Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook by Steve Doty

By Steve Doty

This functional reference serves as a complete source for appearing strength audits in advertisement amenities. The publication starts off by means of explaining that after advertisement amenities are subdivided into different types according to company variety, many beneficial styles could be pointed out which are acceptable to the functionality of a good strength audit. It discusses techniques and guidance for a variety of enterprise and development varieties, equivalent to faculties, eating places, scientific amenities, grocery shops, laboratories, place of work structures, spiritual amenities, libraries, and warehouses. The ebook additionally covers development power audit and overview, together with development envelope, lighting fixtures, HVAC, controls, warmth restoration, thermal garage, electric platforms and utilities.

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Cooling • Evaporative cooling. May Only Be Viable During New Construction • Washers that use less water. • High speed extractors. Boiler: See “Boilers” this chapter 42 Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook LIBRARIES/MUSEUMS Figure 3-8. Energy End Use Distribution for Libraries/Museums Primary Energy Use Sources • Heating and cooling • Lighting Controls • Scheduled start-stop of lighting even if HVAC must run continuously. • Set space temperature controls to avoid over-cooling. • 5 degree deadband between heating and cooling operations if possible.

Circuiting of lights to allow first 10 feet inboard from the perimeter to be turned off during bright outdoor hours. • Daylight lighting design. • Ground source heat pumps. Cafeteria: See “Food Service” this chapter If a boiler is used: See “Boilers” this chapter If a chiller is used: See “Chillers” this chapter 34 Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook FOOD SALES—GROCERY STORES Figure 3-5. Energy End Use Distribution for Food Sales/Grocery Stores Primary Energy Use Sources • Refrigeration • Office equipment • Heating and cooling • Lighting Controls • Demand controlled ventilation for variable occupancy • Set back temperatures if not open 24 hours.

Avoid humidification if possible. Lower domestic hot water temperature to 120 deg F for hand washing and bathing. Turn off domestic hot water re-circulation pumps at night to unoccupied areas of the building. Maintenance • Calibrate controls every two years. • Annual maintenance on all heat transfer surfaces, including good quality filters, cleaning coils, cleaning tubes. • Use cog belts instead of standard V-belts for large motors. Low Cost/No Cost • Occupancy sensors for lighting in meeting rooms and day-time office areas.

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