Thursday May 12th, 2016
9:00 am to 10:30 am
This is the full program recording of Plug & Play on May 12, 2016.
Join the Building Energy Exchange for a discussion on innovativestrategies for managing plug loads in commercial and residential buildings.
Traditionally, building energy efficiency programs have
focused on regulated loads – the energy associated with heating, cooling, and
lighting – while largely ignoring the energy consumed by appliances and
equipment, so called “plug loads”. Largely
invisible to policy makers, plug loads have been allowed to increase without
check, and as base building systems become more efficient, unregulated loads
are an ever increasing percentage of building energy use. The Plug & Play event will discuss the
current and future state of plug load management- the next frontier in building
The most successful plug load management strategies combine
advances in behavioral science, technology, and public policy to fundamentally
shift how we think about energy management. There are high tech solutions that
involve smart, connected devices, low-tech solutions that challenge occupant
behavior, and everything in between.
Our speakers will describe the unique technological and
social challenges of plug load management, and present case studies of
successful plug load management programs.
Zach Sussman will discuss the importance of occupant
engagement through Con Edison’s Connected Devices Pilot program and how its impact
fits within the larger context of utility systems and building energy
regulations. Chad Sleiman of CISCO will present how an ‘internet of things’
approach can facilitate energy management to increase efficiency and data
A moderated discussion will follow the presentations.
8:30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Welcoming Remarks
9:05 Presentation by Zach Sussman
9:35 Presentation by Chad Sleiman
10:05 Moderated Discussion
Special thanks to our Programs Committee for organizing this
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