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2nd Edition

Energy Management in Buildings

ISBN 9780415353922
Published December 5, 2005 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Managing the consumption and conservation of energy in buildings is the concern of both building managers and occupants and this use accounts for about half of UK energy consumption. The need to manage this has been given new emphasis by the introduction of the Climate Change Levy.

Energy Management in Buildings introduces students and energy managers to the principles of managing and conserving energy consumpton in buildings people use for work or leisure. Energy consumption is considered for the provision of space heating, hot water, supply ventilation and air conditioning. The author introduces the use of standard performance indicators and energy consumption yardsticks and discusses the use and application of degree days.

This second edition includes two new chapters on current regulations and environmental impact of building services. It closely follows recent bench marking published by CIBSE and the Defra energy efficiency Best Practice Programme and covers unit 18 in the new HND in building services engineering.

Table of Contents

1. Economics of Space Heating Plant  2. Estimating Energy Consumption: Continuous Space Heating  3. Intermittent Heating  4. Hot Water Supply  5. Estimating Energy Consumption: Air Conditioning  6. Performance Indicators  7. Energy Conservation Strategies  8. Cost Benefit Analysis  9. Energy Audits  10. Monitoring and Targeting  11. Regulations Relating to Greenhouse Gas Emissions  12. Trends in Building Services.  Appendices

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Keith Moss spent 13 years in contracting and consulting before moving to Bath where he taught to HND and Degree level. During this time he undertook private work to keep abreast of developments in the industry. He has in that time been an external examiner and verifier for BTEC/Edexcel and served on the CIBSE Education Training and Membership Committee.


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