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Sustainability Education Committee

February 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

Sustainability Education Committee

DC Electrical Systems in Commercial Buildings

Plug loads amount to some 15% of a typical office building’s energy use, and DC power represents a significant fraction of this. The increasing use of PV on buildings adds even more DC to the mix. Conversion from DC to AC and vice versa is an inefficient process, and considerable energy could be saved by avoiding or minimizing it. This presentation will review use of DC and AC, lay out the argument for DC microgrids in buildings; and explain the barriers to their implementation.

Co-sponsored with BSA-COTE
 

For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs are available.

To learn more about the Sustainability Education Committee, visit architects.org/committees/sustainability-education-committee

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