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Energy Management in Buildings by David Thorpe - coverOrder Energy Management in Buildings, (November 2013). For all professional energy, building and facilities managers, energy consultants, students, trainees and academics. It takes the reader from basic concepts to the latest advanced thinking, with principles applicable anywhere in the world and in any climate. Includes interviews with experienced energy managers sharing their secrets. Is about the human angle as well as the technology.
‘Provides a complete introduction to the subject of energy management, and will, I’m sure, be useful to both trainees and novices and industry veterans seeking an updating of their knowledge with the latest developments. David is a clear writer, who manages to make the most technical subjects accessible. He has a clear overview of all sectors and technologies.’ - Nick Bent, Editor of Energy Focus Magazine.

David Thorpe's  Energy Management in Industry book coverOrder Energy Management in Industry. Twin title with the above (published January 2014). Includes a chapter on data centres. Both can be read alongside training for ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems.
'An easy to read book about how you can save energy in your company. He does this without [needing] to over complicate it with technical details and scientific formula. I enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it to energy managers and anyone who would want to reduce energy consumption.' - Kit Oung, Energy Consultant and author of Energy Management in Business, Committee Member, British Standards Institute BSI-KSA.

Solar Technology, The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity by David ThorpeBuy Solar Technology @ 10% discount!

Simply click on the button below to order Solar Technology, The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity, the definitive introduction to the topic, via PayPal, at 10% discount off the full price of £34.99 (plus p+p).


Sustainable Home Refurbishment @ 10% discount!

Sustainable Home Refurbishment: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency by David Thorpe Order also a copy of the companion volume, Sustainable Home Refurbishment: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency - at 10% discount off the full price of £39.99 (plus £3.25 p+p).
"Sustainable Home Refurbishment by David Thorpe is very clearly written and illustrated and covers pretty much all bases in terms of deciding how you’d want to proceed." - Gordon Glass, The Superhomes Network

An ebook version for the Kindle is available on Amazon here.

More details and sample pages are available on the Green Deal Advice website, where individual chapters may be downloaded.


David Thorpe's Sustainable Transport Fuels by DōShorts Sustainable Transport Fuels e-book

All about state-of-the-art electric, hydrogen, hybrid and biofuel transport. How sustainable is it? Available from the publisher, Do Sustainability, for £30.



David Thorpe's Solar Photovoltaics Business Briefing by DōShorts Solar Photovoltaics Business Briefing e-book

All about PV and the state of the market. Available from the publisher, Dō Sustainability for £30. Read this article: 'Is it still worth investing in PV in the UK?' and get a discount on its full price.

REVIEW QUOTE: "This is a really useful and concise briefing on solar electricity in the British policy and market context. It answers most questions about how, why and what, without getting too technical, whilst encouraging the reader to be the who and decide the when. I am sure that it will be helpful and insightful for a range of enquirers, from people wanting to find a good home for major investment, through to people who want to do something practical about renewable energy at home." - Jo Abbess.


Buy copies of David's fiction!

Titles available: Hybrids - click here for info and Doc Chaos: The Chernobyl Effect - click here for info. What are you waiting for?! Buy now below!

Hybrids

Hybrids by David Thorpe front cover

Preview before you buy: download the beginning on this site (PDF, 100kB). Or Browse inside Hybrids on the HarperCollins website - you can buy it there too.

Three ways to buy:

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Doc Chaos: The Chernobyl Effect

David Thorpe Doc Chaos: The Chernobyl Effect & The Last Laugh coverNEW E-book Edition! with the short story The Last Laugh available in three ways:

doc chaos book coverBuy a signed print copy (without the short story) direct from David via PayPal for £6.00 inc. p&p. Follow these three simple steps:

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Satirica by Dudgeon and David ThorpePerfection

Perfection" is a delicious tale of addiction, glamour and politics; available as a PDF for £2.99 via PayPal:
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Perfection" first appeared in Satirica, an American hardback collection of satirical speculative and science fiction, along with The Last Laugh, which is now available in the Doc Chaos ebook.

Fiction review comments:

"Hybrids will get boys (and girls) talking and thinking about a brave new world without technological stimuli" - The Times

"Powerful and compelling" - Red House Books


"No one could be fully prepared for DOC CHAOS. This is a comedy of terrors." - Don Watson, NME

"A hugely entertaining book, full of humour, satire, and an appealing, idiosyncratic perception of the way things are." - The Comics Journal

Doc Chaos by Simon Bisley

Doc Chaos in his lab, by Simon Bisley (best known for Slaine, Lobo, and ABC Warriors). Click on the image for a larger version. This is, in full colour, the cover of the ebook. There are 12 illustrations in the book.