Green Facilities Handbook: Simple and Profitable Strategies by Eric Woodroof

By Eric Woodroof

Assembly a necessity on the market for info on tips to function a sustainable facility and decrease carbon emissions, the Green amenities Handbook truly explains why eco-friendly enterprise is sweet company and delineates useful ideas to eco-friendly your operations in power and administration. The e-book explores matters within the greening of a facility, together with janitorial issues, gas offerings for fleets, and recycling. additional info is equipped on carbon aid terminology, tracking and reporting, and carbon buying and selling in addition to offset options. specific bonus chapters comprise invaluable info on financing and strategies for “green” advertising.

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Demand controlled ventilation in office areas. Maintenance Calibrate controls every two years. • • Annual maintenance on all heat transfer surfaces, including good quality filters, cleaning coils, cleaning tubes. • Seal return air plenums against any leakage to outside. Verify plenum temperature is within 2 degrees of room temperature in summer and winter design days. Low Cost/No Cost • Programmable thermostat—use set up/set back feature at night unless serving sensitive equipment. • Occupancy sensors for lighting in meeting rooms and restrooms.

Energy End Use Distribution for Apartment Buildings/ Mullti-family/Dormitories Energy Conservation and Audits 27 APARTMENT BUILDINGS/MULTI-FAMILY/ DORMITORIES Primary Energy Use Sources Heating and cooling • • Water heating • Lighting Controls Controls to lock out cooling below 50 deg F. • • Controls to lock out heating above 65 deg F. • Reset boiler (HWS) based on outside air temp. • Lower domestic hot water temperature to 120 deg F. • Turn off domestic hot water re-circulation pumps at night.

If a chiller is used: See “Chiller” in Part A. • Water-side economizer Sub-meter: If combined with other building uses Table 3A-1 (Continued). Computer Data Center Energy Savings Opportunities Energy Conservation and Audits 33 EDUCATION—COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Figure 3A-3. Energy End Use Distribution for Education/Colleges/Universities Primary Energy Use Sources • Heating and cooling • Lighting • Office equipment Controls • Scheduled start-stop of HVAC equipment and lighting. • Set space temperatures to 75 cooling/70 heating.

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