The Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program supports public interest energy research and development that will help improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace.
The PIER Program, managed by the California Energy Commission (the Commission, Energy Commission), annually awards up to $62 million through the Year 2001 to conduct the most promising public interest energy research by partnering with Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) organizations, including individuals, businesses, utilities, and public or private research institutions.
PIER funding efforts are focused on the following six RD&D program areas:
· Residential and non-residential buildings end-use energy efficiency
· Industrial, agricultural, and water end-use energy efficiency
· Renewable energy technologies
· Environmentally preferred advanced generation
· Energy-related environmental research
· Strategic energy research.
In 1998, the Commission awarded approximately $17 million to 39 separate "transition" RD&D projects covering the 6 PIER subject areas. These projects were selected to preserve the benefits of the most promising ongoing public interest RD&D efforts conducted by investor-owned utilities prior to the onset of electricity restructuring.
What follows is the final report for the Information Monitoring and Diagnostics System for Building Commissioning and Operation project conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This project contributes to the PIER Building End-Use Energy Efficiency program. This is one of the nine "transition" projects RD&D projects managed by the California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE).
For more information on the PIER Program, please visit the Commission?s
Web site at: http://www.energy.state.ca.gov/research
or contract the Commission at (916) 654-4628.
Section 1. Introduction
Section 2. Conclusions and recommendations
Section 3. Discussion
Section 4. References
Section 5. Appendices