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Welcome to Darnell's Second Annual
Green Building Power Forum

Identifying Challenges, Progress and Opportunities for the use of DC Power Distribution in Facilities and the Creation of a Flexible and Dynamic Power Infrastructure

2009 Proceedings Now Available

A convergence of technologies is occurring that will change how buildings are powered. These technologies include the continued rapid growth of distributed generation resources (photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, micro turbines, etc.); the emergence of high-efficiency lighting technologies (especially solid-state LED lighting); wireless building automation systems; demand-side management of building energy use by electric utilities; and more.

"While a lot of attention is being paid to the potential use of high-voltage dc distribution in large facilities such as data centers, there are even larger opportunities for the use of low-voltage dc distribution as part of a hybrid ac and dc power structure for industrial, commercial, government, and even residential buildings. The use of dc distribution can complement other trends in building power including the growth of 'green' energy sources, use of wireless building automation systems, demand side management, the implementation of high-efficiency lighting, and more. And it can reduce construction and operating costs, improve flexibility and enhance sustainability." - Jeff Shepard, President, Darnell Group

The Second Annual Green Building Power Forum will consider all aspects of building power including both high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution, hybrid ac and dc distribution architectures, and dc microgrids.

The Green Building Power Forum will serve the needs of a broad community of stake holders including:

Green Building Power Forum is a sister-event with Darnell's DC Building Power Japan. The First-Annual DC Building Power Japan will be hosted December 7-8, 2009, in Tokyo, Japan.

Green Building Power Forum Announcement PDF