Energy is the mainstay of industrial societies, and without an adequate supply of energy the social, political and economic stability of nations is put into jeopardy. With supplies of inexpensive fossil fuels decreasing, and climate change factors becoming more threatening, the need to conserve energy and move steadily to more sustainable energy sources is more urgent than ever before. The updated Second Edition of this successful handbook includes chapters from leading experts on the economics and fiscal management of energy, with a focus on the tools available to advance efficiency and conservation measures. Updated coverage of renewable energy sources, energy storage technologies, energy audits for buildings and building systems, and demand-side management is provided. The appendix of the handbook provides extensive data resources for analysis and calculation.

chapter 1|6 pages

Planning for Sustainability

ByFrank Kreith

chapter 2|22 pages


ByTerry Penney, Frank Kreith

chapter 3|32 pages

Economics Methods

ByWalter Short, Rosalie Ruegg

chapter 4|22 pages

Analysis Methods for Building Energy Auditing

ByMoncef Krarti

chapter 5|40 pages

Electrical Energy Management in Buildings

ByCraig B. Smith, Kelly E. Parmenter

chapter 6|56 pages

Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Control Systems

ByBryan P. Rasmussen, Jan F. Kreider, David E. Claridge, Charles H. Culp

chapter 7|30 pages

Energy-Efficient Lighting Technologies and Their Applications in the Residential and Commercial Sectors

ByKarina Garbesi, Brian F. Gerke, Andrea L. Alstone, Barbara Atkinson, Alex J. Valenti, and Vagelis Vossos

chapter 8|20 pages

Energy-Efficient Technologies: Major Appliances and Space Conditioning Equipment

ByEric Kleinert, James E. McMahon, Greg Rosenquist, James Lutz, Alex Lekov, Peter Biermayer, and Stephen Meyers

chapter 9|16 pages

Heat Pumps

ByHerbert W. Stanford III

chapter 10|86 pages

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Energy Management

ByCraig B. Smith, Barney L. Capehart, and Wesley M. Rohrer, Jr.

chapter 11|28 pages

Electric Motor Systems Efficiency

ByAníbal T. de Almeida, Steve F. Greenberg, and Prakash Rao

chapter 12|28 pages

Energy Storage Technologies

ByJeffrey P. Chamberlain, Roel Hammerschlag, Christopher P. Schaber

chapter 13|22 pages

Demand-Side Management

ByClark W. Gellings, Kelly E. Parmenter