The opportunities for demand reduction and cost saving with building demand responsive control vary tremendously with building type and location. This assessment tool will predict the energy and demand saving, the economic saving, and the thermal comfort impact for various demand responsive strategies.
It is based on the most popular feature and capabilities of EnergyPlus. Users of the tool will be asked to enter the basic building information such as types, square footage, building envelope, orientation, utility schedule, etc.
The assessment tool will then use the prototypical simulation models to calculate the energy and demand reduction potential under certain demand responsive strategies, such as precooling, zonal temperature set up, and chilled water loop and air loop set points adjustment.
NOTE: The latest version of DRQAT is Version 4.0.0.