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Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Improvement for Existing Homes

An Engineering Approach, 1st Edition

By Moncef Krarti

CRC Press

434 pages | 214 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General