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3rd Edition

Energy Audit of Building Systems
An Engineering Approach, Third Edition

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ISBN 9780367820466
December 2, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
640 Pages - 275 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Updated to include recent advances, this third edition presents strategies and analysis methods for conserving energy and reducing operating costs in residential and commercial buildings.

The book explores the latest approaches to measuring and improving energy consumption levels, with calculation examples and case studies. It covers field testing, energy simulation, and retrofit analysis of existing buildings. It examines subsystems - such as lighting, heating, and cooling - and techniques needed for accurately evaluating them.

Auditors, managers, and students of energy systems will find this to be an invaluable resource for their work.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Energy Audits. 2. Utility Rate Structures. 3. Economic Analysis of Energy Projects. 4. Building Energy Analysis Tools. 5. Building Electrical Systems. 6. Building Envelope Systems. 7. Secondary HVAC Systems. 8. Primary HVAC Systems. 9. Distributed Energy Systems. 10. Energy Management Control Systems. 11. Smart Building Energy Systems. 12. Domestic Hot Water Systems. 13. Retrofit Analysis for Communities and Cities. 14. Energy Productivity Analysis. 15. Measurement and Verification Methods. Appendix A: Conversion Factors. Appendix B: Weather Data.

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Moncef Krarti has a vast experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies applied to buildings. He graduated from University of Colorado with both MS and PhD in Civil Engineering. Prof. Krarti directed several projects in designing energy efficient buildings with integrated renewable energy systems. He has published over 250 technical journals and handbook chapters in various fields related to energy efficiency, distribution generation, and demand side management for the built environment. Moreover, he has published several books on building energy efficient systems. Prof. Krarti is a Fellow member to the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the largest international professional society. He is the founding editor of the ASME Journal of Sustainable Buildings & Cities Equipment and Systems. Prof. Krarti has taught several different courses related to building energy systems for over 20 years in the US and abroad. As a professor at the University of Colorado, Prof. Krarti has been managing the research activities of an energy management center at the school with an emphasis of testing and evaluating the performance of mechanical and electrical systems for residential and commercial buildings. He has also helped the development of similar energy efficiency centers in other countries including Brazil, Mexico, and Tunisia. In addition, Prof. Krarti has an extensive experience in promoting building energy technologies and policies overseas, including the establishment of energy research centers, the development of building energy codes, and the delivery of energy training programs in several countries.