Commercial Plug Load

Plug load energy—from computers to copiers to water coolers—represents a relatively untapped energy savings resource in commercial buildings. And unlike most types of loads like lighting, heating, and other end uses, plug load energy use is increasing nationwide. The energy efficiency industry needs to do more to both identify and quantify strategies for reducing plug load.

September 1, 2021

Lighting, HVAC, and plug load integration

The Integrated Controls study team performed a pilot study for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign to integrate building systems more efficiently to produce greater cost savings and climate solutions.
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May 13, 2020

SEDC market characterization in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois

Small embedded data centers—your most overlooked opportunity for energy savings Have you considered how much energy your small embedded data center (SEDC) consumes? SEDCs are estimated to account for nearly one percent of the total electricity use in the U.S.
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April 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy integrated controls study

Deep energy savings. Lower installation and commissioning costs. All commercial building types. It’s time to move beyond lighting replacements.
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January 1, 2019

Back-of-the-Envelope calculator

Slipstream's Back-of-the-Envelope calculator is a learning tool that allows anyone to interact with a building as an energy system.
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December 20, 2018

Small embedded data centers in Wisconsin

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December 19, 2018

Powering down, powering off: plug load matters

Plug load energy—from computers to copiers to water coolers—represents a relatively untapped energy savings resource in commercial buildings. And unlike most types of loads like lighting, heating, and other end uses, plug load energy use is increasing nationwide.
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