Updated with new material on thermodynamics to provide a blueprint for controlling energy use in buildings, this reference will save you countless hours doing energy feasibility studies and associated calculations. A practicing engineer, the author shares his secrets for simplifying complex energy calculations and shows how to use his unique, time-saving methods. Using concise, innovative decision-making tools, he demonstrates how to cut through the maze of detail so that you can determine whether to invest real time and money into developing details on a project under consideration. Key topics covered include the walk-through audit, lighting, pumps, fans, motors, insulation, fuel switching, heat recovery, HVAC, and energy myths. The book also supplies a summary of energy calculations and an appendix of the author’s retrofit rules.
The Walk-Through Audit
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Summary of Calculations
Energy Myths & Magic
Appendix: Richard’s Retrofit Rules Index
"That it is written by an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer with a great deal of practical experience shines out from this book which, whilst firmly based on fundamentals looks for and provides straight forward ways of making engineering decisions using simple calculations."
– In International Journal of Ambient Energy, October 2008, Vol. 29, No. 4