What is the Energy Efficiency Manual?
The Energy Efficiency Manual is the world's primary
reference and how-to guide for energy conservation and reducing
What topics does it cover?
It shows you how to save energy and reduce your
utilities costs in every kind of business, institution, manufacturing
plant, and housing. The main sections cover heating, cooling,
water systems, building insulation, air leakage, lighting, sunlight,
and common industrial equipment. Conventional energy sources,
renewable resources, free energy sources, and water resources
are covered in detail.
Click Table of Contents
to see the main subject areas. Click Index
to search every topic in the book.
Who uses it?
The Energy Efficiency Manual is for everyone
who is interested in energy conservation and protecting the environment.
People from all walks of life use it and enjoy it.
Architects and engineers use it to design efficient,
healthy buildings and plants. Property managers and plant operators
use it to reduce their utility costs, to solve comfort problems,
and to increase equipment reliability. Property owners and administrators
use it as a financial tool to manage utility costs.
Energy auditors, public utilities, and energy
service providers use it to provide the best service to their
customers. Government agencies and code officials use it to understand
Students use it as a textbook in energy management
courses and as a guide to environmental projects. Faculty and
writers use it as a complete sourcebook.
Homeowners use it to select efficient appliances,
improve windows and insulation, save water, and make other improvements.
How big is the Energy Efficiency Manual?
It is the most complete book on energy efficiency.
It has 1,536 pages. It is three inches thick, with a hard cover.
It weighs over eight pounds, but it requires no batteries or external
power, and you can read it even in bright sunlight!
Does it have illustrations?
Yes. It has 830 illustrations,
including about 700 photographs of actual equipment and installations.
Realistic diagrams make the most advanced energy systems easy
to understand. Every illustration is captioned to highlight the
important points. Click Look Inside
the Book to select actual pages for viewing.
Is it for designing new buildings or for improving
Both. Also, it shows how
to improve your daily operation and maintenance activities.
Is it easy to use?
Yes. The Energy Efficiency Manual is designed
for everyone. Non-technical readers find it easy to understand,
while experts get the detail they want. It is written in conversational
style. Each subject starts with the basics. It has many features
that lead you quickly to the best efficiency improvements for
your building, facility, or plant. It shows you actual equipment
and methods, and gives you hundreds of real-world examples.
How technical is it?
Some areas of energy efficiency are simple, and
others require a great deal of specialized knowledge. The Energy
Efficiency Manual lets you master them all. The style is informal
and easy to read. Every term is explained.
How is the Energy Efficiency Manual organized?
It has two complementary parts, the Measures
and the Reference Notes.
The first part of the Energy
Efficiency Manual is organized as a how-to manual, with 400
activities called "Measures." Each Measure is a self-contained
method of improving efficiency in your existing building or business,
or an efficient design feature for new facilities, or a method
of operating your facility more efficiently. To view typical Measures,
click The Measures. The Measures are
grouped logically in Sections and Subsections to help you organize
your energy conservation program. Click Table
of Contents to see them.
The second part of the
book, called "Reference Notes," explains the important topics
of energy conservation. You can read the Reference Notes in any
order, without referring to the Measures. To see typical Reference
Notes, click Reference Notes. To see
the complete listing of Reference Notes, click Table
Does the Energy Efficiency Manual use
a lot of mathematics?
No. It doesn't let math get in the way of understanding.
It is not cluttered with formulas and tables that are readily
available elsewhere. Where conservation activities require engineering
calculations, the Manual identifies the appropriate references.
A few simple formulas are provided for convenience.
Does it provide information about costs?
Yes. Each of the 400 Measures includes "Economics"
that estimate the energy saving, the payback period, and the cost
of accomplishing the activity.
How much does the book cost?
Is it worthwhile for me to buy it?
If you are responsible for utilities costing
a few thousand dollars or more each year, the Energy Efficiency
Manual will probably pay for itself the first time you use
it. Almost every building, housing complex, farm, and factory
has major opportunities for saving energy and water costs.
If you are a manager, provide
a copy to everyone who influences your energy costs. For less
than many organizations spend for energy in one hour, you can
equip every key person with this powerful tool for reducing your
high energy costs.
Is it guaranteed?
Yes. You may return the
book with proof of purchase within 90 days for a full refund,
no questions asked. You can't lose.
Is there a discount for ordering more than one
Yes. And, the discount starts with only two copies,
when you order directly from the publisher.
Click Order for several
convenient ways to order from the publisher. Contact us to see
the savings when you order more than one copy. Visit our order
pages for more information.
Everyone will want to highlight his or her own
favorite topics in the book. You don't want people fighting over
a single office copy. Assure a tranquil and productive workplace
by providing a copy of the Energy Efficiency Manual to
every member of your organization who has an influence on utility
costs. It will maximize your savings!
How can I be sure that our energy conservation
activities will really pay off?
By knowing what you are
doing. The Energy Efficiency Manual gives you the information
you need to accomplish your activities successfully. Each Measure
has "Ratings" and a "Selection Scorecard" to help you select the
combination of activities that is most profitable for your situation.
Each Measure has "Traps & Tricks" that show you how to avoid pitfalls
and keep your energy conserving features working successfully.
The Energy Efficiency
Manual is candid about controversial issues. For example,
which "renewable" resources are not environmentally friendly?
What are the motives of utility companies in promoting conservation?
The Manual debunks conservation gimmicks, and warns you away from
bad quality in some popular products, such as screw-in fluorescent
How does the Energy Efficiency Manual
deal with environmental issues?
The Energy Efficiency Manual is the one
complete guide to energy conservation in the commercial, industrial,
and residential sectors. These sectors account for two thirds
of the world's energy consumption.
With this consumption comes
a host of environmental dangers. Burning fossil fuels pumps carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere, accelerating the greenhouse effect.
Air conditioning systems release gases that deplete the earth's
ozone layer. Discarded lamps contribute to mercury pollution.
Fuels themselves are an important resource that is being depleted.
Using energy efficiently is the most direct way to reduce these
The Energy Efficiency
Manual stresses comfort, health, and safety. For example,
the Measures that improve the efficiency of air conditioning systems
tell you how to avoid health hazards associated with these systems,
such as Legionnaires' Disease and "sick building syndrome."
When was the Energy
Efficiency Manual first published?
At the beginning of the new millennium. Nothing
like it was available before.