Colleges/Universities and K-12 school buildings serve a multitude of purposes that include auditoriums, gymnasiums, cafeterias, lab spaces, and offices in addition to traditional classrooms. Designing the correct energy management strategy for these multi-purpose buildings can result in a positive impact to a school’s operating budget.

Effective energy management strategies will reduce annual utility costs.

Effective energy management strategies can include Building Automation programming/sequence of operations improvements in combination with Automated Demand Response and Automated Electrical Demand Management initiatives.

What is Automated Demand Response?

How Does it Benefit Your Facility?

Participating in Automated Demand Response Programs will yield cost savings due to reduce loads during the curtailment event and, more importantly, large cash payments from the utility based on meeting the load reduction goals. This translates into significant utility cost reduction for the end user.

Automated Logic’s WebCTRL Building Automation software continuously monitors your utility for demand curtailment signals and automatically deploys demand reduction actions across your entire BAS to reduce electrical load to your targeted value.

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These signals are passed to the WebCTRL system, where demand-reduction strategies are applied to the connected HVAC equipment.

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When participating in Automated Demand Response Programs, customers may receive reduced utility rates or utility rebates that translate into cost savings.

Cost reductions are dependent on proper implementation of demand response strategy and the availability of rebates depends on your utility provider.

What is Automated Electrical Demand Management?

How Does it Benefit Your Facility?

Automated Electrical Demand Management ensures that your campus is achieving the lowest electric energy cost possible.

Electric companies charge “peak demand” penalties based on the highest power spikes, typically during summer months. The peak kW demand is utilized to calculate the monthly demand throughout the entire year (even in months where there was not a peak), and the kWh rates your campus pays are also adversely affected by high peaks throughout the year. Therefore, it is crucial that your BAS provider knows how to properly program your system to manage building electric loads and avoid setting high kW peaks to ensure you are achieving the lowest electric energy cost possible.

Automated Demand Response and Automated Electrical Demand Management result in energy savings that translates into reduced operating costs.

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