Managers of industrial and commercial facilities always seek ways to reduce costs and improve reliability of production or service provision. While materials utilization, manpower cost, production, quality, energy costs, and waste minimization are all subject to regular scrutiny, energy efficiency is typically not considered. This course presents a novel method of integrated approach to energy auditing that seeks to optimize the overall system employed to ensure production or provision of services using the least amount of energy that can be cost-effectively achieved.

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Notions of energy conservation and efficiency, analysis of systems employed to provide energy services, integrated approach to energy auditing, assessing the elements of system optimization, examples of typical applications (steam generation and distribution, process or comfort cooling, pumping and compressed air).