Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Efficient Use and Conservation Of Energy discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy in the Industrial Sector; Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy in Buildings; Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy in the Transportation Sector; Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy in the Agricultural Sector; Using Demand-Side Management to Select Energy Efficient Technologies and Programs . These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Clark Gellings’ 30-year career in energy spans from hands-on wiring in factories and homes to the design of lighting and energy systems to his invention of “demand-side management” (DSM). Mr. Gellings coined the term DSM and developed the accompanying DSM framework, guidebooks, and models now in use throughout the world. He provides leadership in EPRI, an organization that is second in the world only to the Department of Energy (in dollars) in the development of energy efficiency technologies. Mr. Gellings has demonstrated a unique ability to understand what energy customers want and need and then implement systems to develop and deliver a set of R&D programs to meet the challenge. Among Mr. Gellings’ most significant accomplishments is his success in leading a team with an outstanding track record in forging tailored collaborations—alliances among utilities, industry associations, government agencies, and academia—to leverage R&D dollars for the maximum benefit.
Mr. Gellings has published 10 books, more than 400 articles, and has presented papers at numerous conferences. Some of his many honors include seven awards in lighting design and the Bernard Price Memorial Lecture Award of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. He has been elected a fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He won the 1992 DSM Achiever of the Year Award of the Association of Energy Engineers for having invented DSM. He has served as an advisor to the U.S. Congress Office of Technical Assessment panel on energy efficiency, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the California Institute for Energy Efficiency