Energy Conservation
Enhancement Project

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and its contractor, University of Southwestern Louisiana, are pleased to provide these Energy Curriculum Guides as part of the Energy Conservation Enhancement Project. This program provides for the enhancement of energy education curriculum materials that were developed for selected courses in the state's vocational-technical schools. This material will increase the knowledge of energy conservation / efficiency techniques of those who will work in building trades. This working knowledge will enhance the students' opportunity for employment as well.

As part of the "Energy Conservation Enhancement Project," the Department of Natural Resources, through its Energy Section, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana are striving to provide a working knowledge of energy conservation / efficiency techniques to the individuals in the building trades or soon to enter the building trades. We hope these guides will help these people and all who visit this Internet site in your energy saving education.

The contents of this electronic manual are offered as guidance. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Energy, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, sub-contractors, or their employees, and all technical sources referenced in this manual do not (a) make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information contained in this manual, or that the use of any information, apparatus, method, or process disclosed in this manual may not infringe on privately owned rights; (b) assume any liabilities with information, apparatus, methods or processes disclosed in this manual. This electronic manual does not reflect official views or policies of the mentioned institutions. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendations for use.

The Energy Conservation Enhancement Project is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Energy Section, and is funded 100% ($82,280) with oil overcharge funds from Exxon Settlement as approved by the U. S. Department of Energy.

Project Administrator:
James W. Comeaux
Associate Professor (Retired)
Department of Industrial Technology
University of Southwestern Louisiana
P.O. Box 42972
Lafayette, LA, 70504-2972 USA

Webmaster & Compiler:
Merlin Bodin
Technical Consultant
email address;

Joan Ibert Guidry
Student: Computer Engineering

Program Manager:
Mr. Harvey J. Landry Jr.
Office of the Secretary / Technology Assessment Division
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 94396
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396
email address;

Comments or questions to: TechAsmt@LA.GOV