Alternate Energy: Assessment and Implementation Reference by James Winebrake

By James Winebrake

This publication considers the technical and non-technical dimensions of destiny power applied sciences. particularly, the booklet specializes in exchange (I.e., non-conventional) power applied sciences, their strength affects, and the technical, fiscal and coverage concerns that would have an effect on their winning interation into worldwide strength markets. in lots of respects the e-book offers an intensive know-how evaluate of destiny strength applied sciences. Key attributes of the e-book comprise technical and non-technical orientation; futures orientation; structures point of view, carefully confident standpoint, grounded in research and adventure, and may be foreign in scope. the 1st a part of the booklet offers an outline of the issues linked to traditional power intake. half II contains the categorical expertise exams for selected trade strength applied sciences and half III considers familiar problems with know-how implementation.

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C. Construction Manager: Tishman Construction Corporation Project Engineer: Cosentini Associates 4 Times Square, at the intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street, is the first Manhattan office tower to incorporate “green” standards— energy-efficient design, indoor ecology, sustainable materials, and on-site power generation. 6 million-square-foot, 48-story building include: • The ability to generate some of its electricity with on-site fuel cells—large, natural gas “batteries” that create power through a chemical reaction.

Such a 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency can be realistically achieved in the coming decades by applying existing technologies. Even more dramatic improvements—ranging from 50 to 80 percent—could be achieved with aggressive implementation of this technology roadmap, including a long-term approach to research and development. Ultimately, the appropriate use of combined heating, cooling, and power systems, optimized building controls, solar and other forms of renewable energy, and energy-efficient building shells and equipment can produce commercial buildings that become net electricity generators rather than consumers.

Efficient, intelligent lighting systems—especially those networked in a “whole buildings” context with other building systems—will enable managers to exercise greater levels of control over building functions, minimizing operations, maintenance, and energy costs. More important, advanced lighting will provide the high-performance, aesthetically pleasing environment that increasingly will be demanded by tenants. In the consumer market, advanced lighting will help fulfill our appetites for comfort, convenience, and instant information and connectivity.

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