When: May 18, 2017, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
Registration required. This workshop will explore plug load density in commercial buildings with an eye toward understanding and limiting this load type. The instructional team will look at available research on expected plug-load density and compare the values that designers use with measured plug load power from actual facilities. Training will also present monitoring best practices for plug loads and identify tools available in the PEC’s Tool Lending Library, like the DENT ELITEpro XC, that can be used for these studies. The training will also emphasize strategies that can be used to reduce plug-load power, especially at ZNE facilities.Topics to be covered in the presentation:
- Measurement and analysis methodologies for plug loads
- Guidance on the design and operation of plug loads, including appropriate estimations of plug load power density, annual energy use, and 24-hour operation profiles
- Strategies for reducing plug load energy including implementation of plug load controllers
This training will include a number of hands-on activities designed to emphasize the concepts covered.