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Course Overview

The MOOC aims to give an overview and the knowledge for the interconnection of the production and consumption of energy with the environment under the context of the energy transition. In particular, using a case based approach, and tools’ analysis, the course will start with the basic and core presentation of the impact of the energy generation and consumption to the environment on terms of resources consumption, gasses emission, impact on land and water. After examples of energy and environmental performance indicators calculations and presentation of different approaches and case studies, the implementation of energy efficiency and RES in the environment is evaluated. Typical approaches involving consumer behavior and products selection is included. Basic aspects related to evaluate the environmental impact of products, their end-of-life and basic principles of eco-design are also presented.

Learning Objectives

    • Energy generation and environment, greenhouse gasses emissions and climate change.

    • Energy efficiency and energy saving: Introduction to energy efficiency in products and systems.

    • Energy and environmental policies and their interdependence.

    • The European Directives Energy Efficiency, Eco-label, Energy-label, Eco-design, RoHs, EMAS, and their application to equipment and various industrial devices

    • The life cycle analysis in the production and operation of the equipment

    • End-of-life of waste electrical, electronic and industrial equipment. Legislation

    • Designing systems in accordance with the instructions for EcoDesign.

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Costantinos Psomopoulos

Constantinos S. Psomopoulos is the Director of the High Voltage and Energy Systems Research Lab of the School of Engineering of the University of West Attica. His research interests include energy efficiency and RES, sustainable waste/resources management, EcoDesign of products and systems, and critical energy infrastructure operation and protection.