Energy Information Handbook


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The Energy Information Handbook, published in the spring of 2013, was developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and funded by the Department of Energy. It provides energy managers and software developers with methods for achieving energy-efficient building operations. I was a co-writer and editor and led the book design effort. The creation of the 300-page book was an extensive project with more than a year of research, discussions with other experts in the field, and writing and editing.

The book is divided into three categories of analysis methods based on related characteristics. The handbook utilizes design elements to guide the user through the collection of analysis methods, including a tree diagram explaining how each method is related to others and quick-search tabs showing the current method and others from the same category. A web-browsable version can be downloaded from the LBL website here and a hard copy can be purchased from the Amazon website here