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Energy Audit of Building Systems

An Engineering Approach, Second Edition

Energy Audit of Building Systems by Moncef Krarti
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Introduction to Energy Audit

Types of Energy Audits

General Procedure for a Detailed Energy Audit

Common Energy Conservation Measures

Case Study: Audit of an Office Building

Verification Methods of Energy Savings

Energy Sources and Utility Rate Structures

Energy Resources

Electricity Rates

Natural Gas Rates

Utility Rates for Other Energy Sources

Economic Analysis

Basic Concepts

Inflation Rate

Compounding Factors

Economic Evaluation Methods Among Alternatives

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Method

General Procedure for an Economic Evaluation

Financing Options

Energy Analysis Tools

Ratio-Based Methods

Inverse Modeling Methods

Forward Modeling Methods

Electrical Systems

Review of Basics

Electrical Motors

Lighting Systems

Electrical Appliances

Electrical Distribution Systems

Power Quality

Building Envelope

Basic Heat Transfer Concepts

Simplified Calculation Tools for Building Envelope Audit

Selected Retrofits for Building Envelope

Secondary HVAC Systems Retrofit

Types of Secondary HVAC Systems

Ventilation Systems

Ventilation of Parking Garages

Indoor Temperature Controls

Upgrade of Fan Systems

Common HVAC Retrofit Measures

Central Heating Systems

Basic Combustion Principles

Boiler Efficiency Improvements

Existing Boiler Tune-Up

Cooling Equipment

Basic Cooling Principles

Types of Cooling Systems

Water Distribution Systems

District Cooling Systems

Multichiller Systems

Energy Conservation Measures

Energy Management Control Systems

Basic Control Principles

Energy Management Systems

Control Applications

Compressed Air Systems

Review of Basic Concepts

Common Energy Conservation Measures for Compressed Air Systems

Thermal Energy Storage Systems

Types of TES Systems

Principles of TES Systems

Charging/Discharging of TES systems

TES Control Strategies

Measures for Reducing Operating Costs

Cogeneration Systems

History of Cogeneration

Types of Cogeneration Systems

Evaluation of Cogeneration Systems

Case Study

Heat Recovery Systems

Types of Heat Recovery Systems

Performance of Heat Recovery Systems

Simplified Analysis Methods

Water Management

Indoor Water Management

Outdoor Water Management

Swimming Pools

Methods for Estimating Energy Savings

General Procedure

Energy Savings Estimation Models


Uncertainty Analysis

Case Studies

Reporting Guidelines

Reporting a Walk-Through Audit

Case Study 1: Walk-Through Audit of a Residence

Case Study 2: Standard Audit of a Residence

Case Study 3: Audit of a Museum



CRC Press; November 2010
430 pages; ISBN 9781439828724
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Title: Energy Audit of Building Systems
Author: Moncef Krarti
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