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Control Technique Cuts Electricity Bills For Commercial Buildings

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August 13, 2001
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"Pre-cooling" structures so that it takes less power to cool buildings during times of peak demand is not a new technique. But engineers at Purdue University are the first researchers to create a computer-simulation tool that can be "tuned" to a specific building and used to document the savings that would be realized by using the technique for that specific building.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Research engineers have shown that electricity costs for office buildings can be reduced by up to 40 percent by running air conditioning overnight.


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