6th Edition

Simple Solutions to Energy Calculations

By Richard Vaillencourt Copyright 2022
    234 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    234 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    Updated with new material, this book shares the author’s secrets for simplifying complex energy calculations, and shows you how to use these time-saving methods. It shows you how to cut through the maze using innovative decision-making tools to determine whether you should invest real time and money for developing details of a project being considered. There is information covered on simplified thermodynamics that gives you a blueprint for controlling the building’s energy consumption. Key topics covered include the walk-through audit, pumps & fans VFD, high efficiency motors, insulation, fuel switching, heat recovery, HVAC, air compressor, "energy myths and magic". Each chapter has "Richard’s Retrofit Rules" and anecdotal experience in the retrofit. There is a summary of energy calculations given by category, plus a discussion of performance guarantees that helps a building manager decide which ESCO can best deliver on their promises of energy savings.


    1. The Walk Through Audit

    2. Simple Thermodynamics

    3. Lighting

    4. Pumps

    5. Fans

    6. Motors

    7. Insulation

    8. Fuel Switching

    9. Heat Recovery

    10. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

    11. Summary of Calculations

    12. Energy Myths and Magic

    13. Simple Guide to Energy Guarantees; Richard’s Retrofit Rules


    Richard R. Vaillencourt, PE, LEED AP, is the owner of Canterbury Energy Engineering, LLC. Mr. Vaillencourt has degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering, combined with over thirty years of practical experience starting as a designer and project manager in electrical construction, then as an industrial plant engineer, followed by work as an industrial corporate energy manager, and finally working for several ESCOs before becoming an independent energy engineer in 1994. Richard has presented several papers at the World Energy Engineering Congress over the years and has also been published in Energy Engineering, Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, and Energy User News. Mr. Vaillencourt can be reached at [email protected].