"Small power is a substantial energy end-use in office buildings in its own right, but also significantly contributes to internal heat gains."
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"Plug loads—such as computers and copiers—constitute one of the top three electricity end uses, after lighting and cooling."
The Plug Load Best Practices Guide outlines no-cost and low-cost measures for reducing the energy and costs associated with plug loads, or any device that is plugged into a building’s electrical system—think computers, printers and data servers. The guide, based on research by Ecova and NBI, was developed to help office managers, facilities managers and occupants alike manage the growing plug load associated with office equipment. Funding support for the research and development of the guide was provided by the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program.
The following pages help Facility Managers, and anyone concerned with energy use, minimize the energy loads used by equipment plugged into outlets. The Suite pulls together research-based solutions that address this key challenge in the operation of an energy-efficient building through five items.
"For the commercial real estate market, this study presents PPL strategies and their associated energy savings, while also exploring the most cost-effective pathways to implementation. This study is meant to highlight the process and opportunities of PPL management rather than define a standard economic outcome."
"In a typical foodservice facility, food preparation, refrigeration, and water heating combined represent nearly 60 percent of total energy use, making those systems excellent targets for energy savings."
"After labor and food, energy is the largest controllable cost in a restaurant’s operation. And energy is a great place to start in becoming a green restaurant because you’ll be bringing dollars right to the bottom line as you reduce energy use. What’s most important here is to think of energy as a controllable rather than a fixed cost."
This presentation Session II from the RSF Workshop discusses the performance-based design-build process, which was used to procure and construct the Research Support Facility.
This guide presents a set of 15 best practices for owners, designers, and construction teams to reach high-performance goals and maintain a competitive budget. They are based on the recent experiences of the Research Support Facility owner and design-build team, and show that achieving this outcome requires that all key integrated team members understand their opportunities to control capital costs.
This curriculum guide helps students explore ways to save energy at school by investigating electricity consumption of electrical devices and determining ways to reduce that consumption.