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Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

Cover Image Copyright Year: 1996
Author(s): Hunn, B.
Publisher: MIT Press
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Topics: Power, Energy, & Industry Applications
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Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics assesses how and why buildings use energy, and how energy use and peak demand can be reduced. It provides a basis for integrating energy efficiency and solar approaches in ways that will allow building owners and designers to balance the need to minimize initial costs, operating costs, and life-cycle costs with need to maintain reliable building operations and enhance environmental quality both inside and outside the building. Chapters trace the development of building energy systems and analyze the demand side of solar applications as a means for determining what portion of a building's energy requirements can potentially be met by solar energy. Following the introduction, the book provides an overview of energy usepatterns in the aggregate U.S. building population. Chapter 3 surveys work onthe energy flows in an individual building and shows how these flows interactto influence overall energy use. Chapter 4 presents the analytical methods,techniques, and tools developed to calculate and analyze energy use inbuildings, while chapter 5 provides an extensive survey of the energyconservation and management strategies developed in the post-energy crisisperiod. The approach taken is a commonsensical one, starting with the propositionthat the purpose of buildings is to house human activities, and thatconservation measures that negatively affect such activities are based on falseeconomies. The goal is to determine rational strategies for the design of newbuildings, and the retrofit of existing buildings to bring them up to modernstandards of energy use. The energy flows examined are both large scale(heating systems) and small scale (choices among appliances).Solar Heat Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications, Volume 4

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      Front Matter

      Hunn, B.
      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): i - vii
      Copyright Year: 1996

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      Introduction: Energy Use in Buildings

      Hunn, B.
      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 1 - 38
      Copyright Year: 1996

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Why and How Buildings Use Energy, Building Energy Accounting, Costs, and Economics, Institutional, Market, and Societal Issues, Overview of This Volume, References View full abstract»

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      Patterns of Energy Use in Buildings

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      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 39 - 111
      Copyright Year: 1996

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Residential Energy End-Use Characteristics and Trends, Effect of Federal Conservation Programs on Energy Use in Residences, Nonresidential Energy End-Use Characteristics and Trends, Effect of Federal Conservation Programs on Energy Use in Nonresidential Buildings, Afterword, Acknowledgment, References View full abstract»

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      Characterization of Energy Processes in Buildings

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      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 113 - 217
      Copyright Year: 1996

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Energy Use to Meet Human Needs, The Building as a Dynamic System, Space Load Components, Load Component Interactions and Control, Conversion of Space Loads to Energy Use, Present Status of Research, References View full abstract»

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      Methods of Energy Analysis

      Hunn, B.
      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 219 - 338
      Copyright Year: 1996

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Modeling Building Energy Systems, Single-Measure Methods, Simulation of Space Loads, Simulation of HVAC Systems, Simulation of Whole-Building Energy Use, Present Directions in Research, References View full abstract»

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      Energy Conservation and Management Strategies

      Hunn, B.
      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 339 - 515
      Copyright Year: 1996

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Building Load Components, Envelope Measures, Electrical Systems and Equipment, Artificial Lighting and Controls, HVAC Systems and Plant Measures, Service Water Heating and Process Loads, Energy Management Concepts, Community Energy Systems, References View full abstract»

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      Contributors

      Hunn, B.
      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 517 - 520
      Copyright Year: 1996

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics assesses how and why buildings use energy, and how energy use and peak demand can be reduced. It provides a basis for integrating energy efficiency and solar approaches in ways that will allow building owners and designers to balance the need to minimize initial costs, operating costs, and life-cycle costs with need to maintain reliable building operations and enhance environmental quality both inside and outside the building. Chapters trace the development of building energy systems and analyze the demand side of solar applications as a means for determining what portion of a building's energy requirements can potentially be met by solar energy. Following the introduction, the book provides an overview of energy usepatterns in the aggregate U.S. building population. Chapter 3 surveys work onthe energy flows in an individual building and shows how these flows interactto influence overall energy use. Chapter 4 presents the analytical methods,techniques, and tools developed to calculate and analyze energy use inbuildings, while chapter 5 provides an extensive survey of the energyconservation and management strategies developed in the post-energy crisisperiod. The approach taken is a commonsensical one, starting with the propositionthat the purpose of buildings is to house human activities, and thatconservation measures that negatively affect such activities are based on falseeconomies. The goal is to determine rational strategies for the design of newbuildings, and the retrofit of existing buildings to bring them up to modernstandards of energy use. The energy flows examined are both large scale(heating systems) and small scale (choices among appliances).Solar Heat Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications, Volume 4 View full abstract»

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      Index

      Hunn, B.
      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics

      Page(s): 521 - 538
      Copyright Year: 1996

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      Fundamentals of Building Energy Dynamics assesses how and why buildings use energy, and how energy use and peak demand can be reduced. It provides a basis for integrating energy efficiency and solar approaches in ways that will allow building owners and designers to balance the need to minimize initial costs, operating costs, and life-cycle costs with need to maintain reliable building operations and enhance environmental quality both inside and outside the building. Chapters trace the development of building energy systems and analyze the demand side of solar applications as a means for determining what portion of a building's energy requirements can potentially be met by solar energy. Following the introduction, the book provides an overview of energy usepatterns in the aggregate U.S. building population. Chapter 3 surveys work onthe energy flows in an individual building and shows how these flows interactto influence overall energy use. Chapter 4 presents the analytical methods,techniques, and tools developed to calculate and analyze energy use inbuildings, while chapter 5 provides an extensive survey of the energyconservation and management strategies developed in the post-energy crisisperiod. The approach taken is a commonsensical one, starting with the propositionthat the purpose of buildings is to house human activities, and thatconservation measures that negatively affect such activities are based on falseeconomies. The goal is to determine rational strategies for the design of newbuildings, and the retrofit of existing buildings to bring them up to modernstandards of energy use. The energy flows examined are both large scale(heating systems) and small scale (choices among appliances).Solar Heat Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications, Volume 4 View full abstract»