The Manager's Guide to Maximising and Sustaining Energy Reduction

Author: Kit Oung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317143671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 7611

The business benefits of lower energy consumption are clear: lower energy costs, energy tax avoidance, selling excess CO2 credits, immediately adding savings to the bottom line and improved competitiveness. However, with a need to focus on day to day business management activities, implementing energy reduction programmes stretches the capabilities and know-how of responsible managers. Kit Oung’s Energy Management in Business is an expert's guide to energy reduction. It covers four important aspects of managing energy: strategy for successful implementation, available tools and techniques, generating sustainable quick wins and active management involvement. This book offers distilled practical concepts with real life case studies chosen to build insight, and illustrate how managers and engineers can relate to a broad range of energy reduction opportunities. We take energy for granted, like the air we breathe. We need to engage employees with energy management in two ways. In a more general sense, for those using energy for normal working practices, awareness and behaviour change are key. For those with more direct influence over energy using systems, engagement is also fundamental. Energy Management in Business places the process firmly in the context of commercial and industrial business practice. The book is an excellent companion for any organisation seeking ISO 50001 certification and a reduced energy consumption, as well as those that simply wish to better understand the options, strategies and risks that every business now faces.
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Author: Aykut I. Ölçer,Momoko Kitada,Dimitrios Dalaklis,Fabio Ballini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331974576X

Category: Law

Page: 509

View: 4326

This book provides an overview of contemporary trends and challenges in maritime energy management (MEM). Coordinated action is necessary to achieve a low carbon and energy-efficient maritime future, and MEM is the prevailing framework aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from maritime industry activities. The book familiarizes readers with the status quo in the field, and paves the way for finding solutions to perceived challenges. The 34 contributions cover six important aspects: regulatory framework; energy-efficient ship design; energy efficient ship and port operation; economic and social dimensions; alternative fuels and wind-assisted ship propulsion; and marine renewable energy. This pioneering work is intended for researchers and academics as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in this important field.
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The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers

Author: Dennis R. Landsberg,Mychele R. Lord,Steven W. Carlson

Publisher: Amer Society of Heating

ISBN: 9781933742632

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 78

View: 8055

"This guide explains why building owners and managers should be concerned about energy efficiency. The first in a series, the goal of this resource is to help this audience evaluate current building operations and conduct the economic analysis necessary to make decisions to improve energy efficiency"--Provided by publisher.
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Of Energy Efficiency Projects

Author: Jeff Julia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998497617

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2908

Navigating the Maze is a guide to energy efficiency for time and resource constrained professionals and consumers. The marketplace is glutted with energy saving products and proposals - some worthy, some not - resulting in confusion and skepticism across the board. This book clearly lays out the six essential energy efficiency criteria for business professionals and homeowners to make informed evaluations of any project. For successful navigation of the often confusing energy efficiency industry, author Jeff Julia addresses common oversights and pitfalls while supplying vital tools and resources to the reader. Navigating the Maze establishes a framework for evaluating proposals to make wise investment decisions. The author, an energy efficiency industry veteran, draws on his experience across a range of projects to empower the reader through Joe Stevenson, a composite of many of his own clients. Joe is a restaurant owner experiencing several HVAC related issues with which the author has direct experience. As Joe begins the process to resolve his issues, he learns that energy efficiency improvements can not only solve his HVAC problems but deliver much more. The decisions Joe makes at each step guide the reader clearly through the six essential aspects of energy project evaluation and how to avoid common pitfalls and costly shortcuts. Joe's journey is an anecdotal guide for the business owner and individual consumer wishing to incorporate energy savings into a business strategy. In an entertaining and accessible manner, author Julia shows how wise energy efficiency decisions provide long-term as well as immediate value to any company or project.
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The Earthscan Expert Guide

Author: David Thorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134649347

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 5427

Energy demand reduction is fast becoming a business activity for all companies and organisations because it can increase profits regardless of the nature of their core activity. The International Energy Agency believes that industry could improve its energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost a third using the best available practices and technologies. This guide looks at the many ways available to energy managers to achieve or even exceed this level of performance, including: base-lining consumption planning a monitoring and verification strategy metering (including smart, wireless metering) energy supply management motors and drives compressed air and process controls. Uniquely, it includes a whole chapter on greening data centres. It also looks at topics covered in greater detail in its companion volume, Energy Management in Buildings: insulation, lighting, renewable heating, cooling and HVAC systems. Further chapters examine minimising water use and how to make the financial case, both to prioritise measures for cost effectiveness, and to get management on board. This title is aimed at all professional energy, industry and facilities managers, energy consultants, students, trainees and academics and can be read alongside training for ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems. It takes the reader from basic concepts to the latest advanced thinking, with principles applicable anywhere in the world and in any climate.
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The Complete Guide to to Adding Value and Sustaining Change in an Organization.

Author: Niall Enright

Publisher: Iwik

ISBN: 9781912012718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 839

View: 7424

A comprehensive textbook for practitioners and students of energy and resource efficiency. Focusing on the management and organisational aspects, the first volume introduces a Framework to maximize success. The second volume covers over 200 techniques from data analysis to finance and behaviour. Includes an extensive set of companion files\tools.
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Author: Wayne C. Turner,Steve Doty

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0881735434

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 909

View: 6738

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Author: Sunil Shah

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118387864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 518

This guide to green 'retro-fitting' for corporate real estate, facility managers and occupiers struggling to reduce their building’s carbon footprint will help in the planning and management of a sustainable refurbishment programme. Facilities managers have a key role in improving and maintaining a building’s sustainability credentials over its whole life – through benchmarking and developing improvement strategies, energy efficiency measures and installation of low carbon technologies, as well as through waste minimisation and appropriate material use. The first part of the book gives the context, providing the structure and linkage between the other chapters, together with an overview on sustainable development and refurbishment projects separately and the value gained from a sustainable refurbishment. Part 2 details the regulatory and financial drivers, together with market pressures, and provides an overview of where this is leading together with the implications for sustainable refurbishment. Part 3 provides technical support on carbon measures, helping to determine the feasibility of good practices as part of the refurbishment. Included is a review of energy efficiency, renewable and low carbon technologies and embodied carbon to enable lifecycle carbon calculations, together with the necessary behavioural change aspects needed to embed the changes. Linkages and benefits between the technologies will be highlighted. Part 4 reviews refurbishment from a wider environmental perspective, understanding the challenges and opportunities that exist for particular developments from a materials, water, biodiversity and transport perspective. Throughout the book, checklists are provided on typical activities and good practice that should be performed. These are expanded through relevant case studies and examples to show-case previous good practices and lessons learnt. The book is structured to allow a matrix approach, with Parts 3 and 4 providing the technical information necessary to deliver a sustainable refurbishment; with sector relevance and best practice with case studies throughout the book.
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The Definitive Guide to the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Source of Energy

Author: Mr Steven Fawkes

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472408020

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9273

Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern following the oil crises of the 1970s. Steven Fawkes’ Energy Efficiency is a comprehensive guide for managers and policy-makers to the fundamental questions underpinning energy-efficiency and our responses to it: • what do we really mean by energy efficiency? • what is the potential (in different dimensions)? • why it is important? • what management processes lead to optimisation of energy efficiency? • what technologies are useful for improving energy efficiency? • what policies can be used to promote energy efficiency? • how can energy efficiency be financed? • how can energy suppliers engage with energy efficiency? The result is the most comprehensive review to-date of the barriers and opportunities associated with improving energy efficiency. Clearly written and erudite, Steven Fawkes addresses every aspect of energy efficiency, including the huge and vitally important untapped potential offered by effective energy management and the application of existing technology. He also identifies barriers, such as the rebound effect and how they can be mitigated and he provides a comprehensive review of innovative energy efficiency financing options. This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone with an interest in energy supply and demand reduction.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Energy policy

Page: N.A

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Author: John E. Kuser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402042892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 487

View: 9201

This book is a textbook for Urban/Community Forestry courses and a handbook for Shade Tree Commissions, tree wardens, State and National Forestry Services, and professional societies. It is the most complete text in this field because it addresses both culture and management, and the chapters have been written by experts who are active practitioners. The book provides observations and examples relevant to every urban center in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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The Legal, Ethical, and International Environment

Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business law

Page: 991

View: 1583

This book is a business law text which includes numerous business oriented features. This third edition continues with the themes of the previous edition: ethics, social responsibility, contemporary business and application issues, and international law.
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Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

Author: Jim Loehr,Dr. James E. Loehr,Tony Schwartz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743226752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4804

A personal energy training program outlines strategies on how to prevent burnout and improve productivity, discussing such areas as how to work with four key sources of energy, balancing stress and recovery, expanding capacity, and implementing positive routines. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
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Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top

Author: Andrew S. Winston

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422135403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 7963

When the economy turns rough, many companies sideline their green business initiatives. That's a big mistake. In Green Recovery, Andrew Winston shows that no company can afford to wait for the downturn to ease before going green. Green initiatives ratchet up your company's resource efficiency, creativity, and employee motivation. They save energy, waste, and money, preserving precious capital-and give precise focus to your innovation efforts and strategic priorities. Part manifesto and part how-to guide, this concise and engaging book provides a road map for using green initiatives to deliver short-term gains and position your company for long-term strategic growth. You'll discover how to: -Get lean: Amp up your energy and resource efficiency to survive tough times -Get smart: Use environmental data about products and supply chains for competitive advantage -Get creative: Rejuvenate your innovation efforts by asking heretical questions such as "How might we operate with no fossil fuels?" -Get going: Engage and excite employees to solve the company's, the customer's, and the world's environmental challenges Green Recovery is your guide to establishing your competitive positioning in difficult times and emerging even stronger into a vastly changed economy.
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A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

Author: Chuck Eastman,Paul Teicholz,Rafael Sacks,Kathleen Liston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111802169X

Category: Architecture

Page: 640

View: 7916

"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings together most of the current information about BIM, its history, as well as its potential future in one convenient place, and can serve as a handy reference book on BIM for anyone who is involved in the design, construction, and operation of buildings and needs to know about the technologies that support it. The need for such a book is indisputable, and it is terrific that Chuck Eastman and his team were able to step up to the plate and make it happen. Thanks to their efforts, anyone in the AEC industry looking for a deeper understanding of BIM now knows exactly where to look for it." —AECbytes book review, August 28, 2008 (www.aecbytes.com/review/2008/BIMHandbook.html) Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Completely updated material covering the current practice and technology in this fast-moving field Expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, with special focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout the book New insight on the ways BIM facilitates sustainable building New information on interoperability schemas and collaboration tools Six new case studies Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Second Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.
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Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1010

View: 9863

Exceptionally reader-friendly, this full-color introduction to contemporary business law offers full coverage and clear explanations of traditional business law topics AND addresses the legal environment in which business must operate. Over 100 enrichment boxes focus on contemporary, ethical, and international issues, and over 150 contemporary cases provide examples of the application of the law. Coverage includes the legal ramifications of the Internet and technology; contract formation and commercial law; contract performance and international trade; intellectual property rights including the exploding multimedia market and its legal implications; equal opportunity employment including the latest discussion of diversity in the workforce; ethics and social responsibility of business; product liability; and more. For those currently practicing in legal and/or business environments.
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Green Strategies for Operation and Maintenance

Author: Lal Jayamaha

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071777342

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8986

Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results. From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems...to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency...identifying promising new solutions...evaluating their feasibility...and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables building professionals to: Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings Review real-world examples of successful green building projects Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide • Energy Management and Energy Auditing • Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems • Boilers and Heating Systems • Pumping Systems • Cooling Towers • Air Handling and Distribution Systems • Lighting Systems • Building Electrical Systems • Building Automation Systems • Building Envelope
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Author: Douglas Harris

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317310454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 5110

This new edition of A Guide to Energy Management in Buildings begins by asking why we need to control energy use in buildings and proceeds to discuss how the energy consumption of a building can be assessed or estimated through an energy audit. It then details a range of interventions to reduce energy use and outlines methods of assessing the cost-effectiveness of such measures. Topics covered include: where and how energy is used in buildings energy audits measuring and monitoring energy use techniques for reducing energy use in buildings legislative issues. And new in this edition: the cooling of buildings fuel costs and smart metering and education and professional recognition. It provides a template for instigating the energy-management process within an organization, as well as guidance on management issues such as employee motivation, and gives practical details on how to carry the process through. This book should appeal to building and facilities managers and also to students of energy management modules in FE and HE courses.
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Author: Henry R. Cheeseman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

View: 7183

\\1\textformat=02> The second edition of this internationally focused book is based on the authors' theme of unity in diversity, and encompasses twelve research-based principles that serve as a framework for bringing both global.
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