- Author : Donald Wulfinghoff
- Publisher : Energy Inst Press
- Release Date : 1999
- Genre: Technology & Engineering
- Pages : 1531
- ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003042521
Energy Efficiency Manual Book Description :
Energy Efficiency Manual, by Donald Wulfinghoff, is the new comprehensive reference & how-to-book for energy conservation in commercial buildings, residential buildings & industrial plants. It combines the features of encyclopedia, textbook & practical field manual. This handbook details 400 actions for conserving energy in design, construction, retrofit, operation & maintenance. They cover heating & cooling efficiency, water conservation, insulation, air leakage, lighting, daylighting, solar heating & industrial equipment. The second part explains renewable energy sources, passive solar, wind energy, geothermal heat pumps, energy conservation codes, environmentally safe refrigerants, energy management computers & building automation systems, electricity rates, high efficiency motors, boilers, air conditioning equipment, fans, pumps, insulation, high efficiency lamps, thermostats, time controls & many other topics. Written as an easy conversation with readers of all backgrounds, it is packed with ratings, tips, illustrations & examples that make it easy to find the right conservation measures for every application. The clear non-mathematical presentation is for everyone from homeowners to architects, engineers, contractors, property managers, plant operators, business owners, financial managers, energy auditors, public utilities, students & faculty. Environmental protection, comfort, health & safety are major themes. Learn how to improve indoor air quality & avoid "sick building syndrome."