Instructions: Assignment No.3
2.5.3 Analyse energy efficiency in a given set up (1 x report)
Type of Collaboration: Individual
Due: 22 October 2017 11:59 PM
Format: A report with explanation of all steps and screen shots of data entry and outputs. See instruction below. You should submit the report through Turnitin and obtain an originality report and attach a copy of the originality report with the hard copy.
Length: 2,000 to 3,000 words
Curriculum Mode: Report
Q1. Please consider a place familiar to you so you can collect data reliably. This could be your office, home or apartment or room you are living in and perform these steps before starting to write the report.
a) List all the means by which the place you considered uses the energy
b) Identify two appliances which consume the most energy. Identify all relevant information regarding the products (energy use, alternatives, efficiency, frequency, cost). All answers from now onwards address the two appliances you have chosen in (b).
c) Find out the sources of energy (gas, coal, electricity, solar) and its cost and environmental impact (especially look for carbon emissions per kg or kWh, provide the emission factor for the state WA.
d) What organisations (regulatory and/or voluntary) in Australia promote energy efficiency in general and in which way for products you use in the chosen place?
e) Identify which soft tools (regulatory, social, financial, marketing) have worked in reducing the energy consumption or environmental impacts of energy production and delivery in the state you have chosen. Provide at least one example for each category.
f) Identify the opportunities to decrease energy consumption including but not limited to replacement of devices, timer switches, manual switching off, programmed switches, off-peak power usage, alternative fuel etc. and select two options for improvement.
g) Perform the cost benefit analysis for the one improvement option
h) Conclude the best option of the two. Provide reasoning
Q2. Now present the information in a report form individually. Each sub-question above (1a, lb..) can be presented in a subsection with an appropriate sub-title.
The report should have an executive summary, introduction, and background of the place you have chosen. Hints: Executive summary should summarize the information in the report within just 250 words. Introduction should summarize the purpose and context of the report, references can be chosen from ScienceDirect or google scholar databases. The structure of the report and referencing will attract (5%).