In Europe, the building sector accounts for 40% of energy consumption which has a strong influence on greenhouse gas emissions. The book deals with efficient methodologies aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector. This includes analyses of the building envelopes, the heating systems, the use of solar energy and the assessment of the environmental and energy sustainability of the proposed solutions. After a brief introduction to the physical fundamentals involved in the study, results are presented to support cost-effective technical strategies to promote actions for energy saving, in the most critical fields and with the most economic advantage.
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 LEEDÂ®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.
The book draws upon the Out Source Service Agents Programme that was launched in Xerox India in 1998. It covers the transformation of a group of Service Technicians with no background of business into successful entrepreneurs. It captures their fears and challenges as they set off on an unfamiliar journey and how they gradually learned the ropes to become successful business men .There were failures and setbacks for some and successes for others. The book is a factual assessment of the programme, covering more than a decade since its launch. The book covers what makes for good programme management and successful outsourcing of service operations through in- depth studies of thirteen of the early adopters of this programme. Each story provides rich material for use as case studies in training programmes and is also very good instructional material for those involved with customer services and outsource programme management. The book covers some of the issues that led to less than acceptable results from the company's perspective and how these could have been avoided.
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