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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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.
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.