We are pleased to announce our participation in a new project, funded through Department of Energy’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Program and in partnership with NREL, University of New England, and Ecobee.

The project will develop publicly available datasets that capture how building performance and occupant behavior impact the ability of heating and cooling systems to provide grid services. The project will use “hardware in the loop” and “human in the loop” modeling techniques to better isolate and understand the impact that the building system and occupant behavior have on flexibility.

We will be implementing our Packetized Energy management algorithm on Ecobee thermostats through cloud APIs. Participation in this project will provide us insights into how our algorithm can be used to manage heating and cooling systems, and how the characteristics of the system and occupant preferences impact our performance.

Contact us to learn how this might benefit your building or utility.