ES 51B
Energy Efficient Buildings

Course Description

A general overview of Energy Efficient Buildings with an emphasis on residential and small commercial buildings is presented in this course. Specific topics to be covered include: energy use in buildings, bioclimatic design, indoor environmental quality, heat transfer concepts, load and energy calculations, HVAC systems and equipment, and natural and artificial lighting. A hands-on lab component will accompany the lecture presentations.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
38777 ES 51B 50Z ······· TBA-TBA Massimo Maniaci ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-02-12 to 2024-03-29.
ES D051B.-50Z: Late start, 6 week online class, begins February 19, 2024. This online class does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

3 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 2
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 3
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D272. and ESL D273., or ESL D472. and ESL D473., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
E S D071. (may be taken concurrently)
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