AutomatedBuildings.com – Retrofitting Existing Commercial Buildings for the Smart Grid
Posted December 1st 2009
Recently, there has been a lot of excitement around Smart Grid. The US Department of Energy has announced over $4.5 billion in funding to various projects which promise to make the electrical grid more reliable, and make consumers use electricity more wisely. One under appreciated fact however, is that the Smart Grid needs “smart buildings” to talk with. And unfortunately, most existing buildings are not “smart”.