The link between energy efficiency and air quality (State legislative report)

  • 13 Pages
  • 0.56 MB
  • English
National Conference of State Legislatures
Air, Air quality, Electric power consumption, Pollution, States, United S
The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12275643M
ISBN 101580241344
ISBN 139781580241342

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This chapter considers the connections between energy choices and human health, with a focus on the health impacts of climate change mitigation and air quality. It is suggested that energy changes could lessen the environmental problems associated with climate change (e.g., increased drought, flooding, heat waves, and storms), while also addressing the high burdens of illness (e.g., cancer.

The exergetic temperature is the energy quality parameter to propose the T E T − E. T diagram that plots exergy sources and exergy sinks by defining reference temperature (T 0).Especially, this diagram is proposed parallel with traditional composite curves (CCS). The exergy deficit and surplus are the utility’s usage for upper and lower exergy pinch point, respectively.

Learn about Adapting Buildings for Indoor Air Quality in a Changing Climate. Top of Page. Energy Efficiency and IAQ. Heating and cooling buildings uses a lot of energy — about 43 percent of all energy use in the United States.

Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air, and save consumers and businesses money. There are Many Options to Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency.

Energy efficiency can be achieved by: Using energy-efficient devices for lighting, space cooling and heating, refrigeration, and so forth.

Energy Efficiency in Air Transportation explores the relationship between air transportation and energy use, starting with an analysis of air transport energy sources and their potential development. The book examines how different elements of the air transport system make use of energy, with an analysis of various methods for optimizing energy consumption.

While it is known that energy efficiency (EE) lowers power sector demand and emissions, study of the air quality and public health impacts of EE has been limited. Here, we quantify the air quality and mortality impacts of a 12% summertime (June, July, and August) reduction in baseload electricity demand.

We use the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) to simulate plant-level. Current efforts to improve building energy efficiency, including goals of sustainability and net-zero energy use, are bringing more focus on The link between energy efficiency and air quality book to simultaneously achieve energy efficiency and good indoor air quality (IAQ).

While energy efficiency and IAQ are sometimes viewed as incompatible, there are many strategies than support both ends. Applying best energy management practices and purchasing energy-efficient equipment can lead to significant savings in compressed air systems.

Use the software tools, training, and publications listed below to improve performance and save energy. Energy security, economic growth and environment protection are the national energy policy drivers of any country of the world.

As world populations grow, many faster than the average 2%, the need for more and more energy is exacerbated ().Enhanced lifestyle and energy demand rise together and the wealthy industrialised economics, which contain 25% of the world's population.

The researchers found cumulative wind and solar air-quality benefits of US$–$ billion (mostly from 3, to 12, avoided premature mortalities), and cumulative climate benefits of US$–$ billion.

The ranges span results across a suite of air-quality and health impact models and social cost of carbon estimates.

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Energy efficiency in homes, the workplace and transportation provides one of the most immediate and valuable solutions to the environmental problems that endanger the world. This book addresses the direct correlation between conserving energy and mitigating environmental hazards such as global warming, air pollution, acid rain, and ozone depletion.

John A. "Skip" Laitner (born Aug ) is an American-born economist, author and lecturer. He focuses on developing a more robust technology and behavioral characterization of energy efficiency resources for use in energy and climate economic policy models.

Laitner leads a team of consultants, the Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates based in Tucson, Arizona.

Buildings represent sites of both enormous energy usage but also offer equally enormous opportunities for energy savings. This book presents a discussion on efficiency, air quality.

Energy Efficiency covers wide-ranging topics related to energy efficiency, energy savings, energy consumption, energy sufficiency, and energy transition in all sectors across the globe. Coverage includes energy efficiency policies at all levels of governance enabling social, organizational, and economic factors of sufficient and efficient behavior and decisions; analysis and modeling of energy.

LINKS BETWEEN ENERGY, AIR QUALITY, AND HUMAN HEALTH 51 show consistent associations between indoor use of solid fuels and three diseases: (1) acute lower respiratory infections in children, (2) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and (3) lung cancer (WHO, ).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Published in cooperation with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, D.C., and the Universitywide Energy Research Group, University of California.

Nonetheless, improving energy efficiency is a key tool for reducing CO2 emissions, alongside energy conservation and low-carbon energy sources such. How to read an air conditioner’s EnergyGuide label.

One great way to learn a little more about a specific air conditioner is to examine the bright yellow EnergyGuide labels are required by the Energy Labeling Rule for both room and central air conditioners, and they pack a lot of information into a small space. EnergyGuide labels are a useful way to quickly compare similar models.

Other policies that could encourage renewable energy growth include carbon pricing, fuel economy standards, and building efficiency standards. Corporations are. Start with ENERGY STAR® The average household spends more than $2, a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this going to heating and cooling costs.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can help you make smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that can help save on. More importantly, there is a movement to look not only at the energy efficiency of a property but also wider issues such as ventilation and related air-quality factors.

This reflects a developing understanding of building performance as a series of interrelated factors rather than thermal performance alone. Current efforts to improve building energy efficiency, including goals of netzero energy use, are bringing more focus on how to simultaneously achieve energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ).

While energy efficiency and IAQ are sometimes viewed as incompatible, there are in fact many strategies than can achieve both ends.

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Energy efficiency has proved to be a cost-effective strategy for building economies without necessarily increasing energy example, the state of California began implementing energy-efficiency measures in the mids, including building code and appliance standards with strict efficiency requirements.

During the following years, California's energy consumption has remained. StandardEnergy Efficiency in Existing Buildings Standard (RA )-- Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing of Building HVAC Systems Standard -- Air Quality. Efficiency standards for all heating and cooling units manufactured in the U.S.

are governed by the Department of Energy. Since as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling, * it helps to consider products with high efficiency ratings. In energy-efficient homes with airtight windows and doors and high R-value insulation, infiltration is minimal.

In these homes, ventilation (see below) is required to maintain Indoor Air Quality, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. 2) Ventilation – the deliberate, assisted exchange of air between the inside and outside of a house.

2 Introduction • Fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) makeup most of the energy consumed in the U.S. • Energy use increases with increasing population, land area, and industrial activity and energy use per capita is greatest in large, sparsely populated states.

• Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources with limited life span and their combustion contributes to global warming. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is an important approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as energy consumed by buildings contributes 20–40% of emissions and total energy consumption around the world.

End-use energy expenditures were identified, and over half of them were attributable to heating, ventilating, and cooling. Biomass fuels dominate the household energy mix in sub-Saharan Africa. Much of it is used inefficiently in poorly ventilated kitchens resulting in indoor air pollution and consumption of large amounts of wood fuel.

Micro-gasification cookstoves can improve fuel use efficiency and reduce indoor air pollution while producing char as a by-product. This study monitored real-time concentrations of. Have fun & ride your bike. It's a great way to travel and it can help you and the air get into tip-top condition.

Vehicles on the road create more than 25% of all air pollution nationwide. Take things in stride. Walk or in-line skate instead of driving. They're easy ways to get exercise and they're easy on the air. Care for your car. Energy Efficiency looks at why efficiency’s massive potential remains untapped, and through the new Efficient World Scenario explores what would happen if countries maximized all available cost-effective efficiency potential between now andhighlighting what policy makers can do to .Indoor Air Quality The buildings we live in affect our health in many ways.

Research has linked adverse health impacts to characteristics of the building environment, including the presence of moisture, airborne volatile organic compounds, allergens, particulates, radon and combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.Many energy efficiency measures for buildings will influence comfort conditions or indoor air quality, either positively or negatively [63, ].

Some measures are expected to have both positive and negative effects. Table 4 [1, 63, ] lists examples of building energy efficiency measures expected to influence either thermal comfort.