ENERGY MANAGEMENT EDUCATION – SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Energy Management – a must need of today’s environment. Energy management is a single term but it has a broad meaning in itself. It is the process of monitoring, controlling, and conserving energy in an efficient way. It refers to the practice of saving power in home, businesses, offices and institutes. Everybody should learn the basic phenomenon of -Energy Management’ to save nature and forging the Earth a better place to live in. Everyone knows what is energy? In simple words it can be best defined as -It is the capacity for doing work-. Meaning, no energy-no work !! So to conserve energy we should learn fundamental concept of energy management. Energy management includes planning and operation of energy-related production and consumption units. Main objectives of energy management are resource conservation, energy conservation and cost savings. It includes using energy in an efficient manner without wasting it. The VDI Guideline 4602 released a definition as : -Energy management is the proactive, organized and systematic coordination of procurement, conversion, distribution and use of energy to meet the requirements, taking into account environmental and economic objectives-
Energy Education – a way to proper energy management The demand and supply of energy changes from time to time. The complex relationship among the demand and supply for energy and environment, are all part of the process of planning and managing a cost-effective sustainable development. Energy education leads to efficient energy use to sustain the future needs. Educating for energy, leading to Sustainable energy Development, needs to be at the core and an integral part of all school programs. It is the responsibility of all teachers to increasing the awareness, values, skills, and understanding needed to create a just and sustainable future. There are many professional options in energy education. Every year large no. of engineers are getting attracted toward this field of clean energy education sector. It is vital for our next generation to have a safe and healthy environment living. Education and Energy projects should be executed in every schools and organizations of the world and it is our sole duty to support and actively participate in energy education awareness programs. Who to Call ? One organization that has taken the responsibility of energy management education, is DriveChange. It is an organization that works to make the world a better place for all. DriveChange, based in Singapore has executed Education and Energy projects in schools and organizations in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. DriveChange has been awarded a grant to pilot an energy program for the Singapore government. The team at DriveChange is a balanced blend of educators, engineers and business associates. Visit http://drivechange.in for more information.