Energy Conservation in Industrial and Commercial Environment

Online /
Sep 9 - 10, 2019 /
Course Code: 0908-WEB19

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles and concepts associated with common forms of energy in an industrial or commercial environment.
  • Identify and focus on high value energy conservation opportunities based on energy facts and statistics.
  • Fine tune our perspective to view energy management as a three-pronged approach: (1) Energy Conservation (2) Energy Cost (3) Energy Supply.
  • Explore and understand EMS, or Energy Management Systems.
  • Investigate and identify opportunities for energy conservation in HVAC Systems, Compressed Air Systems, Steam Systems, etc.
  • Understand the importance of energy audits and energy plans. Learn how to conduct energy audits and develop energy plans.

Program Description
This course caters to Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers and other professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the concept of energy and utilities, and would like to learn methods and strategies for reducing energy costs in an industrial or commercial setting. This course addresses usage, cost and conservation of energy in its more common forms such as electrical, compressed air, natural gas, steam and heat.

This course will familiarize attendees with various ways for reducing energy cost through well planned, specific and results oriented projects. Some of the myths associated with electricity and gas contracts will be exposed. Energy audits and tools needed to perform audits will be discussed.

Course Outline

  • Principles of Electricity: AC and DC
  • Phasor, polar and rectangular representation of AC
  • Brief introduction to three-phase AC
  • Power factor, power quality, load factor and service factor
  • Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation in Industrial Applications; this would include motors, transformers, switchgear, over current protection devices, power/energy monitoring systems
  • Generic discussion on electrical code
  • General discussion on arc flash and associated PPE
  • Electrical Control Systems; i.e. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs),
  • Understanding Electrical Drawings and Documentation
  • Understanding Electrical Power Bills and Ways to Reduce the Energy Cost

Who Should Attend
Engineers Facility Managers Maintenance Managers Energy Engineers and Managers Engineering Managers Architects

More Information

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


Day 1 (4-Hours):

  • Energy Basics and its Various Forms. Energy Facts and Statistics
  • Electricity Basics and Electrical Rate Schedules
  • EMS/BMS, Energy Monitoring and Building Monitoring Systems
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Energy Conservation in Lighting

Day 2 (4-Hours):

  • Cogeneration
  • Energy Conservation in HVAC Systems, Steam Systems and Compressed Air Systems
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Conservation Tips; “The Low Hanging Fruit”
  • Financial Justification and Implementation of Energy Projects
  • A brief introduction to renewable energy


S. Bobby Rauf, BSEE, P.E., C.E.M, MBA

Professor Bobby Rauf has developed and instructed engineering courses, seminars and workshops for over 14 years, in the US and abroad.

He holds a patent on an electrical control system. Mr. Rauf has authored three books titled: Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers, Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers, and Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers. Mr. Rauf served as a Senior Staff Engineer, Energy and Ergonomics Program Manager, at PPG Industries, Inc, for over 30 years. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989 and has taught Professional Development Seminars/workshops at UNCC, McNeese University, Texas A&M University, Lamar University, AEE, Association of Energy Engineers, Balfour Beatty, Saudi Aramco and PDHengineers.

Prof. Rauf is a Licensed (PE) Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014.


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Fee & Credits

$499 + taxes

  • 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • EPIC courses qualify for ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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