Free Resources

This collection of free resources is related to saving energy and utility costs.  They cover the spectrum from broad societal issues to technical issues and management technique.

To download any item, simply click on its title below. The publication will appear on your browser in high resolution format.  You can print it normally.  The sizes of the larger files are indicated.  Some of these may require a while to download, depending on your Internet connection.

Please note that most of these publications are copyrighted. You have permission to copy them and to distribute them. However, no changes may be made. The copyright notices must remain displayed.

Keeping checking this site. More useful material will be added from time to time, and some of the items are updated occasionally.

Energy Efficiency: Key to Survival in the 21st Century
(C-Span Video on YouTube)

(To view this video, you need a high-speed Internet connection.)

USEFUL FOR: Everyone concerned about survival of our society in the face of depletion of conventional energy sources.

SUMMARY: This 26-minute video outlines a comprehensive plan for improving energy efficiency in all sectors of society. Donald Wulfinghoff has joined with Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and leading energy supply experts to sound the alarm to the American public about the depletion of fossil fuels and its consequences. This presentation was given at a conference organized by Congressman Bartlett and televised by C-Span. This link gives you access to all the speakers at the conference.

Energy Efficiency: Key to Survival in the 21st Century
(PowerPoint Presentation)

(To download this PowerPoint presentation to your computer, please RIGHT-click the title and select “Save Target as ..” or “Save As”.  You can then view the presentation at your leisure.  To view the presentation immediately in your Web browser, LEFT-click the title.  This will NOT save the presentation to your computer.)

USEFUL FOR: Everyone concerned about survival of our society in the face of depletion of conventional energy sources.

SUMMARY: This PowerPoint presentation (6 MB) outlines a comprehensive plan for improving energy efficiency in all sectors of society.  In 2005, Donald Wulfinghoff joined with Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and leading energy supply experts to sound the alarm to the American public about the depletion of fossil fuels and its consequences.  Responding to a request from President Bush to Congressman Bartlett, he developed this comprehensive efficiency plan to allow the United States to survive using the limited energy resources that will be available during the 21st century.

The Future of HVAC

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: Designers of HVAC systems for commercial buildings. Building owners and investors. Engineering schools. Architects.

SUMMARY: This 20-page article introduces a radically improved design approach to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC).  It responds to the stringent requirements of the 21st century for maximum energy efficiency, indoor air quality, comfort, and resistance to terrorism.  This article should be studied in combination with the PowerPoint presentation that follows, “Optimized HVAC for the 21st Century,” which provides many illustrations.

Optimized HVAC for the 21st Century

(To download this PowerPoint presentation to your computer, please RIGHT-click the title and select “Save Target as ..” or “Save As”.  You can then view the presentation at your leisure.  To view the presentation immediately in your Web browser, LEFT-click the title.  This will NOT save the presentation to your computer.)

USEFUL FOR: Designers of HVAC systems for commercial buildings. Building owners and investors. Engineering schools. Architects.

SUMMARY: This PowerPoint presentation (700 KB) was the U.S. keynote address at the international Clima 2005 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.  It introduced the concept of optimized HVAC design to the world.  For a deeper understanding, it should be used with the article, “The Future of HVAC,” which can be downloaded above.  This visual presentation provides many illustrations for the article.

The Four Steps of Effective Energy Management  (Article)

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: Managers responsible for the energy costs of organizations.  Managers responsible for facility construction.  Consulting engineers.  Energy auditors. Architects.

SUMMARY: This 10-page article presents a four-step procedure for minimizing energy costs in any building or facility.  It emphasizes management practice, especially the need to base action on a reliable energy audit.  It shows how to get the most benefit from technical specialists.

The Four Steps of Effective Energy Management
(PowerPoint Presentation)

(To download this PowerPoint presentation to your computer, please RIGHT-click the title and select “Save Target as ..” or “Save As”.  You can then view the presentation at your leisure.  To view the presentation immediately in your Web browser, LEFT-click the title.  This will NOT save the presentation to your computer.)

USEFUL FOR: Managers responsible for the energy costs of organizations.  Managers responsible for facility construction.  Consulting engineers.  Energy auditors. Architects.

SUMMARY: This short (250 KB) PowerPoint presentation covers the same points as the previous article, with a greater emphasis on reviewing how well your own energy efficiency program is being managed.

Compressed Air Efficiency

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: Improving energy efficiency in compressed air systems.

SUMMARY: This 2-page summary presents virtually all practical ways of improving compressed air system efficiency. Compressed air systems is the one general area of industrial energy consumption that is not covered in the Energy Efficiency Manual, and this document was prepared to fill that gap.

The Modern History of Energy Conservation: an Overview for Information Professionals

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: Librarians, teachers, and others who search for information about energy conservation.

SUMMARY: This 27-page booklet begins with a brief history and explanation of energy conservation. Building on this, it shows how to search for information about energy conservation in any media, including books, magazines, catalogs, and the Internet.

This publication was originally prepared for presentation to the Special Libraries Association, at the request of the SLA’s Petroleum and Energy Resources Group. Since that time, it has become a perennial “bestseller” among librarians.

NOTE: the page numbering is set up for two-sided printing. You don’t have to print on two sides, but it will save paper. You can increase the durability of this resource by printing the front cover on heavy paper and by adding a heavy back cover.

Spend More of Your Budget for Books by Spending Less for Energy: Three Short Checklists to Become an Effective Advocate for Conservation

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: Librarians and library administrators.

SUMMARY: This is a group of three short checklists. The first shows librarians how to take the lead in educating the public about conservation. The seconds shows librarians how to save energy and cut costs in their own libraries. The third gives library administrators the essentials steps in building library facilities that are much more efficient than conventional practice.

This publication was prepared for presentation to the American Library Association, at the request of the ALA’s Task Force on the Environment.

Complete List of the Measures of the Energy Efficiency Manual

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: All users of the Energy Efficiency Manual.

SUMMARY: This is a complete list of the 400 Measures in the Energy Efficiency Manual. It was requested by users of the EEM because the Measures are not compiled in one place within the book. The list includes the page numbers where the Measures are located. For the Ratings, Selection Scorecards, Economics, and other selection aids for each Measure information, refer to the book.

Energy Efficiency Manual Brochure

(This is a PDF file.  To download it, your computer has a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It should start automatically when you click the item.)

USEFUL FOR: Anyone who wants a brochure for the Energy Efficiency Manual.

SUMMARY: This color brochure summarizes the features of the Energy Efficiency Manual and provides ordering information.