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SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR AND METHODS OF CONTROL OF ENERGY USE IN A BUILDING

United States Patent Application

20180059633
A1
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This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to energy management in a building. In one aspect, a method includes providing a plurality of apparatus. Each apparatus of the plurality of apparatus includes a controller, a light, and a heating/cooling device. The controller is in communication with a control system, and the control system controls the electrical system of a building. A power price is received from the control system at a first apparatus of the plurality of apparatus. The power price is compared to a set point power price. Power supplied to at least one of the light of the first apparatus, the heating/cooling device of the first apparatus, a lighting device in a region proximate the first apparatus, and a heating/cooling device in the region proximate the first apparatus is adjusted based on comparing the power price to the set point power price.
Garg, Vishal (Telangana, IN), Reddy, Niranjan (Telangana, IN), Godithi, Sam Babu (Telangana, IN), Brown, Richard E. (Albany, CA), Kohler, Christian (Oakland, CA), Singh, Reshma (Palo Alto, CA)
15/ 681,086
August 18, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.