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Energy Management in Industry

The Earthscan Expert Guide, 1st Edition

By David Thorpe

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216 pages | 156 Color Illus.

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Energy demand reduction is fast becoming a business activity for all companies and organisations because it can increase profits regardless of the nature of their core activity. The International Energy Agency believes that industry could improve its energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost a third using the best available practices and technologies.

This guide looks at the many ways available to energy managers to achieve or even exceed this level of performance, including:

  • base-lining consumption
  • planning a monitoring and verification strategy
  • metering (including smart, wireless metering)
  • energy supply management
  • motors and drives
  • compressed air and process controls.  

Uniquely, it includes a whole chapter on greening data centres. It also looks at topics covered in greater detail in its companion volume, Energy Management in Buildings: insulation, lighting, renewable heating, cooling and HVAC systems. Further chapters examine minimising water use and how to make the financial case, both to prioritise measures for cost effectiveness, and to get management on board.

This title is aimed at all professional energy, industry and facilities managers, energy consultants, students, trainees and academics and can be read alongside training for ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems. It takes the reader from basic concepts to the latest advanced thinking, with principles applicable anywhere in the world and in any climate. 

Reviews

'David Thorpe's book Energy Management in Industry is an easy to read book about how you can save energy in your company…He does this without [needing] to over complicate it with technical details and scientific formula. I enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it to energy managers and anyone who would want to reduce energy consumption.' - Kit Oung, Energy Consultant and author of Energy Management in Business, Committee Member, British Standards Institute BSI-KSA

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. Measuring Energy Consumption 2. Metering 3. Airtightness and Insulation 4. Lighting, Daylighting and Controls 5. Heating and Cooling 6. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems 7. Energy Reduction Technologies 8. Motors, Drives and Compressed Air 9. Refrigeration 10. Process Controls 11. Data Centres 12. Minimising Water Use 13. Making the Financial Case Conclusion. Appendix.

About the Author

David Thorpe is community manager of Sustainable Cities Collective, an online community for leaders of major metropolitan areas, urban planning and sustainability professionals. Until 2013 he was for 13 years News Editor of Energy and Environment Management magazine, for which website he also wrote a weekly op-ed column. He is also the author of several books and hundreds of articles on related subjects. Formerly director of publications at the Centre for Alternative Technology, he has written two other books in the Earthscan Expert series, Sustainable Home Refurbishment and Solar Technology, and several B2B ebooks for the publisher DoSustainability. He runs his own sustainable media consultancy, Cyberium, manages the Green Deal Advice website, and blogs regularly as The Low Carbon Kid. Find him on Twitter @DavidKThorpe.

About the Series

Earthscan Expert

Earthscan Expert Series

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable