ConSol worked with various heat pump water heating manufacturers to determine the value of thermal storage on reducing peak load. In conjunction with interested parties (CEC, manufacturers, NRDC), ConSol influenced the code language that provides a demand flexibility compliance credit in the performance standards in California (Title 24, Part 6, Appendix JA13). ConSol’s building energy simulation modeling determined the impact of various thermal storage configurations allowing manufacturers to determine the optimum design for reducing peak load.
We help builders and manufacturers prepare for the financial and operational impacts of energy code changes, as well as provide strategic guidance during the code development cycle to ensure that the new rules are cost effective, practical, and implementable for the industry. We also work with relevant regulatory bodies to ensure builders’ needs receive formal recognition in energy design calculations for building compliance and performance.
We leverage advanced modeling capabilities to conduct technical analyses that quantify the energy, carbon, and cost impacts of new technologies, policies, and building practices. In particular, our energy simulation modeling has been pivotal in helping manufacturers understand code and technical opportunities for existing products and products under development.