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Abstract

This presentation aims to describe in detail the joint effort carried out by nine countries, and by the Joint Research Centre (J.R.C.) of the European Community, in the Task XI of the IEA Research Programme for Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems. Several audit schemes are already in use both in Europe and in America, but most of them do not reach a satisfactory level of completeness, reliability and cost effectiveness. The lack of these qualities in many circumstances prevents the full exploitation of the energy saving potential, when buildings are retrofitted. The international collaboration in the field of Energy Auditing made it possible to produce, as a final result, a Source Book which tries to include and to provide solutions to various auditing problems. This Source Book is intended to be a useful source of information for setting up national auditing manuals. This Source Book should be regarded as an effort of critical analysis of the whole energy audit process rather than as a proposal of a new energy audit scheme. It supplies a rational framework into which also existing audit schemes could fit, allowing for a great flexibility in choosing or inserting new audit procedures and analysis techniques. The main focus of the work was devoted to getting the most complete and accurate results in the cheapest and most effective way.

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Authors: CONTI F JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), SEPT. 28-OCT. 2, 1987 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33557 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126021901 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en