Proposed leed credit for electrical load shedding

Wayne Jensen, Tim Wentz, Bruce Fischer

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Abstract

The cost of energy is a significant percentage of the operating expense for most buildings. Energy used within buildings is supplied primarily by electricity. Demand for electricity used in industrial and agricultural applications is frequently leveled by shifting portions of peak loads to non-peak periods. Leveling electrical loads reduces the utility's carbon footprint and the cost of generating power. Resulting savings are commonly shared with customers through economic incentives. Similar techniques can be applied to control the energy demand of buildings, with benefits for both the electrical utility and electricity users. This paper provides an overview of electrical load-shedding techniques, outlines some of the benefits and problems associated with each, and discusses how some of these techniques are currently being applied to reduce the total electrical load for buildings. The paper also proposes a LEED credit which provides an incentive for owners and tenants to incorporate one or more load-shedding systems into LEED certified buildings to lower peak electrical demand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-134
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Green Building
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Motivation
Carbon Footprint
agricultural application
Costs and Cost Analysis
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Loads (forces)
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incentive
energy
savings
Carbon footprint
Economics
energy shortage
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Keywords

  • LEED credit
  • Load-shedding
  • Peak load

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Proposed leed credit for electrical load shedding. / Jensen, Wayne; Wentz, Tim; Fischer, Bruce.

In: Journal of Green Building, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.01.2009, p. 121-134.

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Jensen, Wayne ; Wentz, Tim ; Fischer, Bruce. / Proposed leed credit for electrical load shedding. In: Journal of Green Building. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 121-134.
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