Buildings consume over 30% of the total primary energy consumed worldwide and contribute to a third of the world greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the US, buildings consume over 40% of total energy and contribute to almost 38% in GHG emissions. In addition, buildings in the US consume over 75% of electricity generated. The need to mitigate climate change is driving efforts to make the US generation cleaner, which has given new impetus for improving the operating efficiency of buildings at scale and increasing the hosting capacity of distributed renewable generation. Because these renewable generation technologies are variable in nature, they create significant short- and long-term imbalance between supply and demand.
This dataset was collected from PNNL operated buildings utilizing the PNNL developed open source platform, VOLTTRON in conjunction with PNNL Facilities and Operations staff. VOLTTRON provides an environment for buildings researchers to deploy applications interacting with building management systems...