Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Energy Managment Principles

ME 50102 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

Course composes of energy management principles for industrial application. The importance of energy management, commitment, strategy for continuous improvement and international standard will be described.  This course emphasizes on real world applications including: understanding utility billing and identifying costs; identifying and quantifying energy savings opportunities at industrial facilities; determining investment payback scenarios and considerations.


1. Guide to Energy Management,  7th Edition, Barney L. Capehart, Wayne C. Turner, and William J. Kennedy ISBN: 0-88173-671-6, The Fairmont Press, Inc. 2. Managing Energy from the top to down: Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance, 1st Edition, Christopher Russell, ISBN: 0-88173-625-2, The Fairmont Press, Inc. 3. Class note materials. Reference Books: 1.      Simple Solution to Energy Calculations, 4th Edition, Richard R.          Vaillencourt, ISBN: 0-88173-356-3, The Fairmont Press, Inc. 2.      ISO 50001 manual  


Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master energy management principles
  2. Understand the energy and environment standard
  3. Apply energy management standard for energy assessment.
  4. Define the role and responsibility of the individuals for an effective energy audit.
  5. Apply the energy management principles on energy system assessment.
  6. Analyze the economic and environmental impact of each energy management strategy.
  7. Optimize the energy investment in terms of minimizing cost or payback time.
  8. Develop energy management strategies for selected companies.
  9. Produce professional technical reports and presentations.
  1. Energy management principles
  2. Energy management standards (ISO 50001, ISO 14001)
  3. Effective Energy Management
  4. Energy utility rates and incentives
  5. Energy saving opportunities at industrial facilities
  6. Best practice in industrial energy management
  7. Optimization of energy investment