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
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.
Table of Contents
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