Energy-Efficient Building Systems

Green Strategies for Operation and Maintenance

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Date

November 20, 2006

Format

Hardback, 288 pages

ISBN

0071482822 / 9780071482820

$

Your Price

90.00



Overview


Main description

Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption

Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results.

From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems…to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency…identifying promising new solutions…evaluating their feasibility…and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables building professionals to:

  • Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system
  • Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building
  • Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions
  • Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings
  • Review real-world examples of successful green building projects

    Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide

    • Energy Management and Energy Auditing • Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems • Boilers and Heating Systems • Pumping Systems • Cooling Towers • Air Handling and Distribution Systems • Lighting Systems • Building Electrical Systems • Building Automation Systems • Building Envelope


    Table of contents

    PrefaceAbbreviations and Terms UsedChapter 1: Energy Management and Energy AuditingChapter 2: Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller SystemsChapter 3: Boilers and Heating SystemsChapter 4: Pumping SystemsChapter 5: Cooling TowersChapter 6: Air Handling and Distribution SystemsChapter 7: Lighting SystemsChapter 8: Building Electrical SystemsChapter 9: Building Automation SystemsChapter 10: Building EnvelopeBibliographyAppendix A: Reference Data for Boiler OperationsAppendix B: Enthalpy of Moist AirIndex


    Author comments

    Lal Jayamahais a mechanical engineer and the director of the PREMAS Energy Centre, in Singapore. He has more than 15 years of industrial and academic experience in energy efficiency. He has been the team leader for energy audits and energy retrofit projects involving office buildings, retail malls, institution buildings, hotels, hospitals and industrial plant. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He is also a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK and the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Dr. Jayamaha has published a number of research papers and has been a key speaker at energy efficiency seminars held throughout the world. He has been a guest lecturer at the National University of Singapore for the last seven years.


    Back cover copy

    Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption in Commercial Structures

    Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results.

    This expert resource takes you step-by-step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency... identifying promising new solutions... evaluating their feasibility... and estimating actual savings.

    Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables you to:

    • Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system
    • Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building
    • Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions
    • Review real-world examples of successful green building projects

    Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide:
    * Energy Management and Energy Auditing * Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems * Boilers and Heating Systems * Pumping Systems * Cooling Towers * Air Handling and Distribution Systems * Lighting Systems * Building Electrical Systems * Building Automation Systems * Building Envelope





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