Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems for Buildings offers a systematic and practical analysis and design approaches for electrical distribution and utilization systems in buildings. In addition to meeting the minimal safety requirements set by the National Electrical Code (NEC), the design approach consider the life-cycle cost analysis of designing energy efficient electrical distribution systems as well as integrating renewable energy technologies into both residential and commercial buildings.

The book first provides a general overview of basic power systems commonly available in buildings. Then, detailed discussions of various components of typical building electrical distribution system are outlined through several chapters including transformers, protection devices, conductors and conduits, power and lighting panels, and motor control centers. The book includes several illustrations and numerous examples and analysis exercises are included, along with detailed design examples.

chapter 1|18 pages


chapter 2|32 pages

Overview of Electrical Circuits

chapter 3|18 pages

Electrical Transformers

chapter 4|32 pages

Electrical Motors

chapter 5|40 pages

Protection Systems

chapter 6|42 pages

Branch Circuits and Feeders

chapter 7|46 pages

Electrical Systems for Dwellings

chapter 9|40 pages

Economic Analysis of Energy Projects

chapter 10|26 pages

Energy-Efficient Electrical Systems

chapter 11|40 pages

Power Quality in Buildings

chapter 12|28 pages

Photovoltaic Systems

chapter 13|24 pages

Power Generation and Cogeneration Systems