Reducing Peak Energy Demand: The Hidden Benefit of Cool Roofs

Sponsored by Chemical Fabrics and Film Association

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define peak energy demand and discuss how commercial building owners may be adversely affected by peak demand.
  2. Identify peak demand charges on a typical commercial electric bill and analyze peak energy demand management strategies.
  3. Discuss how cool roofing offers a significant benefit in reducing the energy and environmental costs associated with peak demand and how buildings in different climates can achieve the same peak savings.
  4. Estimate the potential savings achieved when installing a cool roof and explain how to achieve other business and community benefits associated with reducing the peak energy demand.

Credits:

HSW
1.25 AIA LU/HSW
GBCI
1.25 GBCI CE Hour
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Across the United States, building owners in hot and cold climates are subject to peak energy demand charges. This course examines the economic and environmental effects of peak energy demand as applied to modern buildings, focusing on how peak energy demand is incorporated into electric utility billing structures and how cool roofing yields peak demand and net energy savings for commercial buildings in all climates within North America.

Reducing Peak Energy Demand

 

Chemical Fabrics and Film Association The Chemical Fabrics and Film Association is an international trade association representing manufacturers of polymer-based fabric and film products, used in the building and construction, automotive, fashion, and many other industries.

 

Originally published in December 2021

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