Study Inspires Energy Campaign Resulting in Plug Load Reduction

PECI helps affirm usefulness of new plug load metrics

Sustainable Business Oregon, November 6, 2013

A local energy specialist has helped test a new set of plug load energy use measures.

The New Buildings Institute developed what the group says are the first ever plug load energy use metrics, which will allow commercial building owners and managers to more easily gain insight into their buildings’ energy use and become more energy efficient.

Portland-based PECI used the NBI metrics earlier this year to assess plug load energy use at its First and Main Building headquarters in downtown Portland. The study inspired an energy-saving campaign that resulted in an 18 percent kWh reduction of PECI’s plug load.

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