Plug Load Control: Reducing Your Energy Bills & Addressing Code Changes

Energy ManagementAIA BOC BOMI

19% of energy use in US office buildings is attributed to plug loads, reported the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey *. In addition, office equipment is projected to be the fastest-growing end use between 1998 and 2020.**

This course will cover the basics of Plug Load control, code adoption, and how energy codes have evolved in commercial environments over the past 15 years. It will also cover how new energy codes – predominantly ASHRAE 90.1 and Title 24 - have taken an aggressive stance to reduce the amount of energy consumed in commercial buildings.

We want to help you understand how you can make your building compliant with new codes, while reducing your bottom line.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the latest code changes rolling out in the US and the impact it has on you and your building.
  • What Plug Load Control is, and how building owners and facility managers can prepare themselves to ensure building compliance.
  • How you can determine how much energy your building is wasting through “vampire loads” of connected equipment and devices – and recognize the cost savings opportunity.
  • How to take advantage of the savings that a Plug Load control strategy can provide, while ensuring you are able to adapt to quickly changing energy codes for years to come.
  • And finally, simple solutions to help you comply with Plug Load control requirements and effortlessly manage it – without breaking the bank.

*A national sample survey from the US Energy Information Administration.

**According to US Department of Energy

From Our Partner

Kevin Kohl

Product Manager
Electrical Wiring Systems Division - Legrand, North America

Kevin Kohl holds the position of Product Manager for Legrand North America, responsible for the Commercial Wiring Device segment of the Pass & Seymour product line. He is responsible for many successful products that serve all major commercial vertical markets, including Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, and Commercial Office. Kevin has recognized energy efficiency as a key need in the commercial space today and going forward and has worked with installers, specifiers, and end-users to develop solutions to help meet that need.Since launching the Pass & Seymour line of Plug Load Control devices in 2014, Kevin has presented in front of a variety of audiences in different forums, including product training for installers, code classes for specifiers, sales planning for distributors, and educational sessions for facility managers. He is a polished, energetic speaker and has been referenced in several electrical industry trade publications. Among other things, Kevin enjoys the excitement that comes from satisfying customers and helping serve unmet market needs.