Energy audit of building systems : an engineering approach.
- Energy audit of building systems : an engineering approach.
- Krarti, Moncef
- Boca Raton : CRC, 2000
- XIX, 489 p. : ill.
- Samenvatting:" Supplies technical information, practical rules, and procedures forperforming energy audits for residential and commercial buildings" Provides a thorough review of energy efficiency improvements forbuilding systems, including the building envelope, HVAC distributionsystems, and heating/cooling power plant equipment" Describes state-of-the-art energy efficiency techniques" Includes simplified calculation methods for evaluating effectivenessof various efficiency measures." Offers examples and case studies" Addresses other building considerations, including thermal comfort,indoor air quality, and water managementIncreasing awareness of energy use-and waste-places additional onus onbuilding managers, operators, and engineers, already bearing considerableresponsibility for operating cost containment. Fortunately, research,technological developments, and practical experience provide a number ofprocedures and techniques that can make a significant impact on abuilding's energy use, And expense.Energy Audit of Building Systems offers a systematic, engineeringapproach to a wide range of measures and opportunities for saving energyand reducing operating costs in both residential and commercialbuildings. The author first provides general tools and procedures forperforming building energy audits, including economic analysis, utilityrate structures, and building energy simulation. His focus then turns tovarious subsystems, exploring the techniques and technologies that canreduce energy use or operating costs. Each chapter includes simplifiedcalculation methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of variousefficiency measures.Other books on energy efficiency and management are either out of date oroffer only qualitative descriptions of energy conservation measures.Energy Audit of Building Systems incorporates the latest energyefficiency technologies, precise calculation procedures, and virtualstep-by-step guidelines on evaluating, analyzing, and improving uponenergy efficiency, In buildings.