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By Douglas Harris

Inefficient strength use in structures is either more and more dear and unsustainable. certainly, the relief of the strength intake of present constructions is as least as vital because the layout of latest low-energy constructions. Controlling strength use is something, however it is critical to evaluate or estimate it, and to appreciate the variety of interventions for decreasing its use and the tools for assessing the price effectiveness of those measures.

This accomplished consultant essentially and concisely covers some of the concerns from a theoretical viewpoint and gives functional, labored examples the place acceptable, besides examples of the way the calculations are performed.

Topics lined include:

  • where and the way strength is utilized in buildings
  • energy audits
  • measuring and tracking strength use
  • techniques for decreasing strength use in buildings
  • legislative issues.

It offers a template for instigating the strength administration approach inside of a company, in addition to tips on administration matters corresponding to worker motivation, and offers useful info on tips on how to hold it via. This publication may still entice construction managers and amenities managers and in addition to scholars of power administration modules in FE and HE courses.

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6. List of where you think energy is being wasted, where and how savings could be made. 7. Calculations based on 6 to show the cost-effectiveness (or otherwise) of measures. 8. Specific recommendations based on 6 and 7, Check list for energy audits. Location Building form and orientation 35 Floor plans and elevations energy audits Pre-inspection 36 Drawings of services layout a guide to energy management in buildings Areas, floor–ceiling heights Use External environment Maintenance records Alterations and improvements Energy sources and tariffs Determine whether the building is owner-occupied Determine whether the owner or occupier pays the fuel bills Determine whether heating/electricity are flat-rate or metered Fabric survey Roof – type, condition, insulation, condensation rooflights?

Hours used. 2. Description of heating/cooling/lighting systems, air-handling units, boilers, fittings, controls. 3. Thermal comfort – state whether conditions are acceptable. 4. Energy consumption – bills, estimates. If not available, state what you would need to do to find out – what measurements to make. 5. Comments on specific points about the operation of the buildings. Does everything work as it should, is it well maintained, and so on? 6. List of where you think energy is being wasted, where and how savings could be made.

One purpose of the walk-through is to determine whether the building is as stated on the plans; often changes are made such as extensions, new ventilation plant, additional insulation, and the like, which are not noted on the plans available. The condition of the building should be noted too: fabric defects (including draughts caused by badly-fitting windows and the like) contribute to energy waste, as does missing or damaged lagging on pipes or insulation on roofs and walls. The standard of cleanliness of light fittings is also to be noted – if lighting output is related to daylight level, dirty fittings may result in 20 per cent more energy being required.

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