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Track B: Low Carbon Strategies for the Industrial Sector
Tue/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mechanical Engineer
Worthington Energy Innovations
United States
Speaker
Summer HVAC Ventilation Strategies and Low Carbon Heating Systems

When it comes to lowering a facilities’ carbon footprint, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each facility has unique processes, energy profiles, and utility systems. The goal of lowering carbon footprint is easily stated but the specifics of how to achieve that goal can feel abstract or overwhelming. Worthington Energy Innovations (WEI) teams closely with the key stakeholders to implement alternative technologies, transforming how an industrial facility is supported by their utility systems with low carbon designs.

This session will demonstrate strategies in energy efficiency that reduce carbon footprint. These include facility HVAC (strategies for maintaining a low carbon footprint while guaranteeing space conditions within the plant) and energy efficient heating systems (exploring a variety of sources and their overall impact).

Richard (Rick) Niese, PE, is a Mechanical Engineer for Worthington Energy Innovations with a background in energy, thermal systems and power generation. Along with the WEI design team, Rick develops engineered solutions for energy savings projects utilizing WEI’s technologies and specialized solutions. Rick has implemented projects for multiple industrial manufacturing plants, as well as food/beverage manufacturers, healthcare facilities, and military bases.

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.

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

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