Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems: Design, Construction, and Operations

by: Milton Meckler, Lucas Hyman


Abstract: A hands-on guide to dramatically reducing energy use in commercial, institutional, residential, educational, and industrial buildings Two-thirds of all fuel used to make electricity is generally wasted by venting unused thermal energy from power generation equipment into the air or discharging it into water streams. The average efficiency of power generation has remained around 33 percent since 1960. Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems provides design engineers and plant managers with all of the information needed to design, construct, and operate on-site CHP (combined heat and power) facilities. These systems can increase energy efficiency by as much as 85 percent by using thermal energy from power generation equipment for cooling, heating, and humidity control systems.
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Title: Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems: Design, Construction, and Operations

Publisher: : New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071603171

Authors:

Milton Meckler M.ASCE, F.ASME, P.E., is president of Design Build Systems (DBS), a company specializing in commercial building construction. He was one of four Global Award Finalists for McGraw-Hill’s Platts Energy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lucas Hyman P.E., LEED AP. is a professional mechanical engineer with more than 25 years’ experience and president of Goss Engineering, Inc.

Description: A hands-on guide to dramatically reducing energy use in commercial, institutional, residential, educational, and industrial buildings Two-thirds of all fuel used to make electricity is generally wasted by venting unused thermal energy from power generation equipment into the air or discharging it into water streams. The average efficiency of power generation has remained around 33 percent since 1960. Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems provides design engineers and plant managers with all of the information needed to design, construct, and operate on-site CHP (combined heat and power) facilities. These systems can increase energy efficiency by as much as 85 percent by using thermal energy from power generation equipment for cooling, heating, and humidity control systems.