GridOptimal Phase 1 Outcomes

Document / June 19, 2019 / Building Innovation

The role of buildings, renewable energy, and energy storage in the utility sector is changing. New near-term solutions are needed to address today’s challenges and capitalize on opportunities for market transformation. New Buildings Institute (NBI), in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is leading a national coalition committed to better integrating buildings into utility grid management strategies. This project, called the GridOptimal™ Buildings Initiative, focuses primarily on developing metrics by which building features and operating characteristics that support more effective grid operation can be measured and quantified. This document describes the work completed by the GridOptimal project team during the first phase of the project, from July 2018 to June 2019.