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Plug loads are the electrical loads in a building due to the various devices that are plugged into receptacles. Examples of plug-load devices include, but are not limited to, the following: computers, printers, task lights, vending machines, desk fans, etc. Recent research shows that desk-based technologies and electronics in office settings can consume significant amounts of energy that are often not taken into account in energy monitoring and reduction strategies. These technologies are generally under the control of individual workers rather than centrally operated, making plug loads "orphans." They are usually not managed until there is a plan in place to do soopens in new window. Workstation plug-loads are not the only challenge. Electronic equipment in shared spaces—such as print/copy rooms and break rooms—can also be a significant energy consumer, and with no one person responsible for turning it off, shared equipment is often left “on” indefinitely. 

Plug loads as a share of overall building energy use is higher in energy efficient buildings. In minimally code-compliant office buildings, plug loads may account for up to 25% of total energy consumption. But in high efficiency buildings, plug loads may account for more than 50% of the total energy consumption.

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  • Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...ability to analyze specific energy load performance at the system-level, benchmark...efficiency. Accurate estimation of energy loads Submeters are used to more accurately
    https://sftool.gov › plan › submetering › electrical---end-device
  • Occupancy adjusted EUI

    ...use from non-weather related occupant loads Study Approach (2) 4 GSA Headquarters...could pertain to loads influenced by occupancy (e.g. plug loads) and the effects
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 4 - EUI_Findings_Presentation_to_ISWG_011017.pdf
  • Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...ability to analyze specific energy load performance at the system-level, benchmark...efficiency. Accurate estimation of energy loads Submeters are used to more accurately
    https://sftool.gov › plan › submetering › electrical-system
  • Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...ability to analyze specific energy load performance at the system-level, benchmark...efficiency. Accurate estimation of energy loads Submeters are used to more accurately
    https://sftool.gov › plan › submetering › gas
  • Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...ability to analyze specific energy load performance at the system-level, benchmark...efficiency. Accurate estimation of energy loads Submeters are used to more accurately
    https://sftool.gov › plan › submetering › water
  • Slide 1

    ...efficiency, renewables, energy storage and load flexibility GEBs employ all these...shift, modulate or generate electric load as needed In response to utility price
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › 4 - Sandler-Hydras GEB talk for ISWG 12-5-19 v5.pdf
  • ISWG

    Stack effect in building Plug and process loads not included in modeling...effectively Legacy data center Plug and Process Loads ENERGY STAR rating dropped
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 13 Judith Heerwagen - EPA Denver Demonstration Project.pdf
  • Mandates / Standards > Submetering - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...lighting controls by floor or by zones, plug loads by floor or by zone, major electric
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 90 › submetering › relevant-mandates-and-rating-systems
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...33% Small Office DHW HVAC Lighting Plug Loads 6U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE...33% Small Office DHW HVAC Lighting Plug Loads HWTM 7U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › Hot Water Temperature Maintenance Efficiency Opportunities.pdf
  • N232

    Turndown HIGH Benchmark  Electrical plug loads are the fastest growing segment of... Enmetric plug load management system allows turning off loads when not being
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › NASA Ames Sustainability Base_SDianati Nov 2012.pdf
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    FEMP THURSDAY 10:00-10:30 AM Plug & Process Loads Expert: Waypoint Building...Expert: FEMP 3:30-4:00 PM Plug & Process Loads Expert: NREL Process Heating
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › EEx -BBS Overview _ISWG_July 2018 (Baker).pdf
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...operating energy oriented (reduce plug loads) and others were more operational...($4,939,227) Garmatz 14. Reduce Plug Loads $97,478 $157,410 Garamtz 15. Lighting
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › Sustainable Building Study Using Whole-System and Life-Cycle Thinking - JParisi, Nov. 2012.pdf
  • Slide 1

    Understand Existing Conditions (4) Reduce Loads (5) Select Appropriate & Efficient...windows rebuilt onsite Reduced internal loads allowed for a smaller cooling system
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 11 CaraCarmichael Victor Olgyay - RMI Deep Energy Retrofits.pdf
  • Cafeteria - Details View - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...excessive humidity in the space. Manage plug-load by selecting products that can be...FEMP-designated appliances. Manage plug-load by selecting products that can be
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-workspace › 88 › cafeteria
  • Title of presentation

    ...refrigerated display case lighting  Plug and Process Loads  Low voltage distribution
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › 9 Kristin Tadonio - Cross-Sector EE Opportunities.pdf
  • Slide 1

    Apply Unique schedules for lighting, plug loads, temperature setpoints and fans base
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › LA Courthouse - D Allen GSA - ISWG 180517.pdf
  • Slide 1

    Re-commissioning Every 4 yrs Reduce Plug Loads Meter All Utilities Reduce Heat Island
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › USDA Green Buildings %E2%80%93 CBroad, Sep. 2013.pdf
  • About - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...everything from water efficiency to plug load reduction. Click through annotated
    https://sftool.gov › home › about
  • Slide 1

    ... HVAC and controls and reducing plug loads.  Install RE (Solar, Wind, Biofuels)
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-policies-strategies › 3 - 092216_ISWG Campus Management_FINAL.pdf
  • Slide 1

    ... HVAC and controls and reducing plug loads.  Install RE (Solar, Wind, Biofuels)
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 3 - 092216_ISWG Campus Management_FINAL.pdf

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