Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings
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Intended for practical application, this book provides a guide for reducing energy consumption in those buildings that were constructed when the cost of construction, not the cost of operation, was of primary concern. Now that the "Golden Age of Energy" is over, the heating, lighting, and ventilation systems of these buildings must be adapted to present and future economic circumstances.
Landsberg and Stewart approach the problem of reducing energy consumption in these buildings by providing users of this book with solutions ranging from simple measures that cost nothing to complex modifications that must be given a cost-benefit analysis.
The appendixes define energy basics for those who have little or no engineering background; evaluate alternative energy systems; and analyze the basic economic decisions of making changes in a building's energy consumption. The sample forms used for energy audits of buildings in New York State that can be adapted for use in other states and for private buildings are also included.
Dennis Landsberg is Vice President for Energy Analysis of W. S. Fleming and Associates, Inc. He has been an energy consultant to the U. S. Department of Energy and the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Under subcontract to the New York State Energy Office he developed energy audit workbooks for local government buildings, and he has been employed by numerous private businesses to conduct energy audits. Ronald Stewart is Associate Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center of the State University of New York at Albany. He has been an energy consultant to the New York State Legislature, William S. Fleming & Associates, and to numerous private businesses.