A guide to understanding control plug and process loads (PPL) in your buildings
Numerous control strategies exist for reducing plug and process load (PPL) energy. Selecting the correct control strategy for particular devices, building types, and occupant needs can maximize energy savings.
TOOLSNREL has developed guidance for evaluating and selecting a range of technologies to control plug and process loads.Subject matter experts walk through the details of the APS specification and provide examples of how stakeholders can apply the specification (e.g., tenants in leased spaces, building owners and managers across their portfolios, utilities for energy incentive programs).Technical Specifications for Advanced Power Strips SpecificationThis specification provides detailed selection criteria for five major APSs, and sets standards for modeling APSs. It is intended to help those who procure APSs select the most effective models for their commercial buildings.Each advanced power strip has three outlet types for equipment with various electricity needs. This infographic describes the uses for each outlet type.This paper documents the process (and results) of applying advanced power strips with various control approaches.GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program recently assessed the effectiveness of advanced power strips (APS) in managing plugload energy consumption in eight of its buildings.Saving Energy Through Advanced Power Strips Fact SheetThis fact sheet summarizes the energy saving benefits of advanced power strips.
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Plug loads, Advanced Power Strips