Markets » Residential
Project Summary SoCalGas ETP has conducted a series of home tests for residential hot water recirculator “comfort systems.” The results show water savings for all products, but gas savings will depend on user’s behavior. Results should be applicable to electric water heaters, too. DIY home owners...
Markets » Commercial, Commercial Office, Commercial, Small, Educational Facilities, Government - Institutional Facilities, High Technology
This project will field test recently developed tools and associated workflows to determine the viability and efficacy of rapid building physics based building energy models for use in energy efficiency measure identification and energy use analysis.
Markets » Commercial, Industrial - Manufacturing, Residential
This paper summarizes current CAISO telemetry requirements and analyzes existing technologies that might be able to meet those requirements in a manner that can be scalable for Proxy Demand Resources to participate in the wholesale market. The paper offers various solution architechtures and...
Markets » Commercial, Educational Facilities, Retail
An indirect evaporative pre-cooler reduces the incoming condenser air of an air-cooled packaged air conditioning unit. The pre-cooler also provides cooled outside air to the AC unit, reducing the cooling required by the compressorized cooling system.
Markets » Commercial, Commercial, Small, Educational Facilities, Government - Institutional Facilities, Hospitality, Retail, Supermarket
This project was a field assessment of indirect evaporative cooling for ventilation air for a mall in Fairfield, CA in which a new RTU was retrofitted with a direct evaporative pre-cooler at the condenser inlet, and a water to air heat exchanger at the ventilation air inlet. This study was...
Markets » Commercial
Commercial customers that want to minimize their monthly peak demand and maximize the benefit they receive from participating in Demand Response (DR) programs need accurate predictions of their future (e.g. day ahead or longer) demand profiles and guidance on how to maximize their demand shed and...
The main purpose of this study is to analyze and identify existing end-use loads that are sizeable enough and flexible enough to help address operational and planning needs and to determine if these loads can be managed through existing programs or, if not, through modified and new programs.
Markets » Other
This project analyzed the charging patterns of commercially-sited PEV charging in order to determine if commercial PEV charging has the potential of being used as a reliable DR resource.
Markets » Commercial, Industrial - Manufacturing
This assessment implemented and evaluates the costs and conversion challenges associated with transitioning from OpenADR 1.0 to 2.0 in various sites that already use OpenADR 1.0 to participate in PG&E automated demand response (AutoDR) programs.
Markets » Commercial, Small, High Technology
The objective of this study is to conduct field evaluations of the Indirect Evaporative Coolers (IECs) in California Climate Zone 8. The evaluation studied real-world equipment operation at two different field sites and developed characterizations of the overall system performance and energy...