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Electrical Loads in High Performance Buildings - Self Study

Chris Calwell • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
859 students
1 module
1:17 hours
6 assignments

Course description

When you're designing a zero net energy home or a battery-based solar PV system, electrical loads are the biggest headache. They're very hard to predict!

This presentation covers the subject of plug load energy-efficiency -- the choices occupants make with regard to lighting, appliances, and consumer electronics in the home. You will glean priceless information about how to save hundreds of dollars towards lowering your (or your clients’) utility bills.

The presenter is Chris Calwell, one of the best in the business.
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Full course outline

Module 1 - Electrical Loads in High Performance Buildings

In this module, you'll watch the lecture video and check out a couple of supplementary resources.

  • Course Learning Objectives (.pdf)
  • Presentation Slides (.pdf)
  • Are You Plugged In? Electrical Loads in High Performance Buildings (77:10) (01:17:09 hours)


Chris Calwell

Ecos Research

I focus on transformative changes to how and why we use energy. The constraints climate places on our fossil fuel use are fundamental and absolute, so I seek opportunities to utterly break our reliance on them through zero net energy buildings, renewable energy sources, efficient plug loads, and electric transportation options. In practice, this means finding... Learn more


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859 students have taken this course

by Waled Yahya 04/30/2022

good course

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by Dr.P.Selvaraj - 04/23/2020

Very Excellent Course.Thank the Presenters

by Nagarajan Chinnadurai 04/22/2020


by Dr.S.U.Prabha Umapathy 04/13/2020

Very interesting course

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