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Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results. From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems!to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency!identifying promising new solutions!evaluating their feasibility!and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables building professionals to: Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings Review real-world examples of successful green building projects Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide / Energy Management and Energy Auditing / Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems / Boilers and Heating Systems / Pumping Systems / Cooling Towers / Air Handling and Distribution Systems / Lighting Systems / Building Electrical Systems / Building Automation Systems / Building Envelope

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071482820
ISBN-10: 0071482822
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Lal Jayamaha

Lal Jayamahais a mechanical engineer and the director of the PREMAS Energy Centre, in Singapore. He has more than 15 years of industrial and academic experience in energy efficiency. He has been the team leader for energy audits and energy retrofit projects involving office buildings, retail malls, institution buildings, hotels, hospitals and industrial plant. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He is also a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK and the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Dr. Jayamaha has published a number of research papers and has been a key speaker at energy efficiency seminars held throughout the world. He has been a guest lecturer at the National University of Singapore for the last seven years.

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