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NCJ Number: 64820 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: GUIDELINES FOR SAVING ENERGY IN EXISTING BUILDINGS BUILDING OWNERS AND OPERATORS MANUAL, ECM-1
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Dubin-Mindell-Bloome Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 304
Sponsoring Agency: Dubin-Mindell-Bloome Associates
New York, NY 10018
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Dept of Energy
Washington, DC 20585
Grant Number: 14-01-001-1844
Publication Number: FEA/D-75/359; CONSERVATION PAPER NO 20
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXAMINES NATIONAL ENERGY USAGE IN EXISTING BUILDINGS, PRESENTS METHODS FOR REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY CONSERVATION, AND ANALYZES THE RESULTING COSTS AND BENEFITS.
Abstract: THIS MANUAL IS DIRECTED PRIMARILY TO OWNERS, OCCUPANTS, AND OPERATORS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND DESCRIBES A WIDE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES AND OPTIONS WITH WHICH TO SAVE ENERGY AND OPERATING COSTS. SUGGESTIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR MINOR MODIFICATIONS TO BUILDINGS AND THEIR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS; THESE CAN BE IMPLEMENTED PROMPTLY WITH LITTLE IF ANY INVESTMENT COSTS. REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM ARE LISTED SUCH AS IDENTIFICATION OF THE GENERAL CLIMACTIC CONDITIONS, EVALUATION OF THE EXISTING CHARACTERISTICS AND SYSTEMS OF THE PARTICULAR BUILDING, AND ESTIMATION OF THE MAGNITUDE OF ENERGY USAGE. THEN TARGET GOALS CAN BE SET AND STEPS CAN BE TAKEN TO REDUCE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL BUILDING LOADS AND THERMAL LOSSES. RECOMMENDATIONS EMPHASIZE THAT MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY OF ALL EQUIPMENT MUST BE MAINTAINED, RECORDS OF MONTHLY ENERGY USAGE MUST BE KEPT, AND ALL SYSTEMS MUST BE MONITORED REGULARLY. THE MANUAL ALSO DETAILS THE HEATING, COOLING AND REFRIGERATION, LIGHTING, AND DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEMS. CASE HISTORIES PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL ENERGY REDUCTION THAT INVOLVES NO DISCOMFORT OR SACRIFICE. COST BENEFIT STUDIES REPORTED HERE SHOW ENERGY AND OPERATING COST SAVINGS OF 15 TO 30 PERCENT BASED ON PRESENT FUEL COSTS. CHARTS, GRAPHS, AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. COST INDEXES, AN ENERGY CONSERVATION EXAMPLE, AN ANALYSIS OF ENERGY SAVINGS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, A GLOSSARY, ABBREVIATIONS, AND AN INDEX ARE APPENDED. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Consumption rates; Cost analysis; Electricity; Energy conservation; Energy requirements; Heating fuels; Long range planning
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