The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction project managers, procurement specialists, efficiency advocates and often provide energy services to others.
This comprehensive book covers how to:
• conduct an energy audit
• plan a monitoring and verification strategy
• make any energy-saving campaign successful
• evaluate and make the financial case for energy-saving measures
• make use of free energy for lighting and managing heat loss and gain.
It also contains special chapters on:
• ventilation, heating and cooling
• demand management through automated systems
• most requirements of industrial facilities
• regulatory requirements in Britain, Europe and the United States
• the use of smart meters and monitoring
• how to achieve zero energy buildings
• the use of renewable energy.
For all professional energy, building and facilities managers, energy consultants, students, trainees and academics. It takes the reader from basic concepts to the latest advanced thinking, with principles applicable anywhere in the world and in any climate.
'Provides a complete introduction to the subject of energy management, and will, I'm sure, be useful to both trainees and novices and industry veterans seeking an updating of their knowledge with the latest developments. David is a clear writer, who manages to make the most technical subjects accessible. He has a clear overview of all sectors and technologies.' - Nick Bent, Editor of Energy Focus Magazine
Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: Measuring energy consumption; Chapter 2: Metering; Energy Professional Interview: Ashley Baxter; Chapter 3: Making change happen; Energy Professional Interview: Lisa Gingell; Chapter 4: Airtightness and insulation; Energy Professional Interview: Phil Bilyard; Chapter 5: Lighting; Energy Professional Interview: Andrew Bray; Chapter 6: Passive heating, cooling and air conditioning; Energy Professional Interview: James White; Chapter 7: Active heating, cooling and air conditioning; Chapter 8: Minimising water use; Energy Professional Interview: Robert Kelk; Chapter 9: Renewable electricity; Energy Professional Interview: Kit Oung; Chapter 10: Making the financial case; Conclusion; Appendix
Series editor: Frank Jackson
Earthscan's Expert Series is a major new book series providing clear, practical information for people who want to work with environmentally friendly low-carbon technologies. From specific handbooks to more general guides, each highly illustrated title is essential reading for professionals keen to expand their skills base and take advantage of the low carbon revolution.