Optimizing Existing - Building Energy Efficiency

Clark, David
January 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jan2008, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p36
The article discusses investment trends related to energy efficiency in existing buildings. According to a survey commissioned by Johnson Controls, 79% believe that energy prices would rise significantly in 2008 with an average increase of 13.3%. Since lighting usually accounts for 30% of energy use in non-residential buildings, a lighting retrofit can directly reduce the energy used for lighting and indirectly reduce the need for air-conditioning. INSETS: Chiller-Driveline Retrofits;Biomass-Gasificaiton Plant.


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