Energy Conservation in Buildings

Author: A. A. M. Sayigh
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0080984576
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The NORTHSUN 90 conference provided a forum for scientists from high latitude countries to discuss their experience of solar energy. The book is divided into two parts, Part One deals with energy conservation and management in buildings and solar and low energy architecture. Part Two covers all aspects of renewable energy; materials science and photovoltaic conversion, weather data, heating and cooling of buildings, hot water systems, wave energy, geothermal energy, energy storage, country programmes and other related topics. In northern latitudes energy savings in buildings of up to 50% can be achieved. NORTHSUN 90 encouraged the attainment of this goal, promoting the use of solar energy in heating and collective work on solar projects of direct benefit to the region.

Why Energy Conservation Fails

Author: Herbert Inhaber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567201208
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Energy efficiency and energy conservation are not the same thing; this work makes clear that true energy conservation will occur only when we all use less energy than we use today.

Energy Conservation Guidebook

Author: Steven R. Patrick
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9780881731545
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This reference covers the full scope of energy management techniques and applications for new and existing buildings, with emphasis on the "systems" approach to energy management. Building structural considerations are examined, such as heat loss and gain, windows, and insulation. A thorough discussion of heating and cooling system optimization strategies is provided. Also covered are energy conservation measures for lighting systems, water systems and electrical systems. Specific energy management applications are discussed in detail, including solar energy systems, energy management systems, and alternative energy technologies.

Retrofitting for Energy Conservation

Author: William H. Clark
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070119208
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This sourcebook of code-exceeding energy conservation design and project options for existing structures is aimed at the construction professional and seeks to provide practical solutions to remodelling and refitting. Options are offered for electrical, HVAC, architectural and control modification.

Energy Conservation Through Control

Author: Francis Shinskey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323155308
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Energy Conservation Through Control provides information pertinent to energy-conserving control systems, which is relevant to efficient plant operations. This book discusses the processes involving energy conversion and examines the laws of thermodynamics. Organized into four parts encompassing nine chapters, this book starts with an overview of the first law of thermodynamics, which emphasizes that energy is naturally conserved in any isolated system. This text then explores the various aspects of combustion, which includes air pollution control, controlling airflow, and controlling fuel flow. Other chapters describe the common refrigeration systems and examine the factors affecting their performance. This book discusses as well the importance of refrigeration systems in industrial processing and to air-condition buildings. The final chapter deals with the general features and control problems in energy conservation in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Plant designers, control engineers, power plant operators, and industrial managers will find this book extremely useful.

Public Purpose Or Private Benefit

Author: Gill Owen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719050251
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Examining energy conservation policies in six countries, this book analyses the role of governments via incentives, regulation and energy pricing and the nature of energy policy communities in which key players include energy and gas utilities.

Energy Conservation in the Process Industries

Author: W. F. Kenney
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080924018
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Energy Conservation in the Process Industries provides insight into ways of identifying more important energy efficiency improvements. This book demonstrates how the principles can be employed to practical advantage. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the energy situation and a background in thermodynamics. This text then describes a staged method to improved energy use to understand where the energy goes and how to calculate the value of losses. Other chapters consider improving facilities based on an understanding of the overall site energy system. This book discusses as well the fundamental process and equipment improvements. The final chapter deals with systematic and sophisticated design methods as well as provides some guidelines and checklists for energy conservation items. This book is a valuable resource for mechanical, lead process, and plant engineers involved in energy conservation. Process designers, plant managers, process researchers, and accountants will also find this book extremely useful.

Tribology for Energy Conservation

Author: L. Flamand
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080543284
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The 24th Leeds-Lyon Symposium was held in London from 4th-6th September 1997, where it was hosted by the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. The meeting addressed the topic of "Tribology for Energy Conservation" and attracted a wide range of stimulating papers and speakers. Some 150 delegates from nineteen countries attended and about sixty papers were presented in fifteen sessions. These covered the topics of lubricants, wear, friction reduction, hydrodynamics, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, surface roughness, manufacturing, component life (including condition monitoring), and automotive aspects.