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.
Government incentives and utility rebates have momentum and are among options to investigate. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
What is it like to participate in a demand response program? Should facility managers prepare for any unwanted challenges or surprises?
Facility managers can procure services that include fuel conversions, demand response, and energy asset optimization.
ConEdison Solutions and Viridity Energy, Inc. are jointly offering a new energy demand response service.
A Los Angeles energy consulting firm has created a reference guide of commercial and industrial demand response programs.
More than 20% of electrical demand in the United States is expected to be met by facility managers more effectively optimizing their energy consumption and resources in collaboration with their utilities.
Launched in 2010, the enhanced pilot credit establishes guidelines anticipated to increase participation in automated demand response.
Pacific Gas & Electric conducted testing in an Oakland, CA office building to gauge the response effectiveness of EnOcean equipment.
The “Demand Response Supporters,” filed a protest today (9/17/09) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting the establishment of market rules that would put the value of demand response on equal footing with compensation for generation.
A Square D® Powerlink® G3 intelligent lighting control system can be a critical part of a demand response strategy.