1st Edition

Information Technology for Energy Managers

Edited By Barney L. Capehart, Ph.D., C.E.M. Copyright 2003
    432 Pages
    by River Publishers

    Covering the basic concepts and principles of Information Technology (IT), this book gives energy managers the knowledge they need to supervise the IT work of a consultant or a vendor. The book provides the necessary information for the energy manager to successfully purchase, install, and operate complex, Web-based energy information and control systems. Filled with comprehensive information, this book addresses the most significant concepts and principles that the typical energy or facility manager might need with emphasis on computer networking, use of facility operation databases, and sharing data using the Web and the TCP/IP communications protocol.




    List of Authors

    Introduction to Information Technology for Energy Managers

    Introduction to Information Technology for Energy Managers: Understanding Web-Based Energy Information and Control Systems

    Introduction to Web-Based Information and Control Systems

    Overview of Web-Based Energy Information and Energy Control Systems

    How a Web-Based Energy Information System Works

    The Evolution of Building Automation Systems toward the Web

    The Technological Benefits of Modern Web-based Energy Information and Energy Control Systems

    What Network Building Control Can Do For End Users

    Life-Cycle Considerations for "Smart Equipment"

    Introduction to Web-Based Energy Information and Control Systems for Energy Management and Demand Response in Commercial Buildings

    Trends Affecting Building Control System (BCS) Development

    How to Get the Most Out of Your EIS: A New Organizational Management Paradigm

    Data Collection and Data Input for EIS and ECS Systems

    The Case for Energy Information

    Using the Web for Cost-Effective Energy Information

    The Importance of A Strategic Metering Plan for Utility Cost Management

    Energy and Facility Data Processing, Analysis and Decision Making

    Optimizing the Value of Web-Based Energy Information

    Guide to Analysis Applications in Energy Information Systems

    Data Analysis and Decision Making: Using Spreadsheets and "Pivot Tables" To Get A Read On Energy Numbers

    Knowledge Practice in a Sea of Information

    Some Methods of Statistical Analysis for EIS Information Signals

    Network Security for EIS and ECS Systems

    Introduction to Network Security

    Computer Network Security: An Overview

    Network Security for EIS and ECS Systems

    Relational Data Base Choices and Design for EIS and ECS Systems

    Fundamentals of Database Technology and Database-Driven Web Applications

    Relational Database Choices and Design

    Techniques for Utility Web Page Design

    Utility Data Web Page Design—An Introduction

    Utility Data Web Page Design—Learning Technologies

    Utility Data Web Page Design—Presenting the Data

    Integration and Communication Technology Issues in Implementing EIS and ECS Systems

    BACS Industry Shaped by Standardization and Information Technology

    BCS Integration Technologies—Open Communications Networking

    ANSI/EIA 709.1, IP, and Web Services: the Keys to Open, Interoperable Building Control Systems
    Real-Time System Integration

    Web Based EIS and ECS Applications and Case Studies

    Specifying, Selecting and Evaluating Web-Accessible Control Systems

    Custom Programs Enhance Building Tune-up Process

    Application Examples of Energy Information Systems

    Leveraging IP Technology for Remote Monitoring in the Energy Industry Pipeline Operations and Facilities Management

    Creating Web-based Information Systems from Energy Management System Data



    About the Authors



    Barney L. Capehart, Ph.D., CEM, University of Florida