The goal of the Distributed Intelligence Automated Demand Response (DIADR) project is reduce peak electricity demand in Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley by at least 30% while still maintaining a comfortable, healthy, and productive environment. The project involves faculty and students from UC Berkeley, Siemens, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in developing an intelligent control strategy for both central load (e.g., HVAC and Lighting) and distributed load (e.g. computers, monitors, printers) to respond to a demand response (DR) event.
Professor David M. Auslander
Professor, Mechanical Engineering