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The Energy Saving Guide - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080267388, 9781483156866

The Energy Saving Guide

1st Edition

Tables for Assessing the Profitability of Energy Saving Measures with Explanatory Notes and Worked Examples

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Author: George Helcké
eBook ISBN: 9781483156866
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 236
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The Energy Saving Guide: Tables for Assessing the Profitability of Energy Saving Measures with Explanatory Notes and Worked Examples describes the means of comparing investment in energy saving measures with other types of financial investment.

This book is composed of nine chapters and begins with an introduction to the Present Value concept and the effect of energy price inflation rate on energy savings. The next chapters consider the annual maintenance charges of an energy saving system and the investment deferment to achieve cost effectiveness within a defined period. A chapter presents several examples to illustrate the method of assessing the cost-effectiveness of various energy saving investments. The final chapters provide the mathematical background and tables for the Present Value concept and values.

This book is intended for economists and non-specialists.

Table of Contents


1. The Present Value Concept

2. The Present Value of Future Energy Savings: Effects of Inflation

3. Explanation of the Tables and their Use

Application to double glazing

(a) Break Even Time

(b) Net Present Value

(c) Rate of Return

4. Treatment of Annual Maintenance Charges

5. Deferment of Investment in Order to Achieve Cost Effectiveness within a Defined Period

Application to Solar Domestic Water Heaters

6. Further Worked Examples

(a) Wall Cavity Insulation

(b) Roof Insulation

(c) Solar Domestic Water Heater

(d) Diesel Car

(e) Reduction of Cooling Requirement (in U.S. Dollars)

7. Conclusion

8. Appendix: Mathematical Background

9. Tables


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