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1. The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy
2. Energy Efficiency Manual: for
3. Optimizing Energy Efficiencies
4. Handbook of Energy Efficiency
5. Energy Efficiency: Principles
6. Energy and the New Reality 1:
7. Energy-Efficiency Upgrades: Principles,
8. Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits:
9. The Smart Grid: Enabling Energy
10. Energy Efficiency and Management
11. Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency
12. Dictionary of Energy Efficiency
13. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies
14. Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven
15. Energy Efficiency for Information
16. Handbook of Energy Efficiency
17. Mainstreaming Building Energy
18. Consumer Guide to Home Energy
19. Practical Energy Efficiency Optimization
20. The Energy Efficient Home: How

1. The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Big and Small Improvements
by John Krigger, Chris Dorsi
Paperback: 256 Pages (2008-09-01)
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Asin: 1880120186
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In The Homeowner's Guide to Energy Efficiency, John Krigger and Chris Dorsi help homeowners set realistic personal goals for reducing their energy consumption. Their methods for making homes more energy efficient will also improve comfort, safety, durability, and resale value. They guide readers through the process of assessing current energy usage and predicting the benefits and estimating the costs of remodeling options. With projects ranging from simple fixes to large-scale renovations, this book offers solutions for the energy-conscious homeowner, regardless of budget, technical ability, or time. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Book review
Book was full of good ideas for this day/age.Shipment was quick and arrived in good condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good resource
I found this book very readable and engaging.It really helped me prioritize my home/energy projects.

4-0 out of 5 stars Getting Energy Efficient
With the way the economy is these days, saving money takes new importance. One of the ways to do that is by making smart choices about energy efficient appliances and making your home more energy efficient. This book, designed for homeowners aims to just that and argues that any home can be improved from an energy standpoint.

After a two page introduction that touts the benefits of making your home more energy efficient, the book opens with the idea that you need to develop an energy use plan for your home. Chapter One discusses the differences between energy consumption and carbon emissions, the energy costs in the building materials, and how both big and small changes/fixes are important.Everything adds up and adding it all up is the key to determining how much energy you are using whether it is electrical, gas, propane or oil. Basic math is illustrated along with a couple of case studies before ten obvious choices are briefly discussed such as installing programmable thermostats, changing appliances, adding insulation, upgrading windows and doors ,etc.

Chapter Two is all about "Lighting and Appliances" and delves into the topic by explaining what the "Energy Star" program really means, different types of lighting, what you can do with appliances up to and including replacing them. Along with the text, there are plenty of small sidebar tips and illustrations.

"Water Heating" is the theme of Chapter Three which explains different basic terms as well as how to adjust your habits as well as your water heater. Along with what to look for if you want to replace your water heater, how to insulate the tank and/or water lines is covered along with replacing shower heads and how to go about creating a solar water heating system.

"Heating and Cooling First Steps" is the title of Chapter Four. The basics of airflow, humidity, temperature, comfort zones, etc is covered along with the uses of programmable thermostats, ceiling fans, natural ventilation and whole house fans. Also mentioned are solar screens, reflective films, Venetian blinds and how to improve your roof reflectivity among other topics. Illustrations in black and white are included in this chapter as well as throughout the book along with various relevant tables.

Chapter Five, "Landscaping" moves the focus to what you can do with plants and trees.Beyond knowing what your general climate is you need to know your own home's personal microclimate. Which side gets afternoon sun, which side gets that bone breaking north wind in winter, etc. Once you know that, they suggest various ways to create shade, wind breaks, etc. Along with explaining the basic tree forms (columnar, pyramidal, spreading, among others) as well as how to plant and mulch the book guides readers as to the types of plants and trees might fit best in your particular microclimate. The book does not make specific tree recommendations at all and instead gives you the tools to consider what type of tree you need or want before heading down to your local nursery or landscape center to talk specifics.

"Finding and Sealing Air Leaks" is the theme of Chapter Six.Finding the leaks and determining how had they are begins the chapter before an explanation of various materials available to seal the leaks. Black and white pictures and illustrations help with the basic as does the text which also looks at various issues in walls, attics, and ductwork.

Chapter Seven delves into "Insulation" using the same format of defining the topic, determining what is needed. Along with tables and helpful information, the black and white illustrations showing the right and wrong way to install insulation and black and white photographs showing different types of insulation in various types of attics.

"Windows and Doors" and what to do about them is the topic of Chapter Eight.They may be the biggest heat and cooling loss from your home as the authors note. After explaining types of windows and window ratings, types of window treatments and if necessary, window replacement they follow the same format in their discussion of doors.

"Cooling Systems" is the theme of Chapter Nine. After cheerfully noting that "air-conditioning Systems are expensive and environmentally destructive to operate" they suggest various ways to improve the efficiency of your current ac system such as having the system professionally serviced, cleaning the coils, making sure your filters are changed and the system is charged correctly and appropriate for the home. Room ac units also discussed along with the installation and use of an evaporative cooler.

Chapter Ten moves the focus to "Heating Systems" and looks at the same basic issues in the same format. Improving your duct work along with having your system professionally serviced as well as possible replacement systems are key components of this chapter.

"Photovoltaic Systems" such as solar cells, a solar array, etc is the theme of Chapter Eleven. Not every home site is suitable for a solar panel, array or system and this chapter walks you through how to determine if it is a good idea and then how to go about having something installed.

Chapter Twelve has the title of "Moisture Management and Ventilation." Basically, you don't want mold or mildew in your home and this chapter tells you all the horrible ways moisture (mold/mildew, etc) can wreck your home and how to avoid it, find it if you have it, and deal with it.

Finally, if you are "Building a New Home" then Chapter Thirteen is for you. It discusses various construction and design methods you can use to make sure your new home is the best it can be from an energy use and emission stand point.

A list of various resources, a list of suggested internet keyword topic searches relating to each chapter and a four page index bring this helpful and informative book to a close.

While color pictures and illustrations would have been nice, this 180 page book published last year more than adequately address the topic. Filled with highly technical information simplified but never dumbed down for the reader, plenty of photographs and illustrations, this book provides a guidepost to helping the environment and saving the homeowner money in the long run. Everything in the book is doable by most people and the ideas presented are practical and worthwhile. This might not be the only book you would ever need on the subject, but it is a very good book.

Kevin R. Tipple (copyright) 2009

4-0 out of 5 stars Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency
I work in the energy conservation field. I am frequently asked by people if there is a reference book that is not filled with technical jargon.Something the layman can understand. I think this book may be it.I saw it on the Amazon web site during a search for energy related reference books. I haven't finished it yet but so far I find it is very informative using illustrations and photos along with explanations of energy saving measures. I recommend it to anyone that would like to make a difference by reducing their energy costs as well as their carbon footprint.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for Energy-Auditor-Wanna-Be's
I am an energy auditor and I spend much time educating people about energy efficiency, conservation, products, building science, and more.This book is a life and time saver!Since it became available, I've been able to point folks to it and have saved myself lots of time.The book is very easy to understand, very thorough, with good graphics.Everyone who owns a home should have this book.And, everyone who is wanting to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, AND fix their home should have this book. ... Read more

2. Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment
by Donald R. Wulfinghoff
 Hardcover: 1536 Pages (2000-03)
list price: US$199.95 -- used & new: US$162.95
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Asin: 0965792676
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the primary reference, how-to guide, andsourcebook for energy conservation.It lets you improve efficiencyand save money in all types of buildings and plants, ranging fromindividual houses to commercial buildings to large institutions andindustrial plants.It is organized around 400 logically groupedenergy conservation actions, presented in language that everyoneunderstands.

It's for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, managesproperty, operates energy systems, designs, builds, and valuesconservation and the environment.It's loaded with features that helpyou quickly find the right information for each application."Ratings" and "Selection Scorecards" identify your best conservationopportunities."Traps & Tricks" ensure success."Economics" estimatesavings and costs.It has been acclaimed by professional andnon-technical users.Publishers Weekly says it "answers just aboutany question [from] homeowner, plant manager, energy policy guru ...as practically useful as it is informative."830 photographs anddrawings illustrate the methods.Hundreds of examples give you a feelfor real applications.A complete index makes it easy to find everytopic and term. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best EE reference book I ever have
Is good for any EE practicing professional to have one but the book is very pricy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific
This book brings any interested person up to speed on the factors relevant to efficiency across a multitude of disciplines. If it is not in this book, it probably doesn't matter. I find this book indispensable as a handy reference. The subjects are distilled to what matters and makes sense. Well done.

1-0 out of 5 stars heavy book,heavy reading
A more than 8 pounds book will not make you an expert in energy efficiency.It is especially true from an Chinese perspective.It is more or less for facility operators,and everyone knows without top management commitment,nothing will happen,regardless of how many measures you know and are applicable for your facility.

You can find all of them in DOE BestPractices,and you won't have to carry this huge manual.

Buy Handbook of Energy Engineering,or Plant Engineer's and Manager's Guide to Energy Conservation,they are better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful and interesting - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Despite the intimidating name and size of this tome, I found it fascinating to read. It covers everything from light bulb selection to rooftop chiller maintenance. The depth and breath of coverage is amazing.

This is not a hippie guide to backwoods eco-conservation. It is a practical manual, firmly grounded in science and economics that explains different strategies for maximizing comfort while minimizing energy use. In every case, the author examines both the pros and cons of the measure, and calculates the expected payback term. It is so helpful to have a book that is realistic in its treatment of energy conservation. Lots of books outline promising energy saving techniques, none I've read before talk so frankly about the problems you will encounter when you implement them.

Quite technical in many places, the text excels at explaining important concepts that are often ignored in other texts. I have a background in physics, but not until reading this book did I have a good grasp of the operation of absorption coolers or how the spectrum of a light bulb affects the visual comfort of the scene it illuminates. The concise overview of heat transfer mechanisms is more thorough than any thermodynamics textbook I've ever read.

Most important of all is the practical advice that is clearly based on a huge body of real experience. As the book so frequently points out, energy saving measures are useless if they break or are defeated by building occupants. Hundreds of (non-obvious) examples of these failures are given, with pictures.

This book would be great for anyone with responsibility for designing or maintaining buildings of any size. If you are hesitant to pay the high price, find it at a local library. I don't write many Amazon reviews, but after reading this book I felt compelled to strongly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superlative! A must have!
Superlative!  The ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANUAL by Donald Wulfinghoff is a "must have" for professionals, libraries, facility managers, policy makers, homeowners, and anyone else who is serious about saving energy and cashing in on lower energy bills.It is the ultimate energy saving resource for businesses, industry, and government.PLUS, it will save money and reduce pollution, satisfying corporate bottom lines, policy makers, and environmentalists all at the same time.This book is unique.Highly informative, illustration-rich, and user-friendly, it is treasure trove of everything you need to know about energy efficiency from A to Z. Don't bother looking elsewhere --the ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANUAL simply has it all.This book will pay for itself almost as fast as you can spot a hot air leak or install an energy-efficient light bulb!

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3. Optimizing Energy Efficiencies in Industry
by G.G. Rajan
Hardcover: 315 Pages (2002-10-24)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$139.95
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Asin: 0071396926
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Topics discussed include: Energy Efficiency Optimization, Boilers, Turbines, Compressors, Pumps, Performance, Plantwide Energy, Database for Energy Management, and the Approach to Energy Auditing. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars a waste of time
It is a diffcult reading for most readers I guess.Don't buy it,unless you buy it for the library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of book 'Optimizing Energy Efficiencies in industry'
This book `Optimizing Energy Efficiencies in industry', written by Dr.G.G.Rajan, who has over 36 years of experience in various phases of fertilizer and petroleum refineries, is an excellent approach to Energy Management of Industries.This is based on real lifedata of different energy parameters which must be considered for efficient performance management of major chemical industries.

The fact that the book originally published by Tata McGraw Hill, India in December 2001 has been republished by McGraw Hill, US adds merit to the book and the author as well.

This book coveringa number of examples related to energy performance optimization of heaters, boilers, pumps, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers etc is an excellent asset for operations engineers, plant managers etc for taking equipment maintenance or shut down decisions as and when the energy efficiency of their major equipmentfalls below the specified limits. Such timely action could benefit the industry substantially.

The innovative approach adopted by the author is an excellent least cost toolto maintain energy efficiency of the system / sub system so as to minimize the operating cost and increase profit margin.

Methodsto calculate energyefficiencies of individual equipment using efficiency curves ,empirical relations, models and derived equations are also covered with appropriate examples . Using the statistic parameters,it is possible to monitor the energy efficiencies of the total system and generate an MIS report for corrective action by the managers in time and avert a costly failure and production loss.

In the current power scenario (where each kilo watt of power generated and consumed matters)the ideas presented in the book may be deployed to improve the power plant efficiency (boiler, turbine, compressor etc)and simultaneously reduce outages and power generation cost.

`Optimizing Energy Efficiencies in industry ` is an excellent asset for the project engineers, for selection of energy efficient technology / equipmentas this covers equipment selection method from economic considerations with live examples.

Also plant engineers, trainees and novice who don't have adequate technical knowledge may find this useful for their day today operation and maintain energy efficiency at it's peak.

For Engineering College students, this book gives a lot of ideas on theory and practice of Industrial Energy Management . For young entrepreneurswho want to set up their own units, this book may be very handy, especially for tracking energy efficiencyof the equipment very easily.

In the current economic scenario, energy consumes a major chunk of operating costs in the industry, especially so in case of energy intensive industries . For sustaining competitive edge, regular Energy Auditing of the industry must be carried out. This book covers Energy Auditing method in a very simple way , using a number of live cases.

Another unique feature of the book is that it provides valuable info on the basics of Energy Management , Heaters, Boilers, Compressors, turbines etc and some program outputs for energy efficiency calculation and utilities.

The objective of the book to propagate Energy Matters using easy to understand tools and achieve Energy Conservation byapplication of the knowledge gained.

With the mandatory Energy Auditinglegislationbeing talked about all over, energy industries will be benefited by this book for self assessment of their energy system efficiency.

Being a Chemical Engineer with 51 years of experience in Industry at various levels and capacities, I appreciate the author of the book who has taken enough pains to explain the most complicated subject by simple andeasy to understand multi media method.

The author deserves appreciation for his earnest effort and contribution he has made to the Energy Industry at large. I suggest that the next edition covers chapters related to Electrical Energy system , cooling towers and evaporators which also consume substantial quantum of energy.


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4. Handbook of Energy Efficiency
by Frank Kreith, Ronald E. West
Hardcover: 1113 Pages (1996-12-24)
list price: US$139.95 -- used & new: US$38.99
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Asin: 0849325145
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Addressing the needs of engineers, energy planners, and policy makers, CRC Handbook of Energy Efficiency provides up-to-date information on all important issues related to efficient energy use, including: oEfficient energy technologiesoEconomicsoUtility restructuringoIntegrated resource planningoEnergy efficient building designoIndustrial energy conservationoWind energyoSolar thermal systemsoPhotovoltaicsoRenewable energyoCogenerationoFossil fuel cost projectionsThe rapid changes that characterize the technology of energy generation systems, and the forthcoming competition among energy producers, make this handbook a must for anyone involved in the science, technology, or policy of energy. The 53 expert contributors from industry, government, and universities, and the 600+ figures and tables make CRC Handbook of Energy Efficiency a professional and valuable resource. ... Read more

5. Energy Efficiency: Principles and Practices
by Penni McLean-Conner
Hardcover: 212 Pages (2009-01-27)
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The latest book by Penni McLean-Conner, Energy Efficiency: Principles and Practices, is an outline for utilities, government agencies and power generators for educating consumers on conservation, better resource management, and a smaller carbon footprint. These techniques are not only of interest to the modern consumer, but also can maximize opportunities for demand-side management. Demand-side management programs are effective methods for reducing peak demand of electricity, helping to curb escalating electricity prices for consumers, allowing power generators greater control of the electrical loads and promoting overall conservation of stretched resources. This book offers proven strategies for creating, delivering and maximizing demand-side management, truly a smart approach for your organization! ... Read more

6. Energy and the New Reality 1: Energy Efficiency and the Demand for Energy Services (Energy & the New Reality 1)
by L. D. Danny Harvey
Paperback: 614 Pages (2010-05)
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Asin: 1849710724
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Reducing and managing humanity's demand for energy is a fundamental part of the effort to mitigate climate change. In this, the most comprehensive textbook ever written on the subject, L. Danny Harvey lays out the theory and practice of how things must change if we are to meet our energy needs sustainably. The book begins with a succinct summary of the scientific basis for concern over global warming, then outlines energy basics and current patterns and trends in energy use. This is followed by a discussion of current and advanced technologies for the generation of electricity from fossil fuels. The book then considers in detail how energy is used, and how this use can be dramatically reduced, in the following end-use sectors:

- buildings
- transportation
- industry
- food and agriculture
- municipal services

The findings from these sector-by-sector assessments are then applied to generate scenarios of how global energy demand could evolve over the coming decades with full implementation of the identified and economically-feasible energy-saving potential. The books ends with a brief discussion of policies that can be used to reduce energy demand, but also addresses the limits of technologically-based improvements in efficiency in moderating demand and of the need to re-think some of our underlying assumptions concerning what we really need. Along with its companion volume on C-free energy supply, and accompanied by extensive supplementary online material, this is an essential resource for students and practitioners in engineering, architecture, environment and energy related fields.

Online material includes: Excel-based computational exercises, teaching slides for each chapterand links to free software tools. ... Read more

7. Energy-Efficiency Upgrades: Principles, Details, Examples (Detail Practice)
by Clemens Richarz, Christina Schulz, Friedemann Zeitler
Paperback: 112 Pages (2007-05-03)
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Asin: 3764381213
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Now that the Energy Certificate for Buildings has been introduced throughout the European Union, we can expect to see a sharp rise in the number of building renovations.

This volume is a practical guide with concrete recommendations for realizing energy-related renovation measures it accompanies the planner from design to execution. All energy-related issues are treated according to their goals. Large-scale detail drawings document constructive solutions for removing structural weaknesses. An overview of installation engineering measures helps to evaluate possibilities, costs, and economic viability.

The book uses realized projects to demonstrate that sustainable improvements cannot be achieved by energy-specific measures alone it is also important to consider the building as a whole. All of the examples are documented with a state analysis as well as a depiction and assessment of the measures taken.

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8. Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits: 140 Simple Solutions to Lower Energy Costs, Increase Your Home's Efficiency, and Save the Environmen (Tab Green Guru Guides)
by David Findley
Paperback: 240 Pages (2010-02-04)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$10.79
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Asin: 0071636390
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reduce your utility bill and your carbon footprint

This hands-on guide shows you how to access your home's energy efficiency, and offers 140 energy- and money-saving solutions you can use right away. Inside, you'll find simple, no- and low-cost measures to identify problems and increase your home's livability and efficiency--as well as your expendable income--each and every year.

Whether you're moving into a brand new home, buying an existing property, or improving your current residence, you'll find the practical tips and step-by-step projects inside Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits will dramatically reduce your energy usage and boost your savings in no time.

Discover how to:

  • Implement immediate no- and low-cost improvements for lighting, heating, electricity, insulation, water use, and more
  • Identify and modify the most costly appliances in your home
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Develop a personal energy plan
  • Determine how and when to contract your green renovation
  • Understand ratings, standards, and conversions
  • Fund your green home improvement projects and take advantage of grants, rebates, and tax incentives
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5-0 out of 5 stars Is a great backup resource for when you want to do your own energy audit.
Granted I am a supporter of the Green Guru Guides and the book but here are the facts:
1) It was picked up by the AP and news on ABC, MSNBC and other location publications nationwide as one of the better books to help you go green to save green on energy.
2) The ideas are simple and helpful.Great checklist when you have an old washer and should I get a new thermostat.

Well done David.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful Guide for Everyone Trying to Improve Home Efficiency
The book is packed with ideas for improving energy efficiency and living a greener life. Some of the ideas in the Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits book are basic, like using an outdoor clothes dryer (hang the clothes to dry) and insulate the pipes. Some are facts I simply didn't know or think about - like using the garbage disposal wastes both water and energy. Weather stripping, unplugging appliances when not in use, turning down the temperature on the water heater, are all things most of us can handle, but more complicated projects will, for some of us, require outside help to complete. That is the value of the book - some of the 140 ideas will entail funding (the author provides information about traditional and non-traditional funding sources), but some ideas cost nothing or are surprisingly inexpensive and easy to incorporate.

The ten chapters include -- Increase Your Home's Comfort and Increase your Income, Home Improvements You Can Do Today at No Cost to You, Low-Cost Solutions, Chief Home Energy Expense, Personal and Global Environments, Creating a Personal Energy Plan, How and When to Contract Out Your Green Renovation, Large Renovation Projects, Standards, Conversions and Green References and finally Funding Your Green Home Improvement Projects - all are packed with good ideas to reduce our carbon footprint and save energy.

My only complaint is that some of the projects require more of a step-by-step installation guide for the do-it-yourselfer, but that is usually the case in a book covering such a extensive range of subject matter, there just isn't room for everything. The book serves as a great over-view, will save the homeowner money and is well worth the paper it is printed on.
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9. The Smart Grid: Enabling Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
by Clark W. Gellings
Hardcover: 250 Pages (2009-08-21)
list price: US$125.00 -- used & new: US$84.37
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Asin: 1439815747
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The power system has often been cited as the greatest and most complex machine ever built, yet it is predominantly a mechanical system. Technologies and intelligent systems are now available that can significantly enhance the overall functionality of power distribution and make it ready to meet the needs of the 21st century. This book explains how sensors, communications technologies, computational ability, control, and feedback mechanisms can be effectively combined to create this new, continually adjusting "smart grid" system. It provides an understanding of both IntelliGridSM architecture and EnergyPortSM as well as how to integrate intelligent systems to achieve the goals of reliability, cost containment, energy efficiency in power production and delivery, and end-use energy efficiency.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for college-level collections strong in energy management issues
The Smart Grid: Enabling Energy Efficiency and Demand Response offers a survey of power systems and grid management perfect for college-level collections strong in energy management issues. From how sensors and communication technologies can be combined into a new continually adjusting 'smart' grid system to how integration of intelligent systems can achieve better energy efficiency and manage costs, this comes from a Vice President of Technology at the Electric Power Research Institute and offers the depth of analysis needed for college collections.
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10. Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities
by Lijun Wang
Hardcover: 474 Pages (2008-12-04)
list price: US$179.95 -- used & new: US$113.87
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Asin: 1420063383
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Energy efficiency, environmental protection, and processing waste management continue to attract increased attention in the food processing industry. As with other industrial sectors, reducing costs while also reducing environmental impact and improving overall sustainability is becoming an important part of the business process. Providing practical guidance, Energy Efficiency and Management in Food Processing Facilities explores energy efficiency technologies, emerging energy efficient processes, and methods for converting food processing wastes into energy.

Organized around five central themes, the book explores:

  • Fundamentals of energy conservation, analysis, and management
  • Energy conservation technologies as applied to the food processing industry
  • Energy efficiency and conservations in current food processing systems
  • Emerging systems
  • Energy conversion technologies for utilization of food processing wastes

Conservation Techniques that Improve the Bottom Line

The lack of information on energy conservation and conversion technologies has been a major barrier to energy efficiency improvement and the utilization of processing wastes in the food processing industry. With coverage ranging from basic theory to traditional and alternative energy, this book provides the required skill set for the increased energy conservation and reduced consumption that will positively impact the bottom line in food processing facilities.

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11. Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States (America's Energy Future)
by America's Energy Future Energy Efficiency Technologies Subcommittee, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council
Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-06-11)
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America's economy and lifestyles have been shaped by the low prices and availability of energy. In the last decade, however, the prices of oil, natural gas, and coal have increased dramatically, leaving consumers and the industrial and service sectors looking for ways to reduce energy use. To achieve greater energy efficiency, we need technology, more informed consumers and producers, and investments in more energy-efficient industrial processes, businesses, residences, and transportation.

As part of the America's Energy Future project, Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States examines the potential for reducing energy demand through improving efficiency by using existing technologies, technologies developed but not yet utilized widely, and prospective technologies. The book evaluates technologies based on their estimated times to initial commercial deployment, and provides an analysis of costs, barriers, and research needs. This quantitative characterization of technologies will guide policy makers toward planning the future of energy use in America. This book will also have much to offer to industry leaders, investors, environmentalists, and others looking for a practical diagnosis of energy efficiency possibilities.
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12. Dictionary of Energy Efficiency Technologies
by Michael Frank Hordeski
Hardcover: 350 Pages (2004-08-18)
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This comprehensive reference addresses the diverse topics that form the backbone of energy efficiency in a timesaving dictionary format. Entries include a broad range of important topics, covering such areas as advanced power system infrastructure, power options and configurations, systems of generator backup, redundancy, capacity, power quality problems, power protection, computer-controlled systems, auditing, energy reduction, lighting systems, cogeneration, waste heat recovery, and HVAC systems. Each entry is one to several pages in length and covers critical issues and solutions in many important emerging areas of the energy efficiency field. ... Read more

13. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies
by Rik DeGunther
Paperback: 384 Pages (2008-10-06)
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Asin: 0470376023
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Hands-on, practical solutions to save money by making smart energy changes

One of the best and most affordable strategies people can employ to combat global warming is to improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies provides homeowners with advice, tips, and projects to reduce costs, increase energy efficiency, and cut down on waste and pollution. After performing a do-it-yourself home energy audit, readers create an action plan based on their personal goals. Readers are presented with a wide range of potential solutions, from making better use of blinds and awnings to exploring geothermal options in order to reduce household costs and their impact on the planet.

Rik DeGunther (Rescue, CA) is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consulting firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good for basics, not for experienced energy savers
This was excellent for the basics, and gave some good info on various energy efficient ways to heat your home such as solar power, radiant heat, etc, but otherwise pretty basic.
The last chapter gives 30 ways to be more energy efficient. Of these, the least helpful was to skip the dishwasher drying cycle, and the most helpful was a tie between sealing the HVAC ducts and getting a solar hot water heater and going DIY to save $$.
Good if you need a basic reference, not so good if you're already well on the path of saving energy. ... Read more

14. Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems (Volume 0)
Paperback: 565 Pages (2003-06-04)
list price: US$239.00 -- used & new: US$187.87
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Asin: 3540006664
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This book reports the state of the art of energy-efficient electrical motor driven system technologies, which can be used now and in the near future to achieve significant and cost-effective energy savings. It includes the recent developments in advanced electrical motor end-use devices (pumps, fans and compressors) by some of the largest manufacturers. Policies and programs to promote the large scale penetration of energy-efficient technologies and the market transformation are featured in the book, describing the experiences carried out in different parts of the world. This extensive coverage includes contributions from relevant institutions in the Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A good compilation of EE articles
A very good compilation of many experts' view on EE in Motor Driven applications, but lack of 'flow' when you read from one article to the other, and I also have a question on who verify the accuratecy of the data, some neutral body verified it? ... Read more

15. Energy Efficiency for Information Technology: How to Reduce Power Consumption in Servers and Data Centers
by L. Minas, B. Ellison
Paperback: 330 Pages (2009-08-10)
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Asin: 1934053201
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Minimizing power consumption is one of the primary technical challenges that today's IT organizations face. Laurie Minas and Brad Ellison highlight how power consumption has grown quickly, driven by the sheer number of servers deployed in datacenters. The operational expense for energy over a three year period of operation will soon equal the capital expense of hardware. Rack and blade servers concentrate heat in smaller spaces and demand sophisticated cooling systems, which themselves consume power. While servers dominate the power consumed by IT systems, storage systems and network switches draw power as well. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars About the Authors
Lauri Minas is the Senior Strategic Server Planner in the Server Architecture and Planning Group within Intel's Server Products Group. Lauri has managed Intel's Server Industry Marketing Group, setting the strategic direction of server industry efforts for Intel server technologies across Intel divisions. She is a five-time recipient of the Intel Achievement Award.Lauri earned both her bachelor's degree and master's degree in Business from Arizona State University.

Brad Ellison is the Data Center Architect for the IT-OPS Data Center Services team at Intel.Ellison is a former Board member of the Data Center Institute and is a charter member of the Infrastructure Executive Board Data Center Operations Council as well as ICEX Knowledge Exchange Program Data Center Excellence Practice.Ellison received a B.S. from the University of North Dakota in 1981 and an M.S. from Oregon State University in 1985
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16. Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Mechanical Engineering Series)
Hardcover: 1560 Pages (2007-05-07)
list price: US$184.95 -- used & new: US$160.26
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Asin: 0849317304
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Brought to you by the creator of numerous bestselling handbooks, the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides a thorough grounding in the analytic techniques and technological developments that underpin renewable energy use and environmental protection. The handbook emphasizes the engineering aspects of energy conservation and renewable energy. Taking a world view, the editors discuss key topics underpinning energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. They provide content at the forefront of the contemporary debate about energy and environmental futures. This is vital information for planning a secure energy future.

Practical in approach, the book covers technologies currently available or expected to be ready for implementation in the near future. It sets the stage with a survey of current and future world-wide energy issues, then explores energy policies and incentives for conservation and renewable energy, covers economic assessment methods for conservation and generation technologies, and discusses the environmental costs of various energy generation technologies. The book goes on to examine distributed generation and demand side management procedures and gives a perspective on the efficiencies, economics, and environmental costs of fossil and nuclear technologies.

Highlighting energy conservation as the cornerstone of a successful national energy strategy, the book covers energy management strategies for industry and buildings, HVAC controls, co-generation, and advances in specific technologies such as motors, lighting, appliances, and heat pumps. It explores energy storage and generation from renewable sources and underlines the role of infrastructure security and risk analysis in planning future energy transmission and storage systems. These features and more make the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy the tool for designing the energy sources of the future. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars cheap but excellent
Bought this being interested in CSP technologies for work project. Already having a good understanding of the subject, I found the explanations very clear and even found some more valuable info. ... Read more

17. Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing Countries: Global Experiences and Lessons from Early Adopters
by Feng Liu, Anke S. Meyer, John F. Hogan
Paperback: 240 Pages (2010-10-12)
list price: US$25.00 -- used & new: US$25.00
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Asin: 0821385348
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Urbanization and growing wealth in developing countries portend a large increase of demand for modern energy services in residential, commercial and public-service buildings in the coming decades. Pursuing energy efficiency in buildings is vital to energy security in developing countries and is identified by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change as having the greatest potential for cost-effective reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 among all energy-consuming sectors. Building energy efficiency codes (BEECs), along with energy efficiency standards for major appliances and equipment, are broadly recognized as a necessary government intervention to overcome persistent market barriers to capturing the economic potential of energy efficiency gains in the residential, commercial and public-service sectors. Implementation of BEECs help prevent costly energy wastes over the lifecycles of buildings in space heating, air conditioning, lighting, and other energy service requirements. Nonetheless, achieving the full potential of energy savings afforded by more energy-efficient buildings requires holding people who live or work in buildings accountable for the cost of energy services. Compliance enforcement has been the biggest challenge to implementing BEECs. This report summarizes the findings of an extensive literature survey of the experiences of implementing BEECs in developed countries, as well as those from case studies of China, Egypt, India, and Mexico. It also serves as a primer on the basic features and contents of BEECs and the commonly adopted compliance and enforcement approaches. This report highlights the key challenges to improving compliance enforcement in developing countries, including government commitment to energy efficiency, the effectiveness of government oversight of the construction sector, the compliance capacity of building supply chain, and financing constraints. The report notes that the process of transforming a country s building supply chain toward delivering increasingly more energy-efficient buildings takes time and requires persistent government intervention through uniformly enforced and regularly updated BEECs. The report recommends increased international support in strengthening the enforcement infrastructure for BEECs in middle-income developing countries. For low- and lower-middle-income countries, there is an urgent need to assist in improving the effectiveness of government oversight system for building construction, laying the foundation for the system to also cover BEECs. ... Read more

18. Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (Ninth Edition)
by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson, Katie Ackerly
Paperback: 256 Pages (2007-10-27)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$8.63
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Asin: 0865716021
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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How efficient are front-load washing machines? When is it time to replace your old refrigerator? These questions and many more are answered in The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, a one-stop resource for consumers who want to improve their home’s energy performance and reduce costs. Zeroing in on the most useful response can be a challenge; this ninth edition cuts through the confusion.

Well-organized and highly readable, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings begins with an overview of the interrelationships between energy use, economics, and the environment. Chapters focus on specific areas in the home, such as electronics, lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, kitchen, and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:

  • Describing energy use characteristics
  • Drawing comparisons between available technologies
  • Outlining the most cost-effective repair and replacement options
  • Providing step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment
  • Describing how the equipment operates
  • Summarizing how much energy is used or lost

Included are tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why consumers should purchase new energy-efficient equipment, as well as a reminder to check local government and utility incentives for purchase or retrofit grants.

This guide will be an invaluable resource to all consumers concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.

Jennifer Thorne Amann is a senior associate in the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Buildings and Equipment Program.

Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, Inc., author of Your Green Home, and executive editor of Environmental Building News.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great and informative book!
This is a very detailed book which lays out for you what items drains energy needlessly and what a homeowner can do to remedy the situation. A lot of things can be done cheaply and with no effort all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical, Informative, Money-saving
This book is filled with practical advice and energy saving suggestions, with illustrations and instructions that explain the "hows and whys" of energy savings.The book takes you through the house from attic to appliances, from windows to CFL lights, with the Real Story on each. The advice is highly practical and much better than some books that simply point out the obvious. The book is FULL of practical projects you can do this weekend to make your home more efficient.This book will pay for itself the first weekend you own it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple black-and-white illustrations help to clarify key points in this solid money-saving guide.
Written by Jennifer Thorne Amann (Senior Associate in the Buildings and Equipment Program at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is a handy resource for homeowners, state utility companies, and anyone else interested in saving money and reducing environmental impact. Now in its ninth updated edition, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings offers in-depth comparisons between available energy-saving technologies, cost-effective repair and replacement options, step-by-step instructions for finding the right equipment for one's needs, and much more. "Try to install your clothes washer as close to the water heater as reasonably possible and insulate the hot water pipes leading to it to minimize heat loss through the pipes. Also, if possible, locate the washer and dryer in a heated space. This is particularly important with dryers, which depend on heat to dry." Simple black-and-white illustrations help to clarify key points in this solid money-saving guide. Highly recommended. ... Read more

19. Practical Energy Efficiency Optimization
by G.G. Rajan
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2006-03-31)
list price: US$90.00 -- used & new: US$72.01
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Asin: 1593700512
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Keeping a power plant running at optimal efficiency makes a significant contribution to a company’s bottom line. That means power plant and energy managers at industrial facilities face the difficult tasks of consistently generating power at minimal cost. And with energy costs consuming up to 65% of heavy industry budgets, maintaining efficiency has never been more critical.

Practical Energy Efficiency Optimization presents basic information for optimizing power plants. Whether at a major utility, or at an industrial facility, these formulas are proven to increase power plant efficiency. Review exercises and practical case studies provide real-world applications on maintaining optimal efficiency. ... Read more

20. The Energy Efficient Home: How to Save Money and Help the Environment by Conserving Your Home's Energy
by Mark Walker
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-07-28)
list price: US$4.95
Asin: B003XT5R44
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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If you're interested in learning everything there is to know about saving money on your utility bill, or reducing your home's impact on the environment, then "The Energy Efficient Home" is a must-read.

Every bit of this book is packed with the latest cutting edge information on making your home more energy efficient. Inside, you'll discover a wide range of energy saving tips and advice, including:

- How to determine your current costs.
- Exactly how to get started on your biggest needs
- The secret of the "fireplace advantage"
- How to easily make the exterior of your house more energy efficient

...and more!

By implementing the strategies and advice contained in "The Energy Efficient Home", the amount of money you'll save on your utility bill in just a single month will easily pay for the cost of this book many times over.

"The Energy Efficient Home", is written in plain, easy to understand English (you won't find any super complicated technical jargon here), and it's laid out so that it will effortlessly lead you through the process of making your home more energy efficient, step-by-step.

So if you're serious about saving money every single month (and helping the environment in the process), then "The Energy Efficient Home" is the perfect book to get you started. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Money Saver!
Mark's book, The Energy Efficient Home, is filled with great energy saving ideas and suggestions. He clearly lays out how to cut your utility bill and save money.

The thing that I really liked about it is the fact that he covers a lot of little inexpensive tips and tricks that are sure to save me money in my monthly energy bills. This book is well worth the price. I expect that I will save many times the cost of the book in just the next year.

The book is packed with lots of practical things you can do over the course of a weekend to make your home more energy efficient and SAVE MONEY!
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