Location of Buildings in the United States
Site-specific climate conditions can have a significant impact on the daily, monthly and annual energy consumption of the same type of building. Furthermore, utility rates can be very different from one region to the other and thereby affect the economics of a particular strategy of DG integration into the built environment.
In this interactive building integration website the effect of location is considered. So far, the user can select 2 locations in the U.S with different electric and utility rates and significant variations in climate conditions. These locations are:
- Los Angeles Area
- Boston Area
Building simulation results for other regions in the US will be incorporated in the near future.