A major problem faced by electric utilities is the need to meet electric loads during certain times of peak demand. One of the widely adopted and promising programs is demand response (DR) where building owners are encouraged, by way of financial incentives, to reduce their electric loads during a few hours of the day when the electric utility is likely to encounter peak loads. In this thesis, we investigate the effect of various DR measures and their resulting indoor occupant comfort implications, on two prototype commercial buildings in the hot and dry climate of Phoenix, AZ.
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- Architectural engineering
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy Plus
- load reduction
- peak demand
- short term notification
- Commercial buildings--Energy consumption--Arizona--Phoenix.
- Commercial buildings
- Demand-side management (Electric utilities)--Arizona--Phoenix.
- Demand-side management (Electric utilities)
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 68-69)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Built environmental (Energy performance & climate responsive architecture)