Chapter 7

Energy Analysis


The analysis of energy efficiency needs to consider both energy quantity and quality. Examples are presented showing how efficiency is determined for various energy end uses including motors, heater sources, lamps, air conditioners, and others. Methods for electric load analysis are described.


Energy efficiency; available work; coefficient of performance; second law of thermodynamics; demand factor; diversity factor; hours use of demand


There are several approaches for analyzing energy use and the energy savings and load impacts resulting from energy management activities. Techniques include engineering algorithms, building simulation and system modeling, and load analysis with metered ...

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