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INVESTMENT GRADE ENERGY AUDIT (E-BOOK)

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This book was written to give energy-involved professionals the tools they need to take their energy audits to the next level, and use them to accurately predict a building's future energy use and true savings potential. Going beyond the conventional energy audit, which can lead to projections which are frequently off by as much as ±20%, this book provides detailed guidelines on how to use the new tool, the investment grade audit (IGA), which enables prediction of savings with much greater accuracy. Building on the traditional audit, the IGA requires the addition of a "risk assessment component" which evaluates conditions in a specific building and/or process and reduces the level of uncertainty as to how proposed energy efficiency measures will really behave over time. The authors have covered every aspect of the IGA, including risk management, the "people" factor, measurement and verification, financing issues, report presentation guidelines, and master planning strategies.

ISBN: 0-88173-362-8
6 x 9, Illus., 195 pp., Hardcover
ORDER CODE: 0497


CONTENTS

1 – How Energy Auditing Evolved
Early Auditing Struggles • Gaining Confidence in the ‘80s • The Energy Audit • Cost-Effectiveness • Auditing for Performance Contracting • Beyond Payback • The Auditor • The Owner's Expectations

2 – Why the Traditional Audit is Just Not Good Enough
Life Ain't What It Used to Be • Putting the Traditional Audit to Work • Predictive Consistency • Factors to Consider • Expanding Considerations

3 – Weighing Human Behavior
Judging Behavioral Impact • The People Factor

4 – Building the M&V Foundation
The Case for M&V • M&V Rules of the Road • M&V Guidance • Measurement Devices • Commissioning & the M&V Fit • When M&V Just Isn't Working

5 – The IAQ Fit
IAQ Fundamentals • IAQ & Energy Efficiency

6 – Financing Issues & the IGA
Basic Money Concepts • Finding the Money to Implement an IGA • IGAs for ESPs & ESCOs • Creating a Bankable Project

7 – Working Risk into the Mix
The Nature of Risk • Fitting the Pieces Together

8 – Potential Mitigating Strategies
Mitigating People Risks • Mitigating Facility Risks • Mitigating Technical Risks • Calculating the Cost

9 – The IGA Report
Auditing Has Come a Long Way • Where Have We Gone Wrong? • The Traditional Audit Report • IGA Report Preparation

10 – Energy Management Planning: The Next Level
Developing the Master Plan • Common Components of an EMP

Appendices, Index

Category: PDF Versions of AEE Professional Reference Books