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Residential Energy Auditing and Improvement By Stan Harbuck, Donna Harbuck
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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.
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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
North American Energy Audit Program Best Practices By Christopher Russell
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This report presents the results of a survey conducted in late 2009 of 15 North American energy audit program coordinators and energy audit experts. It also references three recently published... More > program-specific evaluation reports. Survey respondents represent programs that have collectively provided over 18,000 energy audits of all description. This investigation studies programs that offer energy audits as a means for advancing energy efficiency policy goals. An energy audit is a profile of energy consumption, use, and waste in a building or industrial production process. Energy audits are provided by many utilities and government agencies not only as a service to customers, but as a way to facilitate public policies for waste reduction and pollution prevention. Survey respondents provided valuable lessons learned in the design, promotion, conduct, and evaluation of energy audit programs. This report summarizes those findings with additional comments and analysis by the author.< 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.
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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.
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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
Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook 2nd Edition By Steve Doty, PE, CEM
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Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook 2nd Edition
ALSIP126 - Facilities Audit 2011 By Emil Mastandrea
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The intent of this document is to serve as a point of reference for Alsip, Hazelgreen, Oak Lawn School District #126 regarding their various facilities. The compilation of the following information... More > will allow the school district to make better informed decisions when planning and executing future projects. The formation of this long-range plan recognizes the fact that each of the interventions to their facilities is working together towards a common goal. Whether it is the renovation of a classroom, the renewal of a roofing system, or the replacement of a heating plant, these actions in aggregate are working toward improving the overall energy performance of the facility as well as the overall quality of the built environment for the students and staff.< Less
ALSIP126 - Facilities Audit 2011 By Emil Mastandrea
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The intent of this document is to serve as a point of reference for Alsip, Hazelgreen, Oak Lawn School District #126 regarding their various facilities. The compilation of the following information... More > will allow the school district to make better informed decisions when planning and executing future projects. The formation of this long-range plan recognizes the fact that each of the interventions to their facilities is working together towards a common goal. Whether it is the renovation of a classroom, the renewal of a roofing system, or the replacement of a heating plant, these actions in aggregate are working toward improving the overall energy performance of the facility as well as the overall quality of the built environment for the students and staff.< Less
Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers By S. Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M.
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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
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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