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Title: Plug and Process Loads Capacity and Power Requirements Analysis

Abstract

This report addresses gaps in actionable knowledge that would help reduce the plug load capacities designed into buildings. Prospective building occupants and real estate brokers lack accurate references for plug and process load (PPL) capacity requirements, so they often request 5-10 W/ft2 in their lease agreements. Limited initial data, however, suggest that actual PPL densities in leased buildings are substantially lower. Overestimating PPL capacity leads designers to oversize electrical infrastructure and cooling systems. Better guidance will enable improved sizing and design of these systems, decrease upfront capital costs, and allow systems to operate more energy efficiently. The main focus of this report is to provide industry with reliable, objective third-party guidance to address the information gap in typical PPL densities for commercial building tenants. This could drive changes in negotiations about PPL energy demands.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1158449
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4277
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PLUG LOAD; PLUG AND PROCESS LOAD; PPL; COMMERCIAL BUILDING; Buildings

Citation Formats

Sheppy, M., and Gentile-Polese, L.. Plug and Process Loads Capacity and Power Requirements Analysis. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1158449.
Sheppy, M., & Gentile-Polese, L.. Plug and Process Loads Capacity and Power Requirements Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1158449.
Sheppy, M., and Gentile-Polese, L.. Mon . "Plug and Process Loads Capacity and Power Requirements Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1158449. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1158449.
@article{osti_1158449,
title = {Plug and Process Loads Capacity and Power Requirements Analysis},
author = {Sheppy, M. and Gentile-Polese, L.},
abstractNote = {This report addresses gaps in actionable knowledge that would help reduce the plug load capacities designed into buildings. Prospective building occupants and real estate brokers lack accurate references for plug and process load (PPL) capacity requirements, so they often request 5-10 W/ft2 in their lease agreements. Limited initial data, however, suggest that actual PPL densities in leased buildings are substantially lower. Overestimating PPL capacity leads designers to oversize electrical infrastructure and cooling systems. Better guidance will enable improved sizing and design of these systems, decrease upfront capital costs, and allow systems to operate more energy efficiently. The main focus of this report is to provide industry with reliable, objective third-party guidance to address the information gap in typical PPL densities for commercial building tenants. This could drive changes in negotiations about PPL energy demands.},
doi = {10.2172/1158449},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}

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