We are pleased to present starting with this volume of ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities (JESBC), a series of peer-reviewed papers related to some of ongoing research projects and applications of Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs). As part of a new program initiated by the Building Technology Office (BTO) with the US Department of Energy (DOE), GEBs are characterized as highly energy-efficient buildings that are equipped with smart technologies and distributed energy resources that can be dynamically controlled to meet grid needs and minimize electricity system costs, while meeting occupants’ comfort and productivity requirements. In simple terms, DOE defines GEBs as efficient, connected, smart, and flexible buildings. The GEB technologies touch on the main topical areas of JESBC aimed at fostering sustainable buildings and cities by providing results of evaluation studies and demonstration projects. Indeed, one of the main goals for JESBC...

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DOE
,
2019
,
Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series, Overview of Research Challenges and Gaps
,
US Department of Energy
,
Washington, DC
, https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/pdfs/75470.pdf
2.
DOE
,
2019
,
Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series, Windows and Opaque Envelope
,
US Department of Energy
,
Washington, DC
, https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/pdfs/75387.pdf
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DOE
,
2019
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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series, Lighting and Electronics
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US Department of Energy
,
Washington, DC
, https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/pdfs/75475.pdf
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DOE
,
2019
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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series, HVAC, Water Heating, Appliances and Refrigeration
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US Department of Energy
,
Washington, DC
, https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/pdfs/75473.pdf
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DOE
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2019
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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series, Whole-Building Controls, Sensors, Modeling, and Analytics
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US Department of Energy
,
Washington, DC
, https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy20osti/75478.pdf
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