Energy audits have multiple goals including reducing energy consumption, managing costs and environmental impact. Improving the energy performance of existing buildings through energy retrofit measures is a great opportunity for developing sustainability in our structures and developing a green building ecomy. Green Energy Audit of Buildings considers this opportunity with a new and modern interpretation of the classic methodologies. This comprehensive guide to green energy audits integrates energy audit and LEED(R) methodologies to focus on energy and environment as strategic elements. In addition to these methodologies, Green Energy Audit of Buildings includes 45 check-list for field surveys and 97 technical sheets of possible energy retrofit actions that can be applied to existing real-world cases. Covering both the technical and ecomical points of view, Green Energy Audit of Buildings provides a comprehensive understanding and method for analyzing buildings and facilities in order to promote sustainability. Engineers, architects, energy assessors and mangers in charge of building maintenance will all find this a key reference as well as lecturers, students and researchers looking to develop their understanding of sustainable buildings.
Professor Dall'O' is an Associate professor in Buildings Physics at Politecnico di Milan and an expert and consultant in many areas relevant to energy conservation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in buildings. He is the author or co-author of more than twenty technical books (written in Italian) and more than 200 technical articles. In the areas relevant to energy certification of buildings Prof. Dall'O' is one of the leading experts at national (Italian) but also European level.