles supporting energy efficiency are reviewed with reference to contemporary information sources.

2.2

Embodied energy of the specified product or materials is reviewed in relation to the energy efficiency expectations of the client.

2.3

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are researched to identify best contemporary practice that delivers high levels of energy efficiency while minimising risks of inadequate ventilation and poor indoor air quality for occupants.

2.4

Mechanical ventilation systems and equipment to aid air flows are reviewed for appropriateness and operational costs.

2.5

Materials for interior and exterior moisture and vapour barriers are researched to identify best contemporary practice that delivers high levels of energy efficiency, durability and appropriateness for the building envelope.

3

Evaluate and select building design and construction methods and materials for energy efficiency.

3.1

Site location and building position are identified and maximised for energy efficiency according to environmental factors, climatic conditions and identified use of building.

3.2

Planned opportunities for heat, air and moisture flows throughout the building are identified and assessed against energy efficiency expectations.

3.3

Planned cavities in the building are identified and strategies for sealing or minimising unwanted air leakages are developed.

3.4

HVAC systems are evaluated and selected for the site to use minimal energy while minimising risks of inadequate ventilation and poor indoor air quality for occupants.

3.5

Mechanical ventilation systems and equipment are evaluated and selected for appropriateness to the site and operational costs.

3.6

Materials for interior and exterior barriers are evaluated and selected for energy efficiency, durability and appropriateness for building site.