Energy Auditing Practices: A Guide to Benchmarking, Auditing, and Retrofitting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Buildings is a comprehensive guide to the entire energy auditing process, from benchmarking and developing energy conservation goals to implementing system changes and verifying the results. This textbook complements a HVAC technician's skills by extending them to working on energy conservation measures in both residential and commercial/industrial buildings.
The latest version of a bestselling reference, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, contains the latest material on energy planning and policy, with a focus on renewable and sustainable energy sources. It also examines nuclear energy and its place in future energy systems, includes a chapter on natural gas, and provides extensive coverage of energy storage for numerous forms of energy generation. The text also provides energy supply, demand, and pricing factor projections for the future.
Provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of "green" homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction.
Easily comprehensible to undergraduates in civil, structural, and environmental engineering; graduate students and researchers; town planners; and architects worldwide, the content of this book not only comes from courses on energy efficient buildings taught by the authors, but also from new and original research. This definitive resource has an enduring appeal for all those concerned with green structures.
The new edition of a bestseller, this book is one of the leading educational resources for energy manager or energy professional as well as new people enter the field of energy management and energy engineering. It is the most widely used college and university textbook, as well as one of the most widely used books for professional development training. New topics include energy auditing, energy bills, life cycle costing, electrical distribution systems, boilers, steam distribution systems, control systems and computers, energy systems maintenance, insulation, compressed air, renewable energy sources and water management, distributed generation, and creating green buildings.
The book explores how natural systems can significantly reduce the requirements for energy to heat, cool, ventilate, and illuminate our buildings. Nature can also provide the inspiration for more efficient structures, use of new materials, and radical reductions in waste. Architects and engineers now have access on their desktops to the latest generation of low-cost (or free) computer software. These tools enable modeling and analysis of design options at a level of sophistication inconceivable at the dawn of the green building revolution, only 20 years ago. The guidance provided in this book aims to help deliver the next generation of sustainable buildings—fit not only for the planet but for the people who occupy them.