Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool

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The opportunities for demand reduction and cost savings with building demand responsive controls vary tremendously with building type and location. This assessment tool will predict the energy and demand savings, the economic savings, and the thermal comfort impact for various demand responsive strategies.

Users of the tool will be asked to enter the basic building information such as types, square footage, building envelope, orientation, utility schedule, etc. The assessment tool will then use the prototypical simulation models to calculate the energy and demand reduction potential under certain demand responsive strategies, such as precooling, zonal temperature set up, and chilled water loop and air loop set points adjustment. Screen Shots

Keywords

demand response, load estimation, EnergyPlus

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

None required.

Users

20 users in US, all in California

Audience

Utility companies. Demand response auditors, engineers. Building owners and operators.

Input

Basic information: Geometry, location, schedules, demand response strategies. All in Windows.

Output

Power usage, energy cost, indoor temperature and Demand Response Strategy savings.

Computer Platform

Windows PCs.

Programming Language

Delphi

Strengths

Comparative analysis of demand response program savings.

Weaknesses

Lack of flexibility to simulate exact building.

Contact

Company:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Address:

1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, California 94720
United States

Telephone:

+1 (510) 486-4549

E-mail:

ryin@lbl.gov

Website:

Availability

Available free from the contact.