Assessing and Reducing Plug and Process Loads in Office Buildings

Using the process and strategies outlined in this brochure, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was able to drastically reduce its PPL energy use in the Research Support Facility (RSF). NREL’s previous office space PPLs used nearly 2,257,000 kWh/year; after implementing these PPL strategies, the RSF used 1,290,000 kWh/year (see Figure 2). At NREL’s utility rate of $0.06/kWh, there is an annual cost saving of $58,000.

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2013-04-01
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheet