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High Performance Buildings: A Guide for Owners and Managers, is a template - a blueprint for action for those making decisions about how to improve the energy efficiency and performance of new or existing buildings. It is designed to have broad appeal, both for the seasoned veteran facility or energy manager and for the new manager alike, but can also be utilized as a practical desk reference by professionals such as architects, engineers, and construction managers. The book provides an objective and orderly approach to what is often a complex, costly and time-consuming process. The full spectrum of topics relevant to achieving optimum building performance is addressed, including analysis of overall building energy use and performance, building commissioning, applicable codes, standards and rating systems, building envelope, onsite power generating options, optimizing performance of building mechanical and electrical equipment, and importance of effective building operation and maintenance practices. It is thorough in its topical scope, technically accurate, yet concise. Fundamental principles are discussed and illustrated with case studies.
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1 - Inputs
2 - Definitions
3 - High Performance - A Real Estate Perspective
4 - Building Energy Analysis
5 - Commissioning
6 - Standards, Codes & Rating Systems
7 - Envelope
8 - On-site Distributed Power (DEG)
9 - Mechanical & Electrical Equipment
10 - Operations & Maintenance
11 - Outputs