Responsive and Intelligent Building Information and Control for Low-Energy and Optimized Grid Integration

TitleResponsive and Intelligent Building Information and Control for Low-Energy and Optimized Grid Integration
Publication TypeConference Paper
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-5662E
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsPiette, Mary Ann, Jessica Granderson, Michael Wetter, and Sila Kiliccote
Conference NameACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Date Published08/2012
Conference LocationPacific Grove, CA
Abstract

Buildings consume about 40 percent of total national energy use, are responsible for the same percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, and account for about 70 percent of electricity use. To address energy security issues and environmental concerns there is an urgent need to develop techniques that greatly reduce energy use and peak electric power in buildings while providing or improving the services provided. One of the greatest opportunities to address this need is to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced building energy information and control systems that improve energy efficiency. Similarly, information and control systems need to be responsive to demands and dynamic prices from the electricity grid by modifying electric loads during operations, while meeting needs of building occupants. This paper reviews progress in each of these areas and suggests how future integrated control systems should be designed and operated to ensure buildings are both efficient and demand responsive for optimal low-cost operations.

AttachmentSize
PDF2.98 MB