Energy Resilience: Critical Load Support in Commercial and Residential Applications

Efficiency Vermont’s energy resilience research portfolio consists of three independent investigations into materials and methods for increasing energy resilience in commercial and residential settings. The projects cover:

  1. A DC microgrid community,
  2. Phase change materials (PCMs), and
  3. A residential energy thermal resilience analysis.

Each study is a multiyear effort beginning in 2021 and continuing through 2022, building on the efficiency resilience return on investment research from 2020. Each study focuses on a technology and its energy resilience impacts as well as coincident improvement in system energy efficiency. This progress report offers study updates for design and construction industry professionals and regulators interested in advancing resilience through energy efficiency projects.

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