The book first provides a general overview of basic power systems commonly available in buildings. Then, detailed discussions of various components of typical building electrical distribution system are outlined through several chapters including transformers, protection devices, conductors and conduits, power and lighting panels, and motor control centers. The book includes several illustrations and numerous examples and analysis exercises are included, along with detailed design examples.
Moncef Krarti, PhD, is a professor in the Building Systems Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The book rounds out with a glossary, abbreviations list, formulas, and metric/standard conversions, and is an ideal reference for estimators, engineers and managers with the level of detail and equipment breakdown necessary for today’s industrial operations.Includes day-to-day worksheets to help users estimate equipment and piping for any plant or refinery projectPresents the comparison method to estimate similarities and differences between proposed and previously installed equipmentHelps users understand and produce more accurate direct costs with sample estimates
This book provides researchers and professionals with a coherent set of tools and techniques for enhancing energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. The case studies presented help practitioners implement the techniques and technologies in their own projects.Introduces a holistic analysis approach to energy efficiency for buildings using the concept of energy productivityProvides coverage of individual buildings, communities and urban centersIncludes both the design of new buildings and retrofitting of existing structures to improve energy efficiencyDescribes state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologiesPresents several cases studies and examples that illustrate the analysis techniques and impact of energy efficiency technologies and controls