Average commercial building energy costs are based primarily on two components: energy and demand. Energy is recorded kWh consumption. Demand (kW) is based on the maximum level of power demanded by the building. While project proposals are often based on a reduction in energy costs, in some regions of the country where power production is […]
Lighting expert Steve Mesh authored a five-part article recently published by BUILDING OPERATING MANAGEMENT, which covers how to save energy with advanced controls, commissioning, load shedding, what to consider when choosing controls, and how facilities managers can implement advanced control systems. Read it here.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published an article by Craig DiLouie, LC about demand response. The article defines demand response, describes active and passive ways lighting controls can contribute to reducing demand, and features interviews with Lutron, Wattstopper and Encelium. Read it here.
In an article recently published by CONSULTING-SPECIFYING ENGINEER, Scott Ziegenfus, senior applications engineer with Lutron Electronics, defines a role for lighting in demand response strategies. Check it out here.
Skipping Stone, Schneider Electric and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently announced the formation of a committee tasked with enhancing the current Demand Response LEED Pilot Credit. The team, led by Skipping Stone and composed of Schneider Electric and the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will collaborate on enhancing the credit to enable commercial building owners and LEED green building projects to earn credits in LEED for enrolling in utility or wholesale market demand response programs.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) commends the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a recent decision that will improve the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid. In its final rule, FERC has allowed locational marginal price (LMP) to be paid to demand response (DR) resources in organized wholesale energy markets. This means that […]