eBook Green Energy Audit of Buildings, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447150643
  • ISBN-13: 9781447150640
  • DDC: 720.47
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 407 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Energy audits have multiple goals including reducing energy consumption, managing costs and environmental impact. Improving the energy performance of existing buildings through energy retrofit measures is a great opportunity for developing sustainability in our structures and developing a green building economy. Green Energy Audit of Buildings considers this opportunity with a new and modern interpretation of the classic methodologies. This comprehensive guide to green energy audits integrates energy audit and LEED®  methodologies to focus on energy and environment as strategic elements. In addition to these methodologies, Green Energy Audit of Buildings includes 45 check-list for field surveys and 97 technical sheets of possible energy retrofit actions that can be applied to existing real-world cases. Covering both the technical and economical points of view, Green Energy Audit of Buildings provides a comprehensive understanding and method for analyzing buildings and facilities in order to promote sustainability. Engineers, architects, energy assessors and mangers in charge of building maintenance will all find this a key reference as well as lecturers, students and researchers looking to develop their understanding of sustainable buildings.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Methodologies.
3: Green Energy Audit: General Aspects.
4: Application of the Methodology.
5: Acquisition of Basic Information.
6: Survey Instrumentation and Methods.
7: Infrared Audit.
8: Evaluation of the Performance Improvement.
9: Definition of the Green Energy Plan.
10: Tools.
11: Green Energy Audit Versus LEED® Protocols.
12: Economic Assessment of the Retrofit Actions.
13: Contractual Issues.
14: Comfort and Well-Being of Occupants.
15: Retrofit Measure Sheets.
Glossary.