Plug Load Density
This page contains white papers and research about plug load density and energy usage. The number and types of miscellaneous electric loads were recorded in various building types. Building types studied included a school district, university campus, and office buildings.
Inventorying Plug Load Equipment and Assessing Plug Load Reduction Solutions on a University Campus, Hafer, Stanford University, 2015
Stanford University completed a comprehensive 220 building equipment inventory in 2014 and 2015. The audit quantified plug load related electrical consumption throughout the campus.
Impacts of Office Plug Load Reduction Strategies, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources Study, 2016
Research paper quantifying plug load usage, savings potential, and user impact in commercial office buildings.
Benchmarking Plug-Load Densities for K-12 Schools, Research presented at Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
The atudy assessed 18 K-12 schools for actual plug-load densities.
Draft Measure Information Template – Office Task Lighting Plug Load Circuit Control, California Utilities Statewide Codes and Standards Team
This Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) report addresses office task lighting controls, and associated controls of other plug loads.