This curriculum module on Farm Energy Audits addresses energy audits and energy management plans on farms. Topics include discussion of the purposes of energy audits, a review of different types of audits, methodologies and standards that apply to on-farm energy audits.
Link to all of the Northeast Farm Energy IQ Curriculum, developed by Extension specialists from Penn State, Rutgers and University of Vermont.
This is part of the Farm Energy Efficiency Curriculum Series: Farm Energy Efficiency Principles | Energy Audits | EE for Dairy Farms | EE for Greenhouses | EE for Fruit Production | EE for Field Crop Production | EE for Direct Market Farms
This module includes:
- Farm Energy Audits – Module Overview.pdf – instructions for presentations to Ag Service Providers (ASP) and Farmers
- Farm Energy Audits – ASP Presentation.pdf
- Farm Energy Audits – ASP Presentation Outline.pdf
- Farm Energy Audits – ASP Handouts.pdf
Video of ASP presentation – Farm Energy Audits – Tom Manning; by Rutgers CPE Media Productions
- Farm Energy Audits – Farmer Presentation.pdf Farmer Presentation Slides
- Farm Energy Audits – Farmer Presentation Outline.pdf Farmer Presentation Outline
- Farm Energy Audits – Farmer Handouts.pdf Farmer Handout
- Resources for educators, service providers, and farmers:
Module Author: Tom Manning is an Agricultural Engineer with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University. He has worked extensively on improving the energy performance of systems and structures by increasing efficiencies and incorporating new energy sources and innovative energy conversion technologies. He is currently working on developing techniques for monitoring, understanding and improving energy use in agricultural operations.
If you wish to adapt these curriculum materials for your own educational purposes, please contact the Module Author for permission and files: