Understanding Smart Grid

Blagus, Ron
November 2010
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Nov2010, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p44
The article offers information about smart grid and its impact to facility managers' building operations and bottom line. It notes that automation will be a significant building concept to the smart grid's success and smart building controls will enable businesses to maximize energy savings with minimal involvement. It also notes that the success of energy management will depend on an organization's ability to complement traditional efficiency measures.


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