Donald Edwards

Track D: Energy Management 101
Wed/PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Principal Energy Manager
DTE Energy
United States
Tools for Energy Audits 101

This updated presentation will provide a valuable orientation, share knowledge, and best practices about the recommended kinds of energy audit assessment tools used while conducting facility and plant, 1. ASHRAE Level 1 Walk-through Energy Audits, 2. Energy and Water Treasure Hunts, and 3. Other types of energy assessment activities. Energy audit inspection tools are essential to improve energy efficiency, capabilities, and uncover/document invisible and visible, energy savings opportunities.

This presentation will highlight a variety of typically handheld energy audit tools, such as, Anemometers, Hygrometers, IAQ Monitors Particle Counters, Laser Distance Measurers, Laser Infrared Thermometers, Light Meters, Manometers, Psychrometers, Thermal-Imaging Cameras, Ultrasonic Leak Detectors, and a few more.

What’s new? There may be an App for that! There are energy audit tool apps for mobile smart phones devices and tablets. This strategy should allow you to minimize your equipment weight while walking and help to quickly pin-point problems. In conclusion, maximize your return on investment by furnishing all essential energy persons throughout your organization with a set of energy audit tools, and let’s save energy!

Mr. Donald Edwards is a member of the East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) and leads the Technology and Training Committee.

He serves as a Certified Energy Manager assigned to a high-tech industrial campus and supports the customers’ energy management policy and sustainability goals, leads Energy and Water Treasure Hunts, and has recently implemented the USDOE 50001 Ready recognition program.

Donald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Administration (MSA). He also holds a Master of Science degree in Alternative Energy Technology (MSAET) from Wayne State University.

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