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An Engineering Approach





ISBN 9781138076082
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
434 Pages 214 B/W Illustrations

 
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Providing a proven set of energy efficiency measures and opportunities for saving energy and reducing operating costs for existing homes, this volume presents general tools and procedures for performing home weatherization such as insulation improvements as well as methods to reduce air leakage. The author describes several techniques and technologies that can reduce energy use or operating costs, including methods to retrofit existing homes to be net-zero energy buildings. Each chapter contains simplified calculation methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of various efficiency measures. The final chapter offers a series of case studies including examples of weatherized homes.

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW OF ENERGY AUDIT PROCEDURES
General Procedures
Codes and Standards for Homes
Types of Energy Audits
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS METHODS
Simple Payback Analysis
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
Utility Rate Structures
ENERGY ANALYSIS OF HOMES
Degree-Days Methods
Utility Data Analysis
Whole-Building Hourly Simulation Programs
ENERGY SCREENING OF EXISTING HOMES
Overview of Energy Performance for US Existing
Homes
Screening Tools and Applications
BUILDING ENVELOPE RETROFIT
Insulation Improvements for
Walls
Ceiling and Roofs
Foundations
Air Leakage Characteristics
Blower Door Testing and Analysis
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS RETROFIT
Energy Efficient Lighting and Ballasts
Energy Star Appliances
Daylighting Controls
HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS RETORFIT
Furnaces
Heat Pumps
Air Conditioners
Passive Heating and Cooling Systems for Homes
Air Distribution Systems Anatomy
Maintenance and Controls
DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS RETROFIT
Water Management
Conventional versus Solar Water Heating Systems
ZERO-ENERGY RETROFIT
Overview of Zero-Energy Homes
Design of PV systems
Analysis tools for Zero-Energy Home Retrofit
ENERGY SAVINGS VERIFICATION
Tools and Techniques for Measurement
Verification
Diagnostics
ENERGY AUDIT REPORTING
Types of Report
General Outline of a Detailed Energy Audit Report
Example of an Energy Audit Report
CASE STUDIES
Weatherization Case Study and Verification Analysis
Detailed Energy Audit of an Existing Home
Zero-Energy Retrofit of an Existing Home
APPENDICES

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Biography

Moncef Krarti is professor, associate chair, and director of the building systems program for the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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