|About the Book|
Every day the word Green enters our lives. We read about Green in the news, we see it on TV and we hear about it on the radio, but what is it and how does it affect us? When it comes to mechanicals, (HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical) Green meansMoreEvery day the word Green enters our lives. We read about Green in the news, we see it on TV and we hear about it on the radio, but what is it and how does it affect us? When it comes to mechanicals, (HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical) Green means maximizing the energy efficiency of existing equipment, specifying the most efficient systems available for the application and the available budget, using renewable and sustainable fuel sources, and conserving water. Both commercial and residential owners want to be Green and reduce energy consumption. In fact, everyone wants to reduce their energy costs. Â Consumers want contractors and technicians to be aware of the various methods employed in reducing energy consumption and conserving water. They want contractors and technicians who are knowledgeable about energy conserving methods and new technologies. HVAC Excellence and Ferris State University agreed to work together to address the gap in Green Mechanical education. This partnership resulted in the development of this Green Mechanical Awareness manual. This manual is designed to provide a basic understanding of Green concepts, terminologies, systems, and the latest in Green mechanical technology. Ferris State University and HVAC Excellence are developing additional technical training manuals covering an array of Green Mechanical issues. The first of these technical manuals Combustion Analysis is now available and covers the maximization of furnace and boiler energy efficiency. Ferris State University and HVAC Excellence are two of the Founding Members of the Green Mechanical Council. A portions of the proceeds derived from this manual are donated to the Green Mechanical Council.