This paper reviews the current science on preponderance of legionella risk with direct load operations in demand response management. The findings reveal that demand response events in a thermally-stratified or stagnated electric hot water system can provide conditions for greater culturability of legionella and colonization of the water storage tank. These may be associated with two forms of legionellosis.

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Keywords: green buildings, water

Christiana Onabola