Integrating Energy Efficiency & Renewable
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Smart Integration of Efficiency & Renewables
                  Accelerating the Transition




      Buildings            ...
Efficiency as Part of a “Systems” View
                                         Community & Industrial Systems




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Efficiency Opportunities

                                           U.S. Buildings Primary Energy Consumption
           ...
How Efficiency Leads to 
H   Effi i     L d t
More Renewable 
More Renewable
Generation:  NREL’s new 
Research Support Fac...
The building will
achieve LEED
Platinum rating
but will use 50%    less
energy th if it were
       than
built to current
...
The RSF will increase
NREL’s campus
square footage by
60% but increase
campus energy use
by only 6%




                  ...
The RSF’s highly
efficient green data
center will serve
              the
entire laboratory
campus and be a
model for othe...
Is a living laboratory
where researchers use
real-time
building
performance
data to study building
energy use.




       ...
The RSF is a prototype for the future of
               p     yp
large-scale, ultra-efficient buildings


It will change t...
Integrated Design



Cost Transfer
Transfer costs from mechanical and 
electrical systems to building 
architecture




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NREL RSF Annual Energy Consumption
  Comparison
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                                                                   ...
Helping utilities with the 
H l i     tiliti   ith th
efficiency/renewable 
efficiency/renewable
generation nexus:  the 
E...
• The ESIF is planned to be an approximately 220,000-gross-sq. ft. facility
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Visit us online at www.nrel.gov




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Integrating Energy Efficiency & Renewable Electricity

  1. 1. Integrating Energy Efficiency & Renewable Electricity El t i it Alliance t S Alli to Save E Energy Dr. Dan E. Arvizu Laboratory Director September 2010 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
  2. 2. Smart Integration of Efficiency & Renewables Accelerating the Transition Buildings Industry Clean Affordable Secure Sustainable Grid Transportation Innovation for Our Energy Future
  3. 3. Efficiency as Part of a “Systems” View Community & Industrial Systems Integrated and Sustainable The Built Transportation Environment Systems Integrated Systems Sustainable Design Highly Efficient • Highly Efficient • Integrated Renewables Energy Fuel Flexible Efficiency Distributed & Utility-Scale Renewable Power Renewable Fuels Electricity Generation & Fuel Production Delivery Systems y Systems NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY 3
  4. 4. Efficiency Opportunities U.S. Buildings Primary Energy Consumption Computers 4% Cooking 2% Cooking 2% Electronics 8% Ventilation 7% Refrigeration 4% Cooling 14% Commercial  Lighting 27% Water Heating 7% W t H ti 7% Industry Buildings Heating 13% 33% 18% Other 14% Computers 1% Cooking 5% Electronics 8% Wet Clean 7% Residential Refrigeration 8% Transportation Cooling 14% Buildings g Lighting 12% g t g % 28% Water Heating 13% 21% Heating 28% Other 4% Energy use from U.S. residential buildings could power all of France and Sources: U.S. DOE, Buildings Energy Data Book, 2009 and EIA , International Energy Statistics the UK for over one year NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
  5. 5. How Efficiency Leads to  H Effi i L d t More Renewable  More Renewable Generation:  NREL’s new  Research Support Facility Innovation for Our Energy Future
  6. 6. The building will achieve LEED Platinum rating but will use 50% less energy th if it were than built to current commercial codes Innovation for Our Energy Future
  7. 7. The RSF will increase NREL’s campus square footage by 60% but increase campus energy use by only 6% Innovation for Our Energy Future
  8. 8. The RSF’s highly efficient green data center will serve the entire laboratory campus and be a model for others Innovation for Our Energy Future
  9. 9. Is a living laboratory where researchers use real-time building performance data to study building energy use. Innovation for Our Energy Future
  10. 10. The RSF is a prototype for the future of p yp large-scale, ultra-efficient buildings It will change the way the commercial building industry views energy efficient, high performance office buildings… The reality of ultra-high efficiency buildings: Doable, affordable. Not a concept, but here p, today Innovation for Our Energy Future
  11. 11. Integrated Design Cost Transfer Transfer costs from mechanical and  electrical systems to building  architecture NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
  12. 12. NREL RSF Annual Energy Consumption Comparison p 60.0 55.0 50.0 50 0 45.0 40.0 35.0 30.0 u/sqft/Year Heating 25.0 20.0 kBtu 15.0 10.0 Lights 5.0 0.0 00 NREL RSF - ASHRAE - Baseline Proposed LIGHTS TASK LIGHTS SERVER ELEC SERVER COOL SERVER RM FAN PLUG LOADS SPACE HEATING SPACE COOLING PUMPS & AUX VENT FANS DOMEST HOT WATER EXT USAGE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
  13. 13. Helping utilities with the  H l i tiliti ith th efficiency/renewable  efficiency/renewable generation nexus:  the  Energy Systems Integration  Facility F ilit Innovation for Our Energy Future
  14. 14. • The ESIF is planned to be an approximately 220,000-gross-sq. ft. facility p pp y , g q y specially designed to accommodate the critical engineering, testing, optimization, and verification research needed for integrated engineering systems development. • Integrated energy systems and testing technologies include energy efficiency, generation, storage, distribution, and utilization NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY 14
  15. 15. Visit us online at www.nrel.gov NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY

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