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2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Optimal Strategy for Demand Charge Reduction in an Office Building under Different Rate Structure

Yuna Zhang, Godfried Augenbroe
Baumann Consulting Inc., Washington, DC
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Abstract: This paper targets the optimal combination of design and operational measures in a new design or retrofit project with the aim to reduce demand charges. To achieve this goal, this paper introduces an approach based on the analysis of all feasible energy consumption and peak reduction measures in an office building under different utility rate structure. The analysis includes all measures that are commonly adopted to decrease energy consumption and demand charges, specifically energy efficient measure and energy flexibility measures. The outcomes suggest the optimal combination that minimizes demand charges in commercial buildings.
Pages: 721 - 728