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Title: Better Building Alliance, Plug and Process Loads in Commercial Buildings: Capacity and Power Requirement Analysis (Brochure). Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Pages/Volumes: 4 pp.
Publication Year: 2014
Document Type: Brochure
NTIS/GPO Number: 1159329
Abstract: This brochure addresses gaps in actionable knowledge that can help reduce the plug load capacities designed into buildings. Prospective building occupants and real estate brokers lack accurate references for plug and process load (PPL) capacity requirements, so they often request 5-10 W/ft2 in their lease agreements. This brochure should be used to make these decisions so systems can operate more energy efficiently; upfront capital costs will also decrease. This information can also be used to drive changes in negotiations about PPL energy demands. It should enable brokers and tenants to agree about lower PPL capacities. Owner-occupied buildings will also benefit. Overestimating PPL capacity leads designers to oversize electrical infrastructure and cooling systems.
Accession Number: 60874
Library Notes: NPL-1409
Report Numbers: BR-5500-60265; DOE/GO-102014-4274


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