Energy is universally acknowledged to be the mainstay of an industrial society. Without an adequate supply of energy, the stability of the social and economic order, as well as the political structure of a society is in jeopardy. As the world supply of inexpensive, but non renewable, fossil energy sources decreases, the need for energy conservation as well as for developing renewable technologies becomes ever more critical.
Recently, the issue of energy efficiency and conservation emerged as a serious challenge because it was recognized that burning of fossil fuels is one of the main contributors to global warming.
Global warming is largely the result of the emission of radiation-trapping gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, into the atmosphere. It is now the consensus of the scientific community that artificial CO2 pollution is largely responsible for the increase in the average global temperature. Improving energy efficiency and conservation in the use of fossil fuels is therefore an important challenge for the engineering community.
This course presents some of the most important tools in the field of energy conservation and energy auditing. NPO and BSIL has conducted hundreds of energy audits in Pakistan.
This course has been developed based on our practical experience in Pakistan.