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November 13, 2011
Register today for an important new ASME Public Course, Principles and Applications of Sustainable Energy - Now and In the Future - which debuts at ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition.
This one-day course will focus on the historical and future context in which Mechanical Engineers innovate and manage issues and risks. Presented as a mixture of lecture, discussion workshops and exercises, the morning session focuses on the background, context and challenges to popular expectations of green technologies and the transition to clean energy, while the afternoon delivers an introduction to sustainable energy systems engineering tools.
Critical Course Topics
- The global energy system and realistic expectations of future energy supply, demand and substitution of alternative energy technologies - including peak oil, resource limits and climate change
- EROI - the bottom line of possibility
- Green technology and renewable energy substitution - myths exposed
- Assessing energy issues and risks to essential systems:
- Building energy services - residential and commercial
- Industrial, construction, manufacturing, processing energy
- Auditing - developing action plans
- Economics and technology of peak demand, interruptible load, load leveling and distributed generation
- Transition Engineering and Strategic Analysis primer
Susan Krumdieck, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, has performed research on energy transition since 1985, and has taught Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering for the past ten years. Dr. Krumdieck has frequently challenged the field and policymakers to take on sustainability as a moral imperative, much in the same way safety engineering and environmental engineering challenge embedded profiteering and complacency.
Frank Kreith, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has distinguished life-long achievements and contributions in heat transfer, solar energy, and energy efficiency. A renowned expert who has worked to integrate economic, environmental and social policies together with energy technology development, Professor Kreith has also concentrated on conservation and efficiency as key aspects of the transition to renewable energy.
Cost of Course:
List Price: $400
Participants earn 0.8 CEUs and 8 PDHs