Handbook of Energy Audits, Ninth Edition

By Albert Thumann, Terry Niehus, William J. Younger

© 2012 – Fairmont Press

495 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9781466561625
pub: 2012-11-07
US Dollars$129.95

About the Book

This best-selling handbook is the most comprehensive and practical reference available on energy auditing in buildings and industry. Topics include energy assessment and computer software which will guide you in planning and carrying out a thorough and accurate energy audit of any type of facility, including electrical, mechanical and building systems analysis. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide you through accounting procedures, rate of return and life cycle cost analysis. Also covered is information on understanding your utility bill and using that knowledge to trim your energy costs. Loaded with forms, checklists and handy working aids, book is required reading for anyone responsible for conducting or overseeing a facility energy audit.

Completely edited throughout, this latest edition includes a new chapter on investment grade energy audits and also a new chapter on retro-commissioning and energy audits. Revisions include new information on ISO 50001 and the Superior Energy Performance program plus a completely updated chapter on software.

Table of Contents

Energy Auditing Basics

Energy Accounting and Analysis

Understanding the Utility Bill

Energy Economics

Survey Instrumentation

The Building Envelope Audit

The Electrical System Audit

The Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Audit

Upgrading HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency

Verification of System Performance

The Physical Plant Audit

Central Plant Retrofit Considerations

Maintenance and Energy Audits

Self-Evaluation Checklists

In Transition from Energy Audits to Industrial Assessments

A Compendium of Handy Working Aids

Energy Audi ling Software Directory


Investment Grade Energy



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning