By Douglas Harris
Inefficient power use in constructions is either more and more dear and unsustainable. certainly, the relief of the power intake of current structures is as least as very important because the layout of latest low-energy structures. Controlling strength use is something, however it is necessary to evaluate or estimate it, and to appreciate the variety of interventions for decreasing its use and the equipment for assessing the fee effectiveness of those measures.
This entire consultant essentially and concisely covers many of the matters from a theoretical point of view and gives sensible, labored examples the place acceptable, besides examples of ways the calculations are performed.
Topics coated include:
- where and the way strength is utilized in buildings
- energy audits
- measuring and tracking strength use
- techniques for lowering power use in buildings
- legislative issues.
It presents a template for instigating the strength administration procedure inside of a company, in addition to tips on administration matters similar to worker motivation, and offers functional information on the way to hold it via. This e-book may still entice construction managers and amenities managers and likewise to scholars of strength administration modules in FE and HE courses.
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Appraisal of results of survey Assess results of upgrading fabric – walls, roofs, floors and windows. Assess cost and energy savings, and other benefits such as improved comfort. Windows – assess condition of window frames and need for upgrading – this will factor into the case for double glazing. Assess opportunities for changing window size. Assesss effect of blinds or shading on cooling load. Doors – assess opportunities for reducing heat losses – revolving doors, air curtains, closers. Energy – assess effects of switching fuels, suppliers.
Submeters may not be linked to billing, but identifying the consumption related to individual buildings is important. Even if a meter is not used for billing, regular readings, taken manually if necessary, should be incorporated as part of the monitoring strategy. Electricity bills will also show maximum demand charges (see Chapter 8), and further analysis should reveal whether loadshifting is feasible as a means of reducing these charges. A series of bills going back a number of years will also enable long-term trends in energy usage to be revealed.
4) and this may dictate the extent of possible changes. 4 Lifetimes of different elements of a building Element Lifetime (years) Structure 50 + Building services 20 Cabling 12 Ofﬁce equipment 6–8 IT hardware 3–5 CHAPTER 4 TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION The general strategy for reducing energy consumption should be: ● ● ● ● Repair faults Reduce loads where possible Use efficient plant to service the loads Use efficient sources of energy to operate the plant. Once the sources of energy waste have been identified through the energy audit, techniques for reducing this waste must be found.
A Guide to Energy Management in Buildings by Douglas Harris