// CODE SNIPPET
604.1 Establishing an Open and Interoperable Automated Demand-Response (Auto-DR) Infrastructure
JUMP TO FULL CODE CHAPTER
Where this section is indicated to be applicable in Table 302.1, buildings that contain heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) or lighting systems shall comply with Sections 604.1 through 604.4. A building energy management and control system (EMCS) shall be provided and integrated with building HVAC systems controls and lighting systems controls to receive an open and interoperable automated demand-response (Auto-DR) relay or Internet signal. Building HVAC and lighting systems and specific building energy-using components shall incorporate preprogrammed demand response strategies that are automated with a demand response automation Internet software client.
Exception: Auto-DR infrastructure is not required for the following:
- Buildings located where the electric utility or regional Independent System Operator (ISO) or Regional Transmission Operator (RTO) does not offer a demand response program to buildings regulated by this code.
- Buildings with a peak electric demand not greater than 0.75 times that of the standard reference design.
- Buildings that have incorporated onsite renewable energy generation to provide 20 percent or more of the building's energy demand.