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2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Evaluating Facility Energy Efficiency and Resilience Opportunities with FEDS and MCOR

Robert Dahowski, Sarah Newman, Varun Sood, Travis Douville
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Abstract: The threat of natural or human-caused disruptions to the electrical grid has made energy resilience increasingly important for critical building infrastructure. Energy efficiency can increase resilience by reducing critical loads and lowering the cost of supplying alternative power. This paper highlights two tools that are well-suited for analyzing building energy efficiency and resilience opportunities and presents a case study for their combined application. The Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) and Microgrid Component Optimization for Resilience (MCOR) tools can be used together to simulate building systems, identify energy efficiency measures, and evaluate resilience options for powering a site during an outage.
Pages: 19 - 26