Commercial Efficiency Book
Energy-Efficient Operation of Commercial Buildings: Redefining the Energy Manager’s Job
by Peter Herzog
Peter Herzog’s excellent reference, Energy Efficient Operation of Commercial Buildings, is back in print and available through NEEI.
Today’s commercial buildings are complex super-systems that rely, not only on the efficient operation of individual equipment components, but on sub-systems of these components, and on control systems. Over time components and systems tend to wander from their design operational points and controls tend to drift from their set-points. Typically this means less efficient operation and greater energy and operation costs. Often this decreased performance goes unnoticed.
In Peter Herzog’s words: “Most people assume that standard operating and maintenance practices will ensure energy efficiency, but the truth is that very few facilities have processes in place to ensure energy-efficient operation. As a result, most facilities needlessly waste 10 to 25 percent of the energy they purchase.”
In 197 well-written pages, amply and creatively illustrated by John Carmody, Energy- Efficient Operation of Commercial Buildings lays out a simple and logical process for ensuring operation efficiency of typical building systems. The process is amplified through numerous examples and flow charts.
Peter Herzog provides a method, analysis techniques, and the step-by-step guidance that will permit a facility operator or energy manager to tap into the same energy and cost savings available to paid performance contractors – while keeping the savings in house.
This is a must-have book for anyone operating a building. NEEI has arranged with the author to make available a soft cover, spiral bound edition of this book at the affordable price of $65.00 plus shipping and handling. If you’d like to order a copy, contact us at 541-463-4729.