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Residential Energy Auditing and Improvement By Stan Harbuck, Donna Harbuck
eBook (ePub): $99.99
Here is your complete guide to the effective practice of residential energy auditing, covering in detail the specific procedures, techniques and standards practiced within the profession today. The... More > book is intended for use as an educational resource by energy auditors or residential retrofitters, whether working in a weatherization program or in the private arena. Specific topics include the house as a system, the auditor's tools, weatherization, sealants, insulation and barriers, retrofitting, heating and cooling, base load, and new construction. The content of this book is also designed to serve as a preparatory vehicle for auditors seeking to achieve several professional certifications, including programs offered by BPI, RESNET-HERS, DOE/NREL and AEE. Appendices provide a wealth of valuable information, covering weatherization standards and calculations, math basics, conversion tables, climate data, insulation assessments, utility bill interpretation and more.< Less
Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook By Steve Doty, P.E., C.E.M.
eBook (ePub): $94.99
This practical desk reference for energy engineers and managers is designed to serve as a comprehensive resource for performing energy audits in commercial facilities. Although there are no... More > "typical" commercial buildings, the book begins with the premise that when commercial facilities are subdivided into categories based on business type, many useful patterns can be identified that become generally applicable to the performance of an effective energy audit. Hence, discussion of procedures and guidelines is provided for a wide range of business and building types, such as schools and colleges, hospitals and medical facilities, grocery stores, laboratories, lodging, apartment buildings, office buildings, retail, public safety, data centers, libraries, laundries, warehouses, etc. All focal areas of the building energy audit and assessment are covered, including building envelope, lighting, HVAC, controls, heat recovery, thermal storage, electrical systems and utilities.< Less
Handbook of Energy Audits, 8th edition By Terry Niehus, P.E., C.E.M., Al Thumann, P.E., C.E.M., William J. Younger, C.E.M. C.B.E.P.
eBook (ePub): $99.99
This best-selling handbook is the most comprehensive and practical reference available on energy auditing in buildings and industry. This latest edition includes revisions throughout covering ASHRAE... More > Level 1 and 2 energy audits, as well as a new chapter on water conservation. Topics include energy assessment and computer software that will guide you in planning and carrying out a thorough and accurate energy audit of any type of facility, including electrical, mechanical and building systems analysis. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide you through accounting procedures, rate of return and life cycle cost analysis. Also covered is information on understanding your utility bill and using that knowledge to trim your energy costs. Loaded with forms, checklists and handy working aids, this book is must reading for anyone responsible for conducting or overseeing a facility energy audit.< Less
Handbook of Energy Audits, 9th Edition By Albert Thumann, P.E., C.E.M., Terry Niehus, P.E., C.E.M., William Younger, C.E.M.
eBook (ePub): $99.99
This best-selling handbook is the most comprehensive and practical reference available on energy auditing in buildings and industry. Completely edited throughout, this latest edition includes new... More > chapters on investment grade energy audits and retro-commissioning audits, as well as new information on ISO 50001 and the Superior Energy Performance program. Topics include energy assessment, utility bill analysis, and the latest computer software available to guide you in planning and carrying out a thorough, accurate audit of any type of facility. Clear instructions guide you through accounting procedures, rate of return, and life cycle cost analysis. Loaded with forms, checklists and handy working aids, this book is must reading for anyone responsible for conducting or overseeing a facility energy audit.< Less
Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers By S. Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M.
eBook (ePub): $99.99
The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of important principles in the fields of finance and accounting relevant to energy engineering projects, bridging the gap between the typical... More > business school "MBA" knowledge and its application in project management responsibilities. It is written to serve as a self study guide for energy engineers, technicians and technical managers who either lack formal training the finance, account and engineering economics or simply need a means to refresh their knowledge in these subjects. Many technical managers feel inadequately equipped to understand certain important finance and accounting principles, yet these principles are important in interfacing and conducting business with accountants, financial analysts and upper management. This book provides a resource to fill this gap, and to equip energy engineering professionals with the ability to employ decision making skills founded on financial calculations and quantitative analysis.< Less
Creating a Strategic Energy Reduction Plan By Scott Offermann
eBook (ePub): $99.99
This book provides a simple, easily followed process for auditing building operations in order to identify and reduce energy consumption. The crucial steps of this process involve assessing the... More > facility's current conditions, understanding and analyzing the operational and cost-based opportunities, reporting the findings, and then documenting the plan. The book discusses the full scope of building components and systems, including how each impacts energy efficiency, and then goes on to describe the operational energy efficiencies that can be gained by implementing no-cost changes or alternative maintenance activities already funded. Capital improvement opportunities, along with evaluating return on investment and life cycle replacement of equipment are also covered. The four step process described in this book will serve as a valuable tool for every building operator seeking to improve facility energy performance.< Less
Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers By S. Bobby Rauf
eBook (ePub): $99.99
The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of important principles and concepts in the field of thermodynamics, written in a fashion that makes this abstract and complex subject easy to... More > comprehend. Concepts and principles are presented in a way which also will allow many non-engineering professionals with some math background to follow the material and gain useful knowledge. Thermodynamic topics including enthalpy, entropy, latent and sensible heat, heats of fusion, and heat of sublimation are clearly presented. Also covered are phases of substances, the law of conservation of energy, SFEE, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, ideal gas law, and respective mathematical statements. The author provides an examination of specific thermodynamic processes, as well as heat and power cycles such Rankine, Carnot and the differences between them. Case studies illustrate various thermodynamics principles, and each chapter concludes with a list of questions or problems for self assessment.< Less
Energy Centered Management: A Guide to Reducing Energy Consumption and Cost By Marvin T. Howell
eBook (ePub): $99.99
This practical, hands-on reference is designed to serve as a guide for any organization in planning, developing, and implementing an optimally effective energy cost reduction and management program.... More > The information presented is intended, first, to facilitate the achievement of energy reduction deployment (ERD) which includes top management, all employees and onsite contractors. Although ERD, implemented by itself, can indeed render significant energy reductions, the book then goes on to show you how to accomplish even greater savings by putting in place an energy centered management system (ECMS) which can identify and address additional critical sources of preventable energy waste. It also clarifies specific measures necessary to conform to the ISO 50001 energy management standard. The author has included a useful checklist, information on how to perform an internal audit or self-inspection, and tips on the best ways to create an overall energy awareness organizational culture.< Less
Guide to Energy Management: Eighth Edition By Barney L. Capehart, Ph.D., C.E.M., Wayne C. Turner, Ph.D. P.E., C.E.M., William J. Kennedy, Ph.D., P.E.
eBook (ePub): $99.99
Completely revised and edited throughout, includes four new chapters covering electrical distribution systems; motors and drives; building commissioning; and the impact of human behavior on facility... More > energy management. Also updated are chapters on lighting, HVAC systems, web based building automation and control systems, green buildings, and greenhouse gas management. This book examines the fundamental objectives of energy management, and illustrates techniques and tools proven effective for achieving results. Guide to Energy Management continues as one of the leading educational resources and is the most widely used college and university textbook on the topic, as well as for professional development training, with well over 17,000 energy professionals having used it for training. Additional topics covered include energy auditing, electrical distribution systems, boilers, steam distribution systems, control systems, energy systems, insulation, compressed air, renewable energy sources and water management.< Less
Energy and Analytics: Big Data & Technology Integration By John J. “Jack” McGowan, CEM
eBook (ePub): $99.99
The goal of this book is to provide an energy manager's master reference for learning how to leverage "big data" style analytics to manage and coordinate the key issues in both energy... More > supply and demand for a facility - and thereby to offer a more holistic approach for optimizing energy-related facility performance. The author provides the reader with a detailed explanation of the underlying systems technologies which enable big data in buildings, and how these technologies can be utilized to provide added cost benefit from energy efficiency, onsite solar and electricity markets. The book was written to serve as a primer on building automation systems (BAS) standards, web services, and electricity markets and programs, providing a complete tutorial on energy analytics hardware, software and internet-enabled offerings which successful energy managers must understand today.< Less