The book was completed with the help of co-authors Travis Wagner, also a USM professor of environmental science and policy, and Ben Ebenhack, a professor at Marietta College in Ohio. The book is meant to serve as a useful guide to scientists, engineers, analysts and policy-makers concerned with energy efficiency, Martínez said.
According to Martínez, the book is arranged to first introduce the conceptual aspects of energy efficiency. It then provides a more practical and quantitative look at the efficiency in the energy consuming sectors before exploring policy implications related to energy efficiency and efficiency standards.
"It's important to understand energy efficiency's crucial role in the 21st century, because it's urgent that we manage energy demand to reduce fuel use and to better accommodate renewable energy sources,” Martínez said.
The book can be purchased from Elsevier.