Energy – its source, security, price, and the efficiency of its use, are increasingly important issues for a diverse range of people.
Energy: Management, Supply and Conservation is a comprehensive text dealing with the theory and practice of the supply of energy, energy management and auditing, and the design of sustainable energy facilities. It considers the systems needed to create low-energy, sustainable buildings, including passive solar design, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning, and combined heat and power. In addition the book includes substantial sections on renewable energy, transport energy, and energy economics. This new edition includes the latest in alternate-energy technology, for example wind turbines and solar panels as well as updating important energy values and statistics.
The book’s readable style, along with its many figures, tables and worked examples make it an ideal text for courses on energy management, environmental engineering, architectural engineering and building services engineering. It will also be useful as a definitive handbook for professionals in the environmental, construction, utilities and facilities management sectors, as well as being of interest to those involved in sustainability economics and environmental policy making.
Table of Contents
1. Energy and the Environment 2. Utility Companies and Energy Supply 3. Competition in Energy Supply 4. Energy Analysis Techniques 5. Energy Audits and Surveys 6. Project Investment Appraisal 7. Energy Monitoring, Targeting and Waste Avoidance 8. Energy Efficient Heating 9. Waste Heat Recovery 10. Combined Heat and Power 11. Energy Efficient Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation 12. Energy Efficient Electrical Services 13. Passive Solar and Low Energy Building Design Appendices. Index