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Regional Project Reveals the Potential of Transactive Control

PNNL experiments test new methods for managing the nation's buildings and energy system

April 2017

Recent results from two PNNL experiments show promise for advancing both the "clean" and "transactive" aspects of energy management—at the intersection of buildings, the power grid, and distributed energy resources.

Upgraded Troffer Performance Specification Means More Savings, More Flexibility

Approximately $5 billion could be saved annually using the new high-efficiency performance specification

April 2017

With technical assistance from PNNL, the Better Buildings Alliance released the updated High Efficiency Troffer Performance Specification Version, 6.0. By following the requirements in this specification, commercial building owners can achieve up to 80 percent energy savings, experience reliable performance, and reduce energy costs. If all troffers in the U.S. met this specification, approximately $5 billion in energy costs could be saved annually just from lighting alone!

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