Analysis of Plug Load Capacities and Power Requirements in Commercial Buildings: Preprint
Plug and process load power requirements are frequently overestimated because designers often use estimates based on 'nameplate' data, or design assumptions are high because information is not available. This generally results in oversized heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; increased initial construction costs; and increased energy use caused by inefficiencies at low, part-load operation. Rightsizing of chillers in two buildings reduced whole-building energy use by 3%-4%. If an integrated design approach could enable 3% whole-building energy savings in all U.S. office buildings stock, it could save 34 TBtu of site energy per year.
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- Conference: To be presented at the 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 17-22 August 2014, Pacific Grove, California
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION PLUG AND PROCESS LOAD; PPL; HVAC; HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING; ENERGY SAVINGS; Buildings
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