ERIC Number: ED088183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-7
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Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings to the Interdepartmental Fuel and Energy Committee of the State of New York.
New York State Interdepartmental Fuel and Energy Committee, Albany.
Unwarranted amounts of energy are wasted each year in providing major public and privately owned buildings and the desired environment within them. Improved design, construction, and maintenance and operation can save significant amounts of energy without impairment of these processes throughout the life cycle of these buildings, arbitrarily established as 50 years. To successfully attain this energy conservation, increased cooperation and coordination among owners, designers, contractors, maintenance and operation personnel, labor, and governmental agencies will be necessary. Implementing all of the recommendations contained in this report during the life cycle of a large building should result in a reduction in energy consumption of more than 50 percent. Therefore, there is great potential for energy conservation in large buildings, with the accompanying significant benefit of dollar savings. This report consists of a broad summary and overview of the energy conservation aspects of large buildings, followed by three subcommittee reports containing detailed studies and guideline recommendations in the three areas of design, construction, and maintenance and operation. A bibliography is provided. (Author)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning Equipment, Architectural Programing, Building Design, Building Operation, Buildings, Construction Materials, Controlled Environment, Cost Effectiveness, Energy Conservation, Facility Guidelines, Fuel Consumption, Heat Recovery, Heating, Lighting Design, Maintenance, Standards, Ventilation
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Authoring Institution: New York State Interdepartmental Fuel and Energy Committee, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York