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EDITORIAL
Editor
Sarah Foster
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Managing Editor
Mary Kate McGowan
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Assistant Managing Editor
Jeri Alger
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Associate Editor
Rebecca Matyasovski
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Associate Editor
Tani Palefski
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Associate Editor
Chadd Jones
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Production
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ADVERTISING
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Coordinator-Circulation Development
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ASHRAE OFFICERS
President
Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E.
President-Elect
Michael Schwedler, P.E.
Treasurer
Farooq Mehboob, P.E.
Vice Presidents
Donald L. Brandt
K. William Dean, P.Eng.
William F. McQuade, P.E.
Tim McGinn, P.E.
Secretary & Executive Vice President
Jeff H. Littleton
POLICY GROUP
2020 - 21 Chair
Publications Committee
Hugh D. McMillan III, P.E.
Washington Offi ce
washdc@ashrae.org
What's Up With Energy Storage
Energy storage takes many forms and has long been the
stabilizing force for reliable energy. With increased
interest in net zero energy buildings and other
sustainability goals, energy storage is an important
concept to maximize the benefi t of renewable energy
systems. It's also vital for helping capacity-constrained
electrical grids and providing resiliency against unknown interruptions
in our power supplies.
Last month, industry experts conversed about energy storage. They
defi ned what energy storage is and discussed current and future trends.
They also explored the question, what is preventing widespread implementation
of energy storage?
One practical barrier is fi tting storage tanks on sites that have tight
space constraints. Another is that it can be diffi cult to understand what
approach is best for a given application because there isn't a one-sizefi
ts-all approach. Installing a battery in a building makes sense to most
people, but it can be more diffi cult to understand why thermal storage
might be a better approach for some applications.
Another problem is that thermal energy storage isn't widely available
for smaller projects, which may be limiting its use. Also, energy storage
can increase a site's EUI, so energy codes may need to be adjusted in
terms of how they value storage.
The roundtable with Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE,
Mark MacCracken, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE, Ram Narayanamurthy,
Michael Deru, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, Benjamin Lowe and Lynn
Mueller begins on page 24.
ASHRAE Journal Podcast launched last month. Guests William
Bahnfl eth, Ph.D., P.E., Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, and Jason
DeGraw, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, expanded their discussion that
started in the May issue on the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force's Core
Recommendations.
This month's podcast will continue a conversation that began in the
March issue. Greg Nilsson and Mike Gallagher, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, talk
about what designers, building owners and facility managers need to
know about wildfi re smoke events. That episode is scheduled for later
in July. To fi nd out more about the ASHRAE Journal Podcast, go to www.
ashrae.org/podcast.
Sarah Foster, ASHRAE Journal Editor
Mission Statement: ASHRAE Journal reviews current HVAC&R technology of broad interest through publication of application-oriented articles. ASHRAE
Journal's editorial content ranges from back-to-basics features to reviews of emerging technologies, covering the entire spectrum of professional interest
from design and construction practices to commissioning and the service life of HVAC&R environmental systems.
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