Misagh Daraei brings a whole other expertise to the field of alternative technologies and energy management. The Ph.D. studies in the field of energy management primarily focuses on ways of improving transmission grids for sustainable energy. Daraei’s side of research, though, focuses on energy harvesting, waste management, and energy auditing.
Daraei states, “It is critical that manufacturing companies look at the bigger picture and adopt energy efficiency practices with respect for the environment, the economy, public health, and business. I propose long-term energy saving strategies specific to the companies I represent; mainly large scale manufacturers of pulp, paper, and steel. A lot goes into consideration while formulating long-term energy saving strategies, such as what amount of time the proposed strategies will be developed for, whether we can pay off what is invested in measures of sustainability, the credibility of our sources for sustainable technologies, as well as how we will distribute costs to meet the intended goals.”
Daraei mainly evaluates the energy management standards and practices of large manufacturers. As a way to determine “cutting edge” approaches to combat the barriers in energy efficiency. Daraei’s research and practice speaks for itself. He has had success in implementing long term energy saving strategies for numerous businesses. In fact, his work has resulted in the reduction of costs and improved branding, publicity, productivity, and the overall quality of health for employees.
Daraei is currently in the process of working to increase awareness of the importance of energy management, especially for large organizations. With the threat of global warming and the supply of fossil fuel dwindling, it’s critical for companies to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate the risk of shortages and rising costs, and reduce environmental damage.