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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

TECH 417 - Design for Energy Efficiency and Green Materials


Overview of energy forms, sources, generation, devices, systems, and materials. Review of the physics of energy transformation and conservation. Energy efficiencies of components and systems from stationary and transportation sectors. Energy-efficient design in residential, commercial, industrial, and manufacturing systems. Sustainability, environmental impacts, economic and social issues, and global governmental policies. Potential of alternative energy sources. Use of eco-friendly materials to improve efficiency. Topics from an applied perspective of technology practices, management, responsibilities, and policies involved with implementing energy conservation designs.

Prerequisites & Notes
PRQ: MATH 155 with a C or better; and either both PHYS 150 and PHYS 151, or PHYS 210.

Credits: 3