Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment

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9780965792677: Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment

This is the primary reference, how-to guide, and sourcebook for energy conservation. It lets you improve efficiency and save money in all types of buildings and plants, ranging from individual houses to commercial buildings to large institutions and industrial plants. It is organized around 400 logically grouped energy conservation actions, presented in language that everyone understands.

It's for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, manages property, operates energy systems, designs, builds, and values conservation and the environment. It's loaded with features that help you quickly find the right information for each application. "Ratings" and "Selection Scorecards" identify your best conservation opportunities. "Traps & Tricks" ensure success. "Economics" estimate savings and costs. It has been acclaimed by professional and non-technical users. Publishers Weekly says it "answers just about any question [from] homeowner, plant manager, energy policy guru ... as practically useful as it is informative." 830 photographs and drawings illustrate the methods. Hundreds of examples give you a feel for real applications. A complete index makes it easy to find every topic and term.

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Energy Conservation/Environment

Cut Energy Costs and Protect the Environment while Improving Comfort, Safety, And Reliability. The Energy Efficiency Manual helps you to:

Find the Right Improvements for Your Building or Plant. The Energy Efficiency Manual is the most complete resource for finding efficiency improvements. Use the handy Ratings and Selection Scorecards to quickly find the best measures for your facility, rank them in order of priority, and develop an optimum program.

Become an Expert in Each Subject. Each Measure supplies the specialized information you need. Reference Notes broaden your knowledge of utility rates, high-efficiency motors, variable-speed drives, environmentally safe refrigerants, lighting technology, energy management computers, people sensors, and many other vital subjects.

Avoid Expensive Mistakes. Each Measure includes Traps & Tricks to guide you around pitfalls that can spoil your work. You get tips gained from practical experience that minimize effort, save cost, and protect your savings in the long term.

At last! Twenty years in preparation, this manual organizes the entire field of energy efficiency using 400 logically grouped Measures, with hundreds of examples and illustrations. Experts find the detail they want. Beginners appreciate the clear, non-mathematical presentation.

"A phenomenal achievement. This is the best organized, most complete guide presently available for making buildings and plants efficient and reliable. It breaks new ground in showing management how to reduce utility costs." -- Henry A. Borger, former Secretary, Federal Construction Council of the National Academy of Sciences

"Provides professional, practical, detailed guidance for today's real world. Helps you obtain the optimum combination of efficiency and investment potential, whether in design, installation, operation, maintenance, or management." -- Clinton W. Phillips, PE, engineering consultant, past President, ASHRAE

"Industry has been waiting for this book. It covers everything from the simplest activities and equipment modifications to sophisticated design improvements. Plant operators and designers will use it continually." -- Charles A. Wood, paper industry engineer

"An invaluable resource. You need this book to do thorough energy audits and to make efficiency improvements with confidence." -- Sean J. Gallagher, school system energy specialist

About the Author:

Donald Wulfinghoff is a professional engineer, licensed stationary engineer, certified automotive mechanic, and licensed broadcast engineer. Thousands have attended his courses on energy conservation at George Washington University, his presentations at industry conferences, and his seminars about conservation and energy management. He is a founder of the ASHRAE Energy Awards design competition. He has developed efficiency programs for hundreds of facilities. He served on panels of the National Academy of Sciences devoted to improving engineering practice. He serves as a construction industry arbitrator-mediator. He is president of Wulfinghoff Energy Services, Inc., which he established to advance the standards of performance in energy conservation. He devoted twenty years to writing the Energy Efficiency Manual.

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