Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Energy & Sustainability Audit

level of course unit

Introduction and consolidation

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Present the basics of Energy & Sustainability Auditing and monitoring
• Describe and analyze auditing processes including the use of standards and regula-tions for selected examples of auditing building efficiency, industrial processes and mobility / transport (traffic)
• Describe elements of energy management and to name measures for implementation
• Describe aspects of process modelling in the context of Energy & Sustainability Audits
• Designate the tasks of an auditor

prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of Energy & Sustainability Management (ENM), Fundamentals of Business Administration and Economics (ECO.1), Sustainability Assessment (AUD.1)

course contents

• Audits for static and dynamic quality management
• Auditing of management systems (ISO 19011)
• Energy & Sustainability Auditing process and monitoring (ISO 14001)
• Occupational health and safety (ISO 45001)
• Aspects of building physics and building and materials science as well as classification of the energy efficiency of building envelopes
• Energy efficiency of technical building systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) as well as lighting and electricity consumption for appliances
• Collection and analysis of energy data and measured values
• Systematics of the energy performance certificate
• Energy management (ISO 50001)
• Introduction to process modelling
• Tasks of an Energy & Sustainability Auditor
• Analysis of examples of Energy & Sustainability Auditing

recommended or required reading

• Lenitz, M., 2018. Managementsysteme richtig auditieren: Die Anwendung der ÖNORM EN ISO 19011:2018 in der Praxis. Wien: Austrian Standards plus
• Weigl, C., 2018. Praxishandbuch DIN ISO 45001 - inkl. Arbeitshilfen online: Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz in Organisationen umsetzen und managen. Freiburg: Haufe Fachbuch
• Brauweiler, J., et al., 2018. Umweltmanagementsysteme nach ISO 14001: Grundwissen für Praktiker (essentials). Berlin: Springer Gabler
• Förtsch, G., Meinholz, H., 2018. Handbuch Betriebliches Umweltmanagement. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg
• Engelfried, J., 2016. Nachhaltiges Umweltmanagement - Schritt für Schritt: Arbeitsbuch. Stuttgart: utb
• Fifka, M., 2014. CSR und Reporting. Berlin: Springer Gabler
• Wunder, T., 2019, Rethinking Strategic Management: Sustainable Strategizing for Positive Impact (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance). Heidelberg: Springer

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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