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Metering Best Practices Applied in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility: A Primer to the 2011 Measured and Modeled Energy Consumption Datasets

Modern buildings are complex energy systems that must be controlled for energy efficiency. The Research Support Facility (RSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has hundreds of controllers -- computers that communicate with the building's various control systems -- to control the building based on tens of thousands of variables and sensor points. These control strategies were designed for the RSF's systems to efficiently support research activities. Many events that affect energy use cannot be reliably predicted, but certain decisions (such as control strategies) must be made ahead of time. NREL researchers modeled the RSF systems to predict how they might perform. They then monitor these systems to understand how they are actually performing and reacting to the dynamic conditions of weather, occupancy, and maintenance.
- Originated 08/09/2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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 Metering Best Practices Applied in the National Renewable Energy Laboratorys Research Support Facility A Primer to the 2011 Measured and Modeled Energy Consumption Datasets.pdf503104image_documentFull Text Document. DOI 10.2172/1076618
 NREL RSF Measured Data 2011.csv470556dataA csv with measured data from NREL's Research and Support Facility (RSF) for 2011. The dataset contains hourly data for: Total Cooling (kW)- Total Heating (kW)- Total Mechanical (kW)- Total Lighting (kW)- Total Plug Loads (kW)- Total Data Center (kW)- Total Building (kW)- PV (kW)- Building Net (kW)
 NREL RSF Weather Data 2011.csv851181dataA csv containing hourly weather data at NREL's Research and Support Facility (RSF) for 2011.
 NREL RSF Energy Model Data 2011.csv771981dataA csv containing energy model data for NREL's Research and Support Facility RSF

Keywords

NREL energy data energy conservation consumption utilization mathematics and computing research Research Support Facility RSF Golden Colorado control strategy energy modeling electricity resources buildings building systems energy analysis

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•  MAR  • 25 2016

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Sheppy, Michael et al. (2016): Metering Best Practices Applied in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility: A Primer to the 2011 Measured and Modeled Energy Consumption Datasets. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. https://data.nrel.gov/submissions/40

About this dataset

id 40
status Publicly accessible
last updated soon

DOE Project

GO28308 Maintain full availability of existing science and support infrastructure

Research Areas

  • Buildings Efficiency
  • Energy Analysis

Additional Subjects

  • Instrumentation
  • Knowledge Management

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