Demand Response at Prominent University in Florida
The Visual and Verbal Arts building of a university in Florida was recently selected to serve as a test site for BuildingIQ’s Automated Demand Response (ADR) capabilities. The 30,476 sq.ft. building underwent a major renovation in 2015 that included reconfiguration of the interior space and the HVAC system.
As part of a collaboration with the local utility, BuildingIQ tested the potential for ADR to reduce peak electricity demand during the summer (air conditioning) season, as well as the winter (heating) season. The town where the university is located, like much of Florida, relies upon electric heating rather than gas. As a result, HVAC can account for as much as 50-70% of electricity consumption in many buildings in the state.