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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.

Expertise Required: 

None required.

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.

Strengths: 

Comparative analysis of demand response program savings.

Country: 
United States
Major Capabilities: 
Code Compliance
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Free
Last Software Update: 
30 March 2015
Last Entry Update: 
02 October 2015
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