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Energy Conservation

  • İbrahim Dinçer
  • Calin Zamfirescu
Chapter

Abstract

Energy is considered to be a key catalyst in the generation of wealth and also a significant component in social, industrial, technological, economic, and sustainable development. This makes energy resources and their use extremely significant for every country in the world. In fact, abundant and affordable energy is one of the great boons of modern industrial civilization and the basis of our living standard. It makes people’s lives brighter, safer, more comfortable, and more mobile, depending on their energy demand and consumption. However, in recent years, energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions and their potential effects on the global climate change have been of worldwide concern.

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Energy Conservation Heat Pump Energy Management Payback Period 
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Nomenclature

c

Unit cost, currency/J

C

Cost, any currency

COP

Coefficient of performance

E

Harvested energy, J

Q

Heat, J

S

Saved energy, J

T

Temperature, K

Greek Letters

η

Conversion efficiency

ψ

Exergy efficiency

Subscripts

0

Reference state

e

Electrical

E

Electric heater

i

Investment

o

Operation

P

Heat pump

t

Total

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering & Applied ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)OshawaCanada

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