As part of their Emerging Opportunities for Buildings series, ACEEE explores three opportunities in new topics emerging for commercial buildings to optimize their energy use. They include not only innovative technologies, but also new approaches to system design, building operations, and financing.
In this brief, ACEEE explores:
- Integrated building systems – use sensors, controls, and software to manage energy use and optimize performance.
- Energy storage – offers another opportunity for energy efficiency and enhanced energy management in buildings.
- Efficiency as a service (EaaS) – a model where the service provider maintains ownership of installed equipment while the customer pays for the energy services provided.