Project Description

What is Energy Engineering

Energy engineering

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Energy Engineering is all about reducing the World’s energy consumption. Energy is the building blocks of everything and is required to build or power anything that is used in the World. Engineering applied to the energy sector focuses on increasing the energy efficiency of machinery, companies and households. Energy Engineers achieve the energy saving through clever building designs, better use of materials and through renewable energy devices. Engineers often conduct building audits and inspections to first identify where energy can be saved. They use light level meters, thermo guns and data logging to measure the energy losses.

Energy Engineers are usually qualified Mechanical Engineers, as most Universities do not offer dedicated energy courses. Career positions exist in food processing, large companies and manufacturing factories. Generally, frequent travel is required and a large percentage of each day is spent dealing with people in person or over the phone.