Simple Solutions to Energy Calculations, Fourth Edition

Richard R. Vaillencourt

December 10, 2007 by Fairmont Press
Reference - 225 Pages
ISBN 9781420073270 - CAT# FP7327

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  • Provides a blueprint for controlling energy use in buildings
  • Simplifies complex energy saving calculations
  • Discusses how to determine if investing time and money into an undeveloped project is the right decision
  • Covers all aspects of energy use in buildings, from lights and insulation to fans and pumps
  • Summary

    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.

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