CABA Information Series

IS-2007-56: Advanced Controls and Communications for Demand Response and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

The impact of commercial buildings on the peak demand for energy is investigated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy in this report. According to the report, US commercial buildings account for a significant portion of the summer peak demand. Methods of demand response are explained, including pricing incentives and load shedding. Communications methods for the utility to reach the building controls include a gateway and an Internet relay. Trials in California and New York are presented.

















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