Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: Alberto FICHERA

Expected Learning Outcomes

This course covers the fundamental principles and policies used in energy management. Students will learn the importance of monitoring and controlling energy consumption in industry competitions and how to develop and implement energy management programs and conduct energy audits. The course deals with the efficiency of industrial technologies and those for the air conditioning of systems. Particular attention will be given to energy management systems and their implementation following the ISO 50001 system as a model.

Course Structure

Lectures will be given in classroom or, if conditions would require it, they will be available on-line or in mixed modality.

Students must attend at least 70% of the course lectures. It is mandatory the subscription to the course on the webpage on

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Detailed Course Content

  1. The energy managemet system. the energy audit. The analysis of energy data.The energy planning. The energy monitoring and targeting. The energy efficency in industrial systems. The energy manangement in the industrial process.  

Textbook Information

  1. Craig B. Smith, Kelly E. Parmenteri, ENERGY MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES, 2016 Elsevier
  2. Robin Kent, Energy Management in Plastics Processing, 2016, Elsevier.
  3. Marvin T. Howell, Effective Implementation of an ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS), 2014 ASQ Quality Press.

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Introduction to Energy Management Text 1: Cap 1, Cap 2 
2The Energy Management System Text  2 Cap 1, Testo 3 Cap1-7
3The Energy Audit Text 2 Cap 4 e 6
4The Energy Data Analysis Text 2 Cap 2
5The Energy Plan Text 2 Cap 3 
6The Monitoring, Targeting and Reporting Text 2 Cap 3
7The Energy Management of the Services in industry Text 2 Cap 4
8The Energy Management of the Processing in industry Text 2 Cap 5
9The Energy Management of the Operations in industry Text 2 Cap  6
10The Energy Management of the Site in industry  Testo 2 Cap  7