The first 1,200 pages of this enormous reference contain 400 activities for improving energy efficiency, grouped into sections on the boiler plant, the chiller plant, service water systems, air handling systems, room conditioning units, building air leakage, building insulation, control and use of sunlight, artificial lighting, and independent energy-using components. Each activity is scored with regard to its savings potential, rate of return for new facilities and for facilities considering a retrofit, reliability, and ease of retrofit. The last third of the book is devoted to information on various aspects of energy management tools, energy sources, mechanical equipment, building envelope, and lighting. The intended audience includes those involved in new construction (architects, engineers, construction managers, code officials); those who own, manage, or operate facilities; and specialists and advocates of energy efficiency. The author prepared the book over a 20-year period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Donald Wulfinghoff's Energy Efficiency Manual is a massive, 1,536-page reference work that is organized to guide the reader quickly to the right information for their particular energy project, problem, or inquiry. The first part of this "user friend" manual has 400 logically grouped activities for improving energy efficiency. each activity begins with Ratings and a Selection Scorecard to help the reader judge the merits and difficulties of that particular activity. "Economics" sidebars estimates the savings, cost, and payback period. The "Traps & Tricks" sidebars provides practical advice for avoiding pitfalls plaguing energy conservation efforts. Energy Efficiency Manual will earn back its cover price over and over again and is an essential, core reference for personal, professional, and community library energy conservation and energy efficiency reference book collections.