Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings offers a systematic and practical analysis and design approaches for electrical distribution and utilization systems in buildings. In addition to meeting the minimal safety requirements set by the National Electrical Code (NEC), the design approach consider the life-cycle cost analysis of designing energy efficient electrical distribution systems as well as integrating renewable energy technologies into both residential and commercial buildings.
The book first provides a general overview of basic power systems commonly available in buildings. Then, detailed discussions of various components of typical building electrical distribution system are outlined through several chapters including transformers, protection devices, conductors and conduits, power and lighting panels, and motor control centers. The book includes several illustrations and numerous examples and analysis exercises are included, along with detailed design examples.
Table of Contents
2. Overview of Electrical Circuits
3. Electrical Transformers
4. Electrical Motors
5. Protection Systems
6. Branch Circuits and Feeders
7. Electrical Systems for Dwellings
8. Electrical Systems for Commercial Buildings
9. Economic Analysis of Energy Projects
10. Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems
11. Power Quality in Buildings
12. Photovoltaic Systems
13. Power Generation and Cogeneration Systems
14. Optimal Integration of Energy Efficiency with Renewable Generation
Moncef Krarti, PhD, is a professor in the Building Systems Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
"This book is unique because it combines the physical and safety basis of electrical system design and auditing with efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This combination can result in different solutions, such as conductors that are one size bigger than ampacity requirements to reduce losses and minimize life cycle cost. This book further anticipates the importance of such economic and sustainability considerations by including renewable energy and co-generation."
— Andy Walker, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
"A beautifully organized and clearly and succinctly written textbook which will be of immense value to both students and professionals interested in energy efficient building electrical systems. It fills a great technical deficiency in the domain area of energy efficient buildings since current textbooks, mostly addressed to mechanical and architectural engineering students, do not treat this topical area adequately. The book covers the whole gamut- from necessary basics of electricity to equipment such as motors and lighting, and then on to more advanced topics such as security systems and power quality issues. Chapters on photovoltaics and cogeneration systems along with case studies are also very pertinent. The clear explanations along with numerous solved examples and end of chapter problems make it a most appropriate textbook for widespread classroom adoption."
— T. Agami Reddy, Arizona State University, USA
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