The main goals of this course are:
- Understand the energy service concept
- Identify the required energy services in different energy systems contexts
- Know the level of energy services around the world
- Model different energy services
- Estimate the energy services requirements
The course is divided in 4 topics. For each topic, there will be an exercise that needs to be positively assessed to allow the progress for the next topic. This exercise is individually and will be assessed by peer review and confirmed by the tutor. The weight on the final grade is 15%.
For each subtopic, there will a quiz that needs to be answered to allow the progress to the next subtopic. To move forward to the next topic, the quiz needs to be positively answered. However, only the first answer will count for the final grade. The quizzes weight on the final grade is 20%.
After completing all the courses, there will be an overall exercise that will be evaluated by the tutor. The weight on the final grade is 20%.
Carlos Santos Silva
Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. Born in Lisbon in 1976, he holds a degree (1999), a MSc (2001) and a PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from IST.
As an engineer he worked at Siemens AG in Munich, Germany (from 2001 to 2004) and in Albatroz Engineering in Portugal (from 2006 to 2008). At the university, he has lectured at Escola Náutica Infante Dom Henrique (from 2004 to 2007) and at IST since 2008.
His research and teaching activities are in the area of energy planning and energy management in buildings.
Claudia Sousa Monteiro
Claudia Sousa Monteiro concluded her Masters in Architecture in 2010 in Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. She enrolled the PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems of the the MIT Portugal Program in 2013 and currently she is working as a researcher at IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research in two research projects: SusCity and Sharing Cities.
Her main research topic is the development of methodologies for urban building energy modeling (UBEM) towards the development of decision support tools for a sustainable urban planning and energy reduction in cities.
Diana Pereira Neves
Diana Neves has her PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems from the Universidade de Lisboa and she is currently a post-doc researcher at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research IN+ at Instituto Superior Técnico where she coordinates the research in the area of microgrids and optimization of energy systems. Diana represented Portugal in sailing at the Olympic Games in London 2012.