Over 30% of lighting energy use can be saved with better lighting information and control. Connected and ubiquitous sensing on upgradable lights will provide the platform to optimize lighting systems and integrate with other building operational systems to promote better building performance. The IoT-DOE invites manufacturers to participate in the Upgradeable Lighting Challenge, to meet demonstrated market potential, by developing a luminaire that can be upgraded with IoT devices/sensors.
The U.S. Department of Energy issued the Low-Cost Wireless Metering Challenge encouraging manufacturers to produce a cost-effective, accurate, wireless system capable of measuring various electric loads within a building and wirelessly communicating the data. A wireless submeter costing less than $100 and meeting all the specification was recognized by DOE. This submeter can be deployed by building owners and operators to gain greater insight and control over the $120 billion spent annual on electricity in commercial buildings.
- Advanced Power Strip Technical Specification
- Energy Management and Information Systems Specification and Procurement Support Materials
- Parking Lot Lighting Performance Specification
- Parking Structure Lighting Performance Specification
- Wall Pack Lighting Performance Specification
- Gas Heater Performance Specification
- Low Voltage Distribution Transformer Specification
- Ultra-low Temperature Freezer Specification
- Troffer Lighting Specification
- Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater
Installations and Operation Guides
- Exterior Lighting Controls
- Plug and Process Loads Capacity and Power Requirements Analysis
- Energy Management Systems for Food Service Applications
- Refrigeration Commissioning Guide (ASHRAE)
- Guide for Retrofitting Open Display Cases with Doors
- Fume Hood Sash Management
- Getting Below Six Air Changes in Laboratories
- Operating an Ultra Low Temperature Freezer
- Minimizing Simultaneous Heating and Cooling in Laboratories with Reheat Systems
- Energy Management and Information Systems Terminology Framework
- Energy Management and Information Systems Resource Summary
- Solar Decision Guides for Healthcare, Hospitality and Leased Buildings
- Plug and Process Load Control Strategies
Today’s leading-edge lighting systems are capable of communicating with other building systems to enable additional energy-saving opportunities while collecting valuable insights about a business’s operations. However, less than 1% of systems are currently connected. The Integrated Lighting Campaign is a public-private partnership program to catalyze adoption, provide technical assistance and recognition for best practices and to track metrics associated with integrated lighting system costs, benefits and applications.
The building envelope (windows, walls, roofs) accounts for approximately 30% (or 4 Quadrillion Btu) of the primary energy consumed in commercial buildings. Envelope systems are critical to the delivery of comfortable, productive, safe and health conditions in the building. The Building Envelope Campaign helps building owners and managers create more energy-efficient buildings by improving the performance of building envelopes in both new and existing buildings. This is achieved by setting goals for building envelope performance, determining available energy savings, and providing technical support and recognition to building owners and managers.