Demand-Response-Shop.com (DRShop) is the result of project collaboration between Building Intelligence Quotient (BIQ) Consortium, RFQ Strategies, and Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. All of the information provided within this website is provided objectively, without bias, as this site is not funded by any of the companies described within it.
DRShop wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Centres of Excellence who, via its Interact Initiative generously granted funding to develop the initial site.
DRShop is an informative web-site tool designed for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional businesses that are interested in benefiting from Demand Response (DR) revenue programs and Energy Efficiency strategies as an essential part of preparation for the Smart Grid. DRShop speaks to the North American Demand Response and Energy Efficiency market place. While the initial emphasis was on Ontario, Canada as they launched their DR programs, we have expanded our information to other North American jurisdictions that facilitate Demand Response programs.
DRShop will continue to evolve with its primary objectives being:
• to bridge the gap between demand response service providers (Aggregators) and business customers, and serve as a gateway to the full range of organizations offering Demand Response and Smart Grid related services;
• to highlight the value of investments of time and effort pursuant to developing Demand Response and Energy Efficiency solutions;
• to demonstrate the cash flow potential to maximize business customers' asset life-cycle costs and benefits;
• to promote the benefit of all energy management opportunities through prevailing software and controls technology that enables DR program participation and highest performance & settlement during Demand Response events........educating business customers on the status of intelligence of their buildings and the extent to which the existing vintage of building automation systems (BAS) can be economically optimized for higher performance;
• to provide greater awareness for facility owners/operators of the various discretionary electricity loads that can be part of Demand Response without detrimental impact on customer operations; and
• to provide a consultative process using the BIQ Program and the DRSHop on-line procurement system from RFQ Strategies to facilitate a comprehensive assessment of the Demand Response opportunities and the life cycle costs and benefits.
Through energy efficiency education and increased awareness of the breadth of Demand Response programs, Distributed Energy Resources and Conservation & Demand reduction programs, greater benefits will accrue to the customer side of the evolving Smart Grid.
Demand Response Shop program is now owned by Sustainable Resources Management and can provide the web based Building Intelligence Quotient and the RFQ Strategies through its partnerships with these entities.
Information and links provided in this site is through the membership of Sustainable Resources Management in the following organizations:
Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
Association for Demand Response + Smart grid (ADS)
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)