Smart Building Ecosystem Research Needs to Increase Load Responsiveness

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Smart Building Ecosystem Research Needs to Increase Load Responsiveness
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this Work Authorization (WA) is to: characterize the capabilities and performance of smart building systems, determine what enhancements or additional features to the systems are needed to enable greater grid flexibility, and recommend RD&D activities that EPIC may sponsor in order to spur greater load flexibility through smart building solutions. In this WA, the terms "smart building systems" or "smart building solutions" encompass both traditional legacy building automation systems (BAS) as well as newer alternative IoT solutions. This WA supports research to address Subtheme 1.4 of the EPIC 2018-2020 Triennial Investment Plan: Enable Integration of Building and Equipment Controls and Automation.

Contact Information

Joshua Croft
Agency Name
CA Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
1 Market St., Suite 1200

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Section 15306, Information Collection, because it consists of basic data collection and research which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The project is also exempt under section 15061(b)(c) because it will involve information collection and research and will not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.


Notice of Exemption

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