Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. demand response articles below.
Currently, a relatively small portion of commercial buildings is measuring and tracking energy use, not to mention active management and optimization.
Following a pilot test, the Los Altos supermarket is the site of the first completed installation of the Axiom Energy thermal energy storage Refrigeration Battery.
This energy management system connects with the company's Zen thermostat to provide control over HVAC, lighting schedules, and energy consumption.
These units can start in as little as 6.5 seconds, facilitating compliance with NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10.
There is great potential for facilities to reduce energy costs through frequency regulation, regardless of the demand response market.
Ten qualified commercial buildings, with an average daily summer peak load over 500 kW, will be chosen to participate in this demand side management initiative.
This type of program has a significant part to play in the increased adoption of solar and wind energy sources.
A recent report from Navigant Research forecasts worldwide revenue from demand response programs will grow from $1.6 billion annually in 2014 to $9.7 billion in 2023.
Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping Stone.
A survey of TFM readers provides insight on current and future system upgrades. From the April 2013 issue.