The text highlights the special characteristics of air distribution in individual spaces. It presents the basic and fundamental concepts of air distribution as it relates to grilles and outlets, room space, and buildings. It focuses on air distribution systems in large buildings, starting with simple rooms and then moving on to more complex configurations. It also sums up the latest standards and best practices in air conditioning engineering.
This text serves as an ideal resource for air conditioning engineers, contractors, and consultants. It also benefits mechanical and architectural engineering students.
Essam E. Khalil is professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering , he has over 43 years of experience in design and simulation of combustion chambers for terrestrial and aerospace applications. He has published over 550 papers in journals and conference proceedings on combustion, energy, and indoor air quality control. He has also published 11 books; Professor Khalil is also a Fellow of ASME, Fellow AIAA, Fellow ASHRAE; Distinguished Lecturer ASHRAE. He is editor of Energy & Buildings, Letters in CFD and, International Journal of Reacting Systems. He received many international awards including the ASME George Westinghouse Award recipient 2009, AIAA Energy Systems Award 2010, ASHRAE Distinguished Services Award 2010,AIAA Sustained Services Award 2011, and ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal Award 2012.
Offering an integrated view of energy systems and urban planning supported by extensive data, references, and case studies, this text:Examines the energy efficiency performance of cities following sustainable urbanism principles Investigates how informal areas in developing countries achieve sustainable development Presents energy-efficient urban planning as a tool for improving city energy performance Proposes the development of a common procedure for obtaining an energy performance certificate Calculates the energy performance of buildings, accounting for heating/cooling systems and other variables
Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment demonstrates the importance of implementing an energy performance directive to aid energy savings in large buildings and set regulations for energy-efficient designs based on standard calculation methods. This book provides engineers working with sustainable energy systems, urban planners needing information on energy systems and optimisation, and professors and students of engineering, environmental science, and urban planning with a valuable reference on energy sustainability.
Well-trained energy auditors are essential to the success of building energy efficiency programs—and Energy Audit of Building Systems: An Engineering Approach, Second Edition updates a bestselling guide to helping them improve their craft. This book outlines a systematic, proven strategy to employ analysis methods to assess the effectiveness of a wide range of technologies and techniques that can save energy and reduce operating costs in residential and commercial buildings.
Useful to auditors, managers, and students of energy systems, material is organized into 17 self-contained chapters, each detailing a specific building subsystem or energy efficiency technology. Rooted in established engineering principles, this volume:
Explores state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to reduce energy consumption in buildings
Lays out innovative energy efficiency technologies and strategies, as well as more established methods, to estimate energy savings from conservation measures
Provides several calculation examples to outline applications of methods
To help readers execute and optimize real building energy audits, the author presents several case studies of existing detailed energy audit reports. These include results from field testing, building energy simulation, and retrofit analysis of existing buildings, with recommendations based on sound economic analysis. Examining various subsystems, such as lighting, heating, and cooling systems, it provides an overview of basic engineering methods used to verify and measure actual energy savings attributed to energy efficiency projects. The author presents simplified calculation methods to evaluate their effectiveness and ultimately improve on them. Ideal either as a professional reference or a text for continuing education courses, this book fortifies readers’ understanding of building energy systems, paving the way for future breakthroughs.