Ricci is a chemical
engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH and has been working in
energy-related research for 13 years. His current work focuses on the modeling
of thermal systems and the development of systems-level energy management
approaches. These approaches seek to optimize the energy profile of facilities
and campuses with respect to both energy consumption and cost by identifying
opportunities for increased energy efficiency, incorporating utility data into
advanced multi-building control systems, and assessing the technical and
economic feasibility of investments in onsite source power for long-term cost
Life would be easier if one
could apply the same solution to every campus grappling with energy efficiency.
Well, you can, but it may not save any money. Instead, learn about this firm’s
four-stage process for intelligent energy management. Whether the installation
is military, academic, or commercial in nature, success starts with an accurate
campus energy profile that will drive subsequent decisions through O&M
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