energy efficiency Books

  • Energy Efficiency

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY uses an applied scientific methodology and case studies to demonstrate and support: The need for the U.S. and the world to commit to energy and resource efficiency as the central goal in investing in electric, heat, and cooling infrastructure, the huge economic opportunity for using the inefficiency built into 20th century energy ...

  • Energy Efficiency Incentives for Businesses 2010: Eastern States

    A list of incentives totaling $8.6 billion available on the eastern seaboard. A sneak peak of future opportunities planned by policymakers and utilities. An insider’s glimpse of how companies likes yours have used this new ...

  • Transforming the Market : Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    New modeling by the WBCSD shows how energy use in buildings can be cut by 60 percent by 2050 - essential to meeting global climate change targets - but this will require immediate action to transform the building sector. This is the central message of the report from the WBCSD's four-year, $15 million Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) research ...

  • Warm Homes

    Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in the existing housing stock have been slow and expensive. The grants available are too complicated to administer and have had to be applied for on a household-by-household basis, with those that do wish to upgrade required to cover a large part of the upfront costs. This has resulted in millions of ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Household Appliances and Lighting

    This book covers the state of the art of energy efficiency in household appliances and lighting which can be used now and in the near future to achieve significant and cost-effective energy savings. Recent developments in advanced appliance and lighting technologies by some of the largest manufacturers are also presented. Although energy-efficient ...

  • UNEP Handbook for Drafting Law on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

    The UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on EnerEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources is written in response to the needs expressed by developing country law draftsmen to UNEP for assistance in drafting legislative provisions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and particularly their environmental ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems

    This book reports the state of the art of energy-efficient electrical motor driven system technologies, which can be used now and in the near future to achieve significant and cost-effective energy savings. It includes the recent developments in advanced electrical motor end-use devices (pumps, fans and compressors) by some of the largest ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Executive Brief #1: Our vision: A world where buildings consume zero net energy

    Buildings use about one-third of the world’s energy. Leading companies in the building, equipment and energy industries launched Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) with the WBCSD in March 2006. The project brings together companies worldwide, which are determined to remove barriers to energy-efficient concepts in new and existing ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business Realities and Opportunities - Facts and Trends

    This Study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they ...

  • Energy-Efficient Electric Motors, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

    This detailed reference provides guidelines for the selection and utilization of electric motors for improved reliability, performance, energy-efficiency, and life-cycle cost. Completely revised and expanded, the book reflects the recent state of the field, as well as recent developments in control electronics, the economics of energy-efficient ...

  • Report 4300: Energy Efficiency & Demand Response

    Report 4300: Energy Efficiency & Demand Response explores the policy and market drivers that animate the EE&DR industry today. We pay particular attention to the new and emerging business models that have built DR services into a $370 million market from virtually nothing 10 years ago. We examine the strategies of utilities and their ...

  • The Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Energy-Efficiency Improvement in Firms

    The Netherlands and some neighbouring countries in Europe have implemented a variety of policy instruments since 1990. These include investment subsidies, voluntary agreements on energy-efficiency, direct regulation and taxes. How effective are these measures?This book presents improved theoretical insight in the investment behaviour of firms, and ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment in North America: A Compendium of Best Practices and Case Studies of Novel Approaches

    After manpower, energy is the highest operating cost item for most the wastewater utilities. Over the last decade, the implementation of new technologies to meet new effluent limits and water quality standards has considerably increased energy consumption by the sector. The price of energy has also substantially increased in the same period. In ...

  • Energizing Cleaner Production : A Guide for Trainers

    This guide Energizing Cleaner Production - a Guide for Trainers, includes a Management Course for company managers, which outlines an approach to improve energy effciency, more effective national policies, mechanisms to finance projects, and the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. The Guide also includes a Technical Course providing ...

  • Potential for Industrial Energy-Efficiency Improvement in the Long Term

    We need to know what opportunities there are and what limits exist to the improvement of energy efficiency, since this is the most cost-effective way to abate greenhouse gas emissions. This book presents a method whereby promising technologies can be identified and characterised that can contribute to an improvement of energy efficiency in ...

  • Technical Report Series No. 25 : Energy Savings in the Transport Sector

    Basic technical steps, with focus on road transport. Tells how to design energy-efficient systems or improve existing ones. Includes policy and management tools. Suitable for government decision makers and transport system managers in any ...

  • Vision 2050

    Hiroshi Komiyama's 'Vision 2050' is a plan for paving a road to global sustainability. It lays out a path to a sustainable future for humanity that could realistically be achieved by 2050 through the application of science and technology. A prominent Japanese academic and leader in global sustainability, Komiyama draws upon realistic assumptions ...

  • International Residential Code®

    The International Residential Code® brings uniformity to construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to here stories high. Forty-three chapters cover: • Building planning• Foundations• Floors• Wall covering• Roof assemblies• Chimneys and fireplaces• Energy efficiency• Mechanical ...

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings Executive Brief #2 - Our vision: A world where buildings consume zero net energy

    Buildings are responsible for about 40% of energy use in most countries. The EEB project will determine which combination of recommendations will most effectively result in substantial energy and emission reductions, putting us on a committed path towards zero net energy ...

  • Energy Scalable Radio Design

    Smart energy management, both at design time and at run time, is indispensable in modern radios. It requires a careful trade-off between the system’s performance, and its power consumption. Moreover, the design has to be dynamically reconfigurable to optimally balance these parameters at run time, depending on the current operating ...

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