Advancing the last frontier: reduction of commercial plug loads

Recorded Tuesday, November 22, 2016 · 1–2 pm Central

Cost: 
Free
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plug load

Plug load energy—from computers to copiers to water coolers—represents a relatively untapped energy savings resource in commercial buildings. And unlike most types of loads like lighting, heating, and other end uses, plug load energy use is increasing nationwide. The energy efficiency industry needs to do more to both identify and quantify strategies for reducing plug load.

Seventhwave, along with the Center for Energy and Environment and LHB, has completed a field research study to demonstrate and measure savings from potential plug load reduction strategies in office buildings. We also characterized the types of devices and baseline usage in those offices, and documented occupant acceptance, operational issues and the cost-effectiveness of reduction strategies.

In this webinar, we will describe the results from our field study in detail. We will also lay out a number of actions that can be taken by building operators, designers, energy professionals and utility program professionals to combat this growing load.

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources

This project was supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program, which is funded by Minnesota ratepayers.

Thanks also to Center for Energy and Environment and LHB for their partnership and collaboration.



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