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Title:
Energy efficiency manual : for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, controls energy usage, designs and builds, is interested in energy and environmental preservation
Author:
Wulfinghoff, Donald.
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Publication Information:
Wheaton, Md. : Energy Institute Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
1531 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780965792677
Format :
Book

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Central Library TJ163.3 .W85 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Energy Efficiency Manual, by Donald Wulfinghoff, is the new comprehensive reference & how-to-book for energy conservation in commercial buildings, residential buildings & industrial plants. It combines the features of encyclopedia, textbook & practical field manual. This handbook details 400 actions for conserving energy in design, construction, retrofit, operation & maintenance. They cover heating & cooling efficiency, water conservation, insulation, air leakage, lighting, daylighting, solar heating & industrial equipment. The second part explains renewable energy sources, passive solar, wind energy, geothermal heat pumps, energy conservation codes, environmentally safe refrigerants, energy management computers & building automation systems, electricity rates, high efficiency motors, boilers, air conditioning equipment, fans, pumps, insulation, high efficiency lamps, thermostats, time controls & many other topics. Written as an easy conversation with readers of all backgrounds, it is packed with ratings, tips, illustrations & examples that make it easy to find the right conservation measures for every application. The clear non-mathematical presentation is for everyone from homeowners to architects, engineers, contractors, property managers, plant operators, business owners, financial managers, energy auditors, public utilities, students & faculty. Environmental protection, comfort, health & safety are major themes. Learn how to improve indoor air quality & avoid "sick building syndrome."


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Booklist Review

Although basically a technical manual on energy conservation and consumption, this hefty volume is designed to be accessible to "everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, controls energy usage, designs and builds, is interested in energy and environmental preservation," as well as to energy specialists and contractors.


Choice Review

Drawing on his practical experience as a consultant, Wulfinghoff has prepared a very large and comprehensive guide to maximizing energy efficiency in all types of buildings. Since efficiency has only recently become a major concern in the building industry, most existing buildings are in great need of this type of upgrading. An important corollary is to avoid pitfalls of bogus improvements. The style is informal with pithy comments interspersed; e.g., "It is worth stressing that cheap junk units, which infest the market, will not last long enough to pay off...." An elaborate scheme of organization helps pinpoint specific topics and probable results. The grading criteria are savings potential, rate of return, reliability, and ease of retrofit. Major headings include "Boiler Plant," "Chiller Plant," "Service Water Systems," "Air Handling Systems," "Room Conditioning Units," "Building Air Leakage," "Building Insulation," "Control of Sunlight," "Artificial Lighting," "Energy Management Tools," "Energy Sources," "Mechanical Equipment," "Building Envelope," and "Lighting." Many illustrations, photographs, and charts; 42-page index. All levels. J. C. Comer; Northern Illinois University


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