Field Study Results from the Residential Zoning and Zonesaver Demand Response Pilot Trials

Synopsis: Field study results will be presented to show that residential zoned heating and cooling systems have the potential to reduce annual energy consumption, and improve homeowner comfort.  The functionality of these systems can be enhanced with programmable thermostats and additional utility control devices to reduce peak summertime electrical loads and shift loads to off-peak use.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2011

Location:  McMaster University,
                   Michael G. DeGroote School of Business (DSB), 5th floor, Room 505

Organized by: McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business

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9:30 – 10:00    Registration & Continental Breakfast

Morning Agenda – Annual Analysis
Session Chair:  Dean Mountain, McMaster University

10:00-10:10 - Project Introduction
(Dean Mountain)

10:10- 11:30 - Zoning: A Solution to Reduce Residential Electrical and Natural Gas Use While Improving Homeowner Comfort
(Dean Mountain, McMaster University and Terry Strack, Strack and Associates)

11:30-12:00 - Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) and Technology Adoption Pilot (TAP): Working With Builders to Move Innovative Technologies into the Marketplace
(Jeremy Sager, Natural Resources Canada)

12:00 – 12:45- LUNCH

Afternoon Agenda – Summer Peak Shaving / Load Shifting
Session Chair: Dean Mountain, McMaster University

12:45-13:15 - Ontario’s Peaksaver Program
(Ontario Power Authority)

13:15-14:30 - A “Zonesaver” Approach to Summer Peak Load Reduction and Load Shifting
(Dean Mountain, McMaster University; Terry Strack, Strack and Associates; and Wen Zhou, Tongji University and McMaster University)

14:30 – 14:45           Break

14:45 – 15:30 - Extended Analysis of Opportunities for Summer Peak Load Reduction and Load Shifting Using Simulation Tools
(Bart Lomanowski, Natural Resources Canada)

15:30 – 15:40 - Concluding Remarks
( Dean Mountain)

15:40     Meeting Adjourned