A new white paper from Portland Energy Conservation Inc., Portland, Ore., “Wiring the Smart Grid for Energy Savings: Integrating Buildings to Maximize Investment,” by PECI technical director Hannah Friedman, asserts the materialization of building energy savings is critical to making the smart grid cost-effective. The paper includes a discussion of how to realize these savings and recommendations for further smart grid research. Friedman argues that electric loads in buildings represent a significant potential to maximize energy savings with the smart grid. She also stresses the smart grid is enabling infrastructure. To download the paper, visit peci.org/About/smartgrid_whitepaper_final_071709.pdf.