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Home Energy Information

Measuring and Managing Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David C. Green
    Pages 1-12
  3. David C. Green
    Pages 13-20
  4. David C. Green
    Pages 21-28
  5. David C. Green
    Pages 29-32
  6. David C. Green
    Pages 33-41
  7. David C. Green
    Pages 43-46
  8. David C. Green
    Pages 47-51
  9. David C. Green
    Pages 53-54
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 55-56

About this book


The book contains the data required to measure and manage energy consumption in residential buildings. This book describes energy information in detail so that any homeowner can measure energy use on a continuing basis, make decisions regarding how to conserve energy, implement improvements, then monitor the results of those improvements. In the past, it has been difficult to collect residential energy consumption data in real-time. This book helps overcome that challenge by teaching readers how to use self-installed data collection devices that monitor consumption of circuits or appliances, along with freely available information to benchmark against other homes in the area. It demonstrates how information derived from many sources, such as the kWh listed on an electric bill, can be combined into simple calculations that illuminate how well conservation efforts are working from day to day, month to month, or year to year. Homeowners have ultimate control over the decision making process required to realize energy savings. This book simplifies the tasks of collecting, calculating and reporting energy information to the homeowner, putting the power to conserve energy in the hands of the people who will ultimately benefit the most directly from conservation efforts.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Green Management ServicesFort MyersUSA

About the authors

David C. Green is President of software development consulting company Green Management Services, Inc., where he has worked on energy efficiency projects highlighting user interface programming for clients such as the ABB Large Power Transformer Division. His network and big data expertise allows him to provide access to the utility consumption and cost information required to implement effective energy saving programs. David designed, developed and supports the web based Utility Reporting System used to track energy consumption at Walt Disney Inc. properties worldwide. David has authored and edited numerous scientific papers, articles, and book chapters on IT-enabled energy efficiency solutions. His current design project is the Energy Information System, a web application used to track energy consumption and costs for large building complexes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Home Energy Information
  • Book Subtitle Measuring and Managing Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings
  • Authors David C. Green
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-11348-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11349-4
  • Series ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5539
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 56
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Efficiency
    Energy Systems
    Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
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