Publication Date: March 07, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
An International Approach to Sustainability was written by Steven P. Driver Ph.D. to educate anyone interested in reducing operational costs in buildings with an interest in making a difference in climate change. Through the application of energy conservation techniques, whether it's your home or workplace, this e-book can help you reduce energy consumption. This e-book was written to educate home owners, building managers, real estate developers, university and campus facility maintenance personnel, employees, and anyone else with an interest in helping our environment. This publication offers an understanding of some available technologies to mitigate energy waste.
Having overcome proprietary barriers which restricted the full understanding of how to combine artificial and human intelligence with respect to building commissioning is what makes this publication unique. After completing several years of post-doctoral research to understanding differences and benefits between ongoing and retroactive commissioning, we now have a better vision of what is required to make our buildings sustainable with respect to energy consumed.
This publication includes over 30 years of experience in energy management and formed the basis for a U.S trademark on Sustainable Commissioning, a concept explained in this e-book. The journey continues in researching new energy reduction technologies and piloting them confirming further effectiveness of the concept. The content in this e-book was validated through the deployment of several case studies applying the Sustainable Commissioning concept. The results from those case studies have validated an average return on investment of 62% with a 75% internal rate of return resulting in an 18 month simple pay back. The results demonstrate not only how to save operational cost, but environmental benefits averaging 1,009 metric tons of carbon emissions avoided annually for each case study.