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SpringerBriefs in Energy

Home Energy Information

Measuring and Managing Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings

Authors: Green, David

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  • Explains how to collect and analyze energy consumption data to guide home improvements that maximize efficiency
  • Teaches readers about energy units of measure and formulas for benchmarking energy data
  • Includes free, easy-to-use web tools that collect, store and analyze home energy data
  • Introduces ideas on how renewable energy can help reduce energy costs
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About this book

The book contains the data required to measure and manage energy consumption in residential buildings. This book describes energy information in detail so that any homeowner can measure energy use on a continuing basis, make decisions regarding how to conserve energy, implement improvements, then monitor the results of those improvements. In the past, it has been difficult to collect residential energy consumption data in real-time. This book helps overcome that challenge by teaching readers how to use self-installed data collection devices that monitor consumption of circuits or appliances, along with freely available information to benchmark against other homes in the area. It demonstrates how information derived from many sources, such as the kWh listed on an electric bill, can be combined into simple calculations that illuminate how well conservation efforts are working from day to day, month to month, or year to year. Homeowners have ultimate control over the decision making process required to realize energy savings. This book simplifies the tasks of collecting, calculating and reporting energy information to the homeowner, putting the power to conserve energy in the hands of the people who will ultimately benefit the most directly from conservation efforts.

About the authors

David C. Green is President of software development consulting company Green Management Services, Inc., where he has worked on energy efficiency projects highlighting user interface programming for clients such as the ABB Large Power Transformer Division. His network and big data expertise allows him to provide access to the utility consumption and cost information required to implement effective energy saving programs. David designed, developed and supports the web based Utility Reporting System used to track energy consumption at Walt Disney Inc. properties worldwide. David has authored and edited numerous scientific papers, articles, and book chapters on IT-enabled energy efficiency solutions. His current design project is the Energy Information System, a web application used to track energy consumption and costs for large building complexes.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11349-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-11348-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Home Energy Information
Book Subtitle
Measuring and Managing Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Energy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11349-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11349-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-11348-7
Series ISSN
2191-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 56
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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