Plug & Play: Managing Plug Loads

Date: May 12, 2016

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Host: Building Energy Exchange

Type: Lecture/Presentation


Join the Building Energy Exchange for a discussion on innovative strategies for managing plug loads in commercial and residential buildings.


Traditionally, building energy efficiency programs have focused on regulated loads – the energy associated with heating, cooling, and lighting – while largely ignoring the energy consumed by appliances and equipment, so called “plug loads”. Largely invisible to policy makers, plug loads have been allowed to increase without check, and as base building systems become more efficient, unregulated loads are an ever increasing percentage of building energy use. The Plug & Play event will discuss the current and future state of plug load management- the next frontier in building energy efficiency.


Our speakers will describe the unique technological and social challenges of plug load management, and present case studies of successful plug load management programs.


Zach Sussman, Senior Specialist, Con Edison
Chad Sleiman, Global Alliances Manager, Energy & Asset Management, Cisco Systems