2nd Edition

Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings

By Moncef Krarti Copyright 2023
    580 Pages 232 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    520 Pages 232 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings, Second Edition offers a systematic and practical approaches to design and analyze electrical distribution and utilization systems in buildings. It considers safety and energy efficiency, while also focusing on sustainability and resiliency, to design electrical distribution systems for buildings.

    In addition, the second edition provides guidelines on how to design electrified and energy-resilient buildings. Utilizing energy efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency as important criteria, this book discusses how to meet the minimal safety requirements, set by the National Electrical Code (NEC), to select electrical power systems for buildings. It also considers the impact of building electrification on the design of electrical power systems. The second edition features a new chapter on the optimal design energy-efficient and resilient power systems. In addition, this book includes new end-of-chapter problems, examples, and case studies to enhance and reinforce student understanding.

    This book is intended for senior undergraduate mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering students taking courses in Electrical Systems for Buildings and Design of Building Electrical Systems.

    Instructors will be able to utilize an updated solutions manual and figure slides for their course.

    1. Introduction. 2. Overview of Electrical Circuits. 3. Electrical Transformers. 4. Electrical Motors. 5. Protection Systems. 6. Branch Circuits and Feeders. 7. Electrical Systems for Dwelling. 8. Electrical Systems for Commercial Buildings. 9. Economic Analysis of Energy Projects. 10. Energy Efficient Electrical Systems. 11. Power Quality in Buildings. 12. Design of Solar PV Systems. 13. Power Combined Heat and Power Systems. 14. Optimal Design Energy Efficient and Resilient Power Systems. Appendix A: Conversion Factors.


    Moncef Krarti is the Professor and Coordinator for the Building Systems Program in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado. He has vast experience in designing, testing, and assessing innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies applied to buildings. He has directed several projects in designing energy efficient buildings including innovative mechanical and electrical energy systems. Prof. Krarti has published over 250 technical journals and handbook chapters in various fields related to energy efficiency and energy management of the built environment. Moreover, he has published several books on building energy efficient systems. He taught courses related to building electrical systems for over 20 years in the US and abroad. He is currently the director of an industrial university collaborative research center on building energy smart technologies.

    As part of his activities as a professor at the University of Colorado, he has been managing the research activities of an energy management center at the University of Colorado 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. Dr. Krarti has an extensive experience in promoting building energy efficiency technologies and policies overseas, including the development of building energy codes and energy efficiency training programs in several countries, including Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Egypt and collaborative research with over ten countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.