1.Introduction.- PART 1. Methodologies.- 2.Green Energy Audit, general aspects.- 3.Application of the methodology.- 4.Acquisition of basic information.- 5.Survey instrumentation and methods.- 6.Infrared Audit.- 7.Evaluation of the performance improvement.- 8.Definition of the Green Energy Plan.- PART. Tools.- 9.Green Energy Audit versus LEED® Protocols .- 10.Economic assessment of the retrofit actions.- 11.Contractual issues .- 12.Comfort and well-being of occupants.- 13.Retrofit measure sheets.
Energy audits have multiple goals including reducing energy consumption, managing costs and environmental impact. Improving the energy performance of existing buildings through energy retrofit measures is a great opportunity for developing sustainability in our structures and developing a green building economy. Green Energy Audit of Buildings considers this opportunity with a new and modern interpretation of the classic methodologies.
This comprehensive guide to green energy audits integrates energy audit and LEED® methodologies to focus on energy and environment as strategic elements. In addition to these methodologies, Green Energy Audit of Buildings includes 45 check-list for field surveys and 97 technical sheets of possible energy retrofit actions that can be applied to existing real-world cases.
Covering both the technical and economical points of view, Green Energy Audit of Buildings provides a comprehensive understanding and method for analyzing buildings and facilities in order to promote sustainability. Engineers, architects, energy assessors and mangers in charge of building maintenance will all find this a key reference as well as lecturers, students and researchers looking to develop their understanding of sustainable buildings.
Proposes a modernized interpretation of the existing energy auditing procedure which integrates two strategic elements, energy and environment, to provide a method that not only optimizes the energy performance of existing buildings to improve sustainability
Acts as a comprehensive guide and practical tool for architects, engineers and technicians operating in the field of energy and environmental retrofit of buildings
Includes a 45 point check-list for the field survey and about 120 technical sheets of possible energy retrofit actions that can be applied to the existing buildings