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Short-Term Reduction of Peak Loads in Commercial Buildings in a Hot and Dry Climate

Abstract A major problem faced by electric utilities is the need to meet electric loads during certain times of peak demand. One of the widely adopted and promising programs is demand response (DR) where building owners are encouraged, by way of financial incentives, to reduce their electric loads during a few hours of the day when the electric utility is likely to encounter peak loads. In this thesis, we investigate the effect of various DR measures and their resulting indoor occupant comfort implications, on two prototype commercial buildings in the hot and dry climate of Phoenix, AZ. The focus of this study is commercial buildings during peak hours and peak days. Two types of office buildings are modeled using a detailed building energy simulatio... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Khanolkar, Amruta Shantaram (Author) / Reddy, T Agami (Advisor) / Addison, Marlin (Committee member) / Bryan, Harvey (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Architectural engineering / Demand-Response / energy efficiency / energy plus / load reduction / peak demand / short term notification
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Architecture 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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