Berkeley Lab Report: Quantifying Grid Reliability and Resilience Impacts of Energy Efficiency
Read the report which explains how existing planning processes for bulk power and distribution systems capture the impact of energy efficiency on power system reliability and resilience with illustrative examples.
Grid reliability and resilience are foundational to meeting electricity needs and have significant economic and societal impacts. Traditional reliability and emerging resilience metrics may not fully recognize benefits from distributed energy resources (DERs) such as energy efficiency.
This technical brief explains how existing planning processes for bulk power and distribution systems capture the impact of energy efficiency on power system reliability and resilience with illustrative examples. We identify limitations in using existing reliability and resilience metrics to quantify efficiency and other DER benefits. The brief concludes with a discussion of opportunities to enhance current planning practices to better capture the reliability and resilience value of energy efficiency.
Tips for HVAC Quality Control Targets and Specs for Builders and Contractors
In this video, Corbett Lundsford talks about HVAC quality control targets and testing.
NEEP: Centering Equity in the Rules and Regulations of a Building Performance Standard
This is a guide for policymakers, regulators, and others involved in program design to use as the rules and regulations for Building Performance Standards are crafted.