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SBE 611 Energy and the Environment: Reading list

SBE 611 Energy and the Environment


Department: PhD in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment

Module Description: In this module the students will learn the impact of traditional energy sources on the environment, energy conservation methods, alternative renewable energy systems including storage, and ability to conduct economic analysis of different energy configurations. Energy systems’ modelling software such as HOMER Pro will be introduced and used to assess a range of conventional & renewable energy configurations. Throughout different assessments, the module will help students to build and to consolidate greater reliance on independent study, critical appraisal, reflection and analysis, and how to present and justify their own ideas.


Module texts

  • Sorensen, B. (2017). Renewable energy: physics, engineering, environmental impacts, economics and planning. 5th edn. Academic Press. Purchase eBook

Recommended readings

  • Ristinen, R. A., Kraushaar, J. J. and Brack, J. T. (2022). Energy and the environment. 4th edn. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

  • Moaveni, S. (2023). Energy, environment, and sustainability. 2nd edn. Mason: Cengage.

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