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Lighting, Appliances and Miscellaneous Loads

Proficiency Level 1: Remember

Define incandescent, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), light-emitting diode (LED), and lighting power density in the context of building energy systems.

Define plug load, miscellaneous loads, smart grid, and parasitic load in the context of building energy systems.

Proficiency Level 2: Understand

Describe ways to reduce plug load and appliance loads in building systems.

Explain the benefits of smart appliances and how they interact with the grid.

Summarize the health and energy benefits of enhanced lighting systems.

Proficiency Level 3: Apply

Calculate the lighting power density for a simple home.

Estimate the plug loads for a simple home.