Authors: Alexander Spivak, Ashok Kumar, Matthew Franchetti

Energy Assessments for Industrial Complexes

eBook: US $64 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $151
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $256
ISBN: 978-1-60805-709-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-708-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080570851130101


This e-book discusses methods that businesses may employ to reduce energy costs related to managing industrial buildings through environmentally sustainable methods. There are several chapters covering various aspects of energy assessments and each chapter is linked to case histories that are given in the appendix. The chapters cover energy efficient methods for managing lighting, insulation, machines, air conditioning and much more. Information needed during the assessment process is also supplemented in tables. Readers who wish to gain a better understanding of[] the many ways to reduce energy consumption can benefit from this book.


The United Nations has defined sustainability as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In the contemporary business world, sustainability has become much more than an environmental movement, but rather an economic necessity. Between rising costs of raw materials and energy combined with changes in the environmental laws, many businesses are striving to reduce waste and save energy. The benefits of these sustainable actions are reflected in the bottom lines of businesses that embrace sustainability. Green businesses can both save money and appeal to their current and future customers.

The “Energy Assessments for Industrial Complexes” eBook provides a wealth of information to business managers that can help them to improve both environmental and the economic status of their companies. The eBook helps with decision making, such as equipment changes, insulation modifications, and green office management.

The authors of the eBook have a great deal of experience in the environmental field and this contains many practical recommendations and suggestions that can help managers to develop a comprehensive, feasible and financially profitable sustainability program at their facilities.

Christopher Pizza
Lucas County Solid Waste District


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