Richard Niese

Track B: Energy Auditing
Thu/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mechanical Engineer
World Energy Innovations
United States
Speaker
Holistic Energy Audits for Electrification

For businesses looking to reduce onsite use of fossil fuels and transition to electric alternates, a holistic approach is required. This presentation will review strategies for energy audits to allow for efficient transitions to electric alternatives.

Rick Niese is a mechanical engineer for World Energy Innovations with a background in energy, thermal systems, and power generation. Rick develops concept designs for energy savings projects utilizing WEI’s technologies and specialized solutions and has implemented them for multiple industrial and manufacturing plants, food and beverage operations, and healthcare facilities.

In his role as a Concept Designer, he studies the details of a customer’s energy profile to separate energy needed from energy purchased. This analysis leads to identifying opportunities to reduce energy usage and improve process operations. Integrated into the startup team for projects he has designed, Rick is responsible for seeing projects through from initial identification to final commissioning which ensures that the original design intent of the project is realized by the customer. In addition, through WEI’s Monitor and Verification program, Rick continues to sustain and improve the operation for the years to follow.

Rick is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has fourteen years’ experience in the energy industry.

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