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Title: Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Building Monitoring and Controls Needs: A Scoping Study

Abstract

Buildings consume over 40% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. A significant portion of the energy consumed in buildings is wasted because of the lack of controls or the inability to use existing building automation systems (BASs) properly. Much of the waste occurs because of our inability to manage and controls buildings efficiently. Over 90% of the buildings are either small-size (<5,000 sf) or medium-size (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf); these buildings currently do not use BASs to monitor and control their building systems from a central location. According to Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), about 10% of the buildings in the U.S. use BASs or central controls to manage their building system operations. Buildings that use BASs are typically large (>100,000 sf). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) were asked by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Program (BTP) to identify monitoring and control needs for small- and medium-sized commercial buildings and recommend possible solutions. This study documents the needs and solutions for small- and medium-sized buildings.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1063081
Report Number(s):
PNNL-22169
BT0302000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Katipamula, Srinivas, Underhill, Ronald M., Goddard, James K., Taasevigen, Danny J., Piette, M. A., Granderson, J., Brown, Rich E., Lanzisera, Steven M., and Kuruganti, T. Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Building Monitoring and Controls Needs: A Scoping Study. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1063081.
Katipamula, Srinivas, Underhill, Ronald M., Goddard, James K., Taasevigen, Danny J., Piette, M. A., Granderson, J., Brown, Rich E., Lanzisera, Steven M., & Kuruganti, T. Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Building Monitoring and Controls Needs: A Scoping Study. United States. doi:10.2172/1063081.
Katipamula, Srinivas, Underhill, Ronald M., Goddard, James K., Taasevigen, Danny J., Piette, M. A., Granderson, J., Brown, Rich E., Lanzisera, Steven M., and Kuruganti, T. Wed . "Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Building Monitoring and Controls Needs: A Scoping Study". United States. doi:10.2172/1063081. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1063081.
@article{osti_1063081,
title = {Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Building Monitoring and Controls Needs: A Scoping Study},
author = {Katipamula, Srinivas and Underhill, Ronald M. and Goddard, James K. and Taasevigen, Danny J. and Piette, M. A. and Granderson, J. and Brown, Rich E. and Lanzisera, Steven M. and Kuruganti, T.},
abstractNote = {Buildings consume over 40% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. A significant portion of the energy consumed in buildings is wasted because of the lack of controls or the inability to use existing building automation systems (BASs) properly. Much of the waste occurs because of our inability to manage and controls buildings efficiently. Over 90% of the buildings are either small-size (<5,000 sf) or medium-size (between 5,000 sf and 50,000 sf); these buildings currently do not use BASs to monitor and control their building systems from a central location. According to Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), about 10% of the buildings in the U.S. use BASs or central controls to manage their building system operations. Buildings that use BASs are typically large (>100,000 sf). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) were asked by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Program (BTP) to identify monitoring and control needs for small- and medium-sized commercial buildings and recommend possible solutions. This study documents the needs and solutions for small- and medium-sized buildings.},
doi = {10.2172/1063081},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}

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