An EETD Seminar on March 7, 2013 - speaker: Phil Price, a Staff Scientist with EETD

"How much energy did I save by changing the operation of my building yesterday?" That turns out to be a very hard question to answer: you need to know how much energy you would have used under normal operations (the "baseline"), a number you can predict but not measure. In this talk we focus specifically on electrical energy ("electric load") in commercial buildings. Often the load can be broken down into several components that are superimposed on each other: a recurring weekly pattern, an effect of outdoor air temperature, and so on. Some buildings have patterns that are stable over many weeks, in which case even very simple statistical approaches can quantify these patterns and a predicted baseline can be accurate.

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