Course info

Course Overview

The MOOC aims to give an overview and the knowledge for the implementation of the eco-design in every product or system design in 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 legislation then moving to the economics and working principle and methodologies used for implementing eco-design and energy efficient design. After examples of energy and environmental performance indicators calculations and presentation of different approaches and case studies, the implementation in every potential product or system is presented and discussed, under the context of smart, affordable and sustainable energy context.

Learning Objectives

The MOOC aims to give an overview and the knowledge for the implementation of the eco-design approach and principles in every product or system design in the context of the energy transition. In particular, using a case-based approach, and tools’ analysis and use, the course will start with the basic and core legislation then moving to the economics and working principle and methodologies used for implementing eco-design and energy efficient design. After examples of energy and environmental performance indicators calculations and presentation of different approaches and case studies, the implementation in every potential product or system is presented and discussed, under the context of smart, affordable and sustainable energy context.

Outcomes

OutcomesOnce students have completed the course, they will be able to:

•Analyze the EU Energy Efficiency, EcoLabel, EcoDesign, RoHS and WEEE Directives.

•Identify the connection of the energy and environmental aspects of the design process of a product and a system, during the total life cycle of a product.

•Identify the Economics of Energy Efficient Design and EcoDesign of products and systems.

•Identify the Consumer Orientation - Innovation through Eco-Design and Energy efficient Design, based on the total life cycle analysis approach.

•Combine methods for developing and adopting strategies for Eco and Energy efficient design of products and systems through analysis of all phases in their life and reverse engineering approaches.

•Analyze different components and methods for reducing the impact of a product or equipment in the environment during the different phases of its life cycle.

•Combine the Concepts and Methodologies and Basic Tools for the Energy efficient and Eco Design of Products.

•Ability to perform Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Costing Analysis during the design of a product and the calculation of the Total Cost of Ownership

•Intergrade RES during the energy efficient and ecological/sustainable design process or during improvement schemes for systems and products.

•Ability to perform the studies and work and to assess their results considering this parameter.

•Ability to use the principles and methodologies of energy efficient and ecological / sustainable design (Eco-Design) in his professional activity.

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Teacher

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.