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Whole Building Energy Simulation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations...

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Whole Building Energy Simulation | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Whole Building Energy Simulation October 16, 2013 - 4:39pm Addthis Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations may be pursued. Whole building energy simulation software adequately assesses the interactions between complex building systems and equally complex schedules and utility rates structures for projects in specific locations throughout the world. Energy models incorporate actual building construction, internal load sources, and associated schedules using annual hourly weather data specific to the project location. These models can be used early in the design process when little information is known and updated, continually

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Energy Simulation for Buildings: Development and Training  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Simulation for Buildings: Development and Training This report presents an architectural.5: Energy Efficiency April 2013 HAWAI`I NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE School of Ocean & Earth Science Hawai`i Energy Sustainability Program Subtask 3.5.1: Residential Energy Efficiency Deliverable 3

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Building Energy Simulation & Modeling | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

strategies in a building or test bed equipped with a low-energy heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Project Impact Products: Improved design analysis tools and data,...

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More Issues of Building Energy Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

TECHNOLOGY Currently, lots of foreign and homemade applications are used on simulation and analysis for building thermal environment. Among them there are many widespread and authoritative ones, such as DOE2.1E, BLAST, ENER-WIN, Energy10, TRNSYS, HOT2... be introduced to deal with thermal bridge, which will expend much memory and time to calculation. However, most common applications of building energy simulation, take DOE2?TRNSYS ? BLAST ? CODYBA6.0 for example, adopt ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC...

Kang, Z.; Zhao, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Buildings Research - SUNREL Energy Simulation Software  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map SUNREL® is a hourly building energy simulation program that aids in the design of small energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the building's envelope, its environment, and its occupants. The program is based on fundamental models of physical behavior and includes algorithms specifically for passive technologies, such as Trombe walls, programmable window shading, advanced glazings, and natural ventilation. In addition, a simple graphical interface aids in creating input files. SUNREL is an upgrade of SERI-RES, which was released in the early 1980s by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) that has since been incorporated into the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The program has been used by

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Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this report was to develop a validation methodology for building energy analysis simulations, collect high-quality, unambiguous empirical data for validation, and apply the validation methodology to the DOE-2.1, BLAST-2MRT, BLAST-3.0, DEROB-3, DEROB-4, and SUNCAT 2.4 computer programs. This report covers background information, literature survey, validation methodology, comparative studies, analytical verification, empirical validation, comparative evaluation of codes, and conclusions.

Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; O'Doherty, B.; Burch, J.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building  

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Title Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5390E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Prajesh Bhattacharya, Zheng O'Neill, Philip Haves, Michael Wetter, and Trevor Bailey Conference Name Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference Pagination p. 2890-2896 Date Published 11/2011 Conference Location Sydney, Australia Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

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Automated Comparison of Building Energy Simulation Engines (Presentation)  

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This presentation describes the BEopt comparative test suite, which is a tool that facilitates the automated comparison of building energy simulation engines. It also demonstrates how the test suite is improving the accuracy of building energy simulation programs. Building energy simulation programs inform energy efficient design for new homes and energy efficient upgrades for existing homes. Stakeholders rely on accurate predictions from simulation programs. Previous research indicates that software tends to over-predict energy usage for poorly-insulated leaky homes. NREL is identifying, investigating, and resolving software inaccuracy issues. Comparative software testing is one method of many that NREL uses to identify potential software issues.

Polly, B.; Horowitz, S.; Booten, B.; Kruis, N.; Christensen, C.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis  

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Speaker(s): Paul Mathew Date: January 4, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Wiel Dr. Mathew's presentation will describe two aspects of energy efficiency and sustainable design, viewed from the perspective of market transformation: 1. Building Simulation: case study on the use of detailed energy simulation for evaluating advanced building systems and building integrated energy systems, using DOE-2 and a CAD-integrated, heat-balance-based energy simulation tool developed by Dr. Mathew at CMU. 2. Energy Portfolio Analysis: a "curve-based" actuarial approach for modeling and valuing large portfolios of energy efficiency projects and tools that were developed at Enron to support this business strategy

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Frame Simulator  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Frame Simulator Frame Simulator Frame Simulator logo Frame Simulator makes calculation of the thermal transmittance in windows and building components an extremely easy process. It can be used to: analyze how heat flows through building components and fenestrations estimate surface temperatures and predict condensation problems discover weak points in window frames calculate thermal transmittance Uf and linear conductance Lf2d of any type of window frame as well as the Uw thermal transmittance of entire complex fenestration. Precise simulation of the heat transfer is performed using a two-dimensional numerical method for steady state boundary conditions conforming to ISO 10077-2 (finite elements). Screen Shots Keywords 2D, heat transfer, thermal analysis, thermal transmittance, thermal

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Developing an integrated building design tool by coupling building energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building energy simulation (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can play important roles in building design by providing essential information to help design energy-efficient, thermally comfortable and healthy ...

Zhai, Zhiqiang, 1971-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

Pang, Xiufeng; Bhattachayra, Prajesh; O'Neill, Zheng; Haves, Philip; Wetter, Michael; Bailey, Trevor

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMMODEL: A DOMAIN DATA MODEL FOR WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2010) Commercial Buildings Energy Modeling Guidelines andrequirements for modeling of building geometry for energy

O'Donnell, James

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

New test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which software developers can use to compare their tools simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art simulation tools. Overall, the BESTEST-EX methodology: (1) Tests software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensures building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantifies impacts of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is helping software developers identify and correct bugs in their software, as well as develop and test utility bill calibration procedures.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advancement of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Payment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

EnergyPlus{sup TM} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOEâ??s Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. The 5-year project was managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory and was divided into 5 budget period between 2006 and 2011. During the project period, 11 versions of EnergyPlus were released. This report summarizes work performed by an EnergyPlus development team led by the University of Central Floridaâ??s Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC). The team members consist of DHL Consulting, C. O. Pedersen Associates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oklahoma State University, GARD Analytics, Inc., and WrightSoft Corporation. The project tasks involved new feature development, testing and validation, user support and training, and general EnergyPlus support. The team developed 146 new features during the 5-year period to advance the EnergyPlus capabilities. Annual contributions of new features are 7 in budget period 1, 19 in period 2, 36 in period 3, 41 in period 4, and 43 in period 5, respectively. The testing and validation task focused on running test suite and publishing report, developing new IEA test suite cases, testing and validating new source code, addressing change requests, and creating and testing installation package. The user support and training task provided support for users and interface developers, and organized and taught workshops. The general support task involved upgrading StarTeam (team sharing) software and updating existing utility software. The project met the DOE objectives and completed all tasks successfully. Although the EnergyPlus software was enhanced significantly under this project, more enhancements are needed for further improvement to ensure that EnergyPlus is able to simulate the latest technologies and perform desired HAVC system operations for the development of next generation HVAC systems. Additional development will be performed under a new 5-year project managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Lixing Gu; Don Shirey; Richard Raustad; Bereket Nigusse; Chandan Sharma; Linda Lawrie; Rich Strand; Curt Pedersen; Dan Fisher; Edwin Lee; Mike Witte; Jason Glazer; Chip Barnaby

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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REAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND THE  

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REAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND THE REAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND THE BUILDING CONTROLS VIRTUAL TEST BED Xiufeng Pang 1 , Prajesh Bhattacharya 1 , Zheng O'Neill 2 , Philip Haves 1 , Michael Wetter 1 , and Trevor Bailey 2 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA 2 United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, USA ABSTRACT Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a

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Simulation Models to Optimize the Energy Consumption of Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Page 1 of paper submitted to ICEBO 2008 Berlin SIMULATION MODELS TO OPTIMIZE THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF BUILDINGS Sebastian Burhenne Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany Dirk Jacob Fraunhofer...-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT In practice, building operation systems are only adjusted during commissioning. This is done manually and leads to failure-free but often inefficient operation. This work deals...

Burhenne, S.; Jacob, D.

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Building Energy Modeling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Building energy simulation—physics-based calculation of building energy consumption—is a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency.

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Interoperability of Computer Aided Design and Energy Performance Simulation to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The paper describes very significant novel interoperability and data modeling technology for existing building that maps a building information parametric model with an energy simulation model, establishing a seamless link between Computer Aided...

Chaisuparasmikul, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Improves Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model cali- bration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares soft- ware simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art

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Validation of Simulated Thermal Comfort using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation (BES) model in the context of Building Performance Evaluation & Optimisation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building Energy Simulation (BES) models play a significant role in the design and optimisation of buildings. Simulation models may be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of Energy- Conservation Measures (ECMs) in the design stage as well...

Coakley, D.; Corry, E. J.; Keane, M. M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Develops Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analyti- cal and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results.

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Building simulation approaches for the training of automated data analysis tools in building energy management  

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Abstract The field of building energy management, which monitors and analyses the energy use of buildings with the aim to control and reduce energy expenditure, is seeing a rapid evolution. Automated meter reading approaches, harvesting data at hourly or even half-hourly intervals, create a large pool of data which needs analysis. Computer analysis by means of machine learning techniques allows automated processing of this data, invoking expert analysis where anomalies are detected. However, machine learning always requires a historical dataset to train models and develop a benchmark to define what constitutes an anomaly. Computer analysis by means of building performance simulation employs physical principles to predict energy behaviour, and allows the assessment of the behaviour of buildings from a pure modelling background. This paper explores how building simulation approaches can be fused into energy management practice, especially with a view to the production of artificial bespoke benchmarks where historical profiles are not available. A real accommodation block, which is subject to monitoring, is used to gather an estimation of the accuracy of this approach. The findings show that machine learning from simulation models has a high internal accuracy; comparison with actual metering data shows prediction errors in the system (20%) but still achieves a substantial improvement over industry benchmark values.

Pieter de Wilde; Carlos Martinez-Ortiz; Darren Pearson; Ian Beynon; Martin Beck; Nigel Barlow

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extending air temperature setpoints: Simulated energy savings and design considerations for new and retrofit buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

X. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVACSavings Modeling of Standard Commercial Building Retuningbuilding energy and simulations were carried out with EnergyPlus version 7.2, software well suited for modeling

Hoyt, Tyler; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Urban energy simulation: Simplification and reduction of building envelope models  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This paper describes a building model designed for an urban energy simulation tool. In this context, trade-off between computing time and result precision is particularly important. Our methodology involves physical simplifications and model order reduction. The physical simplications are achieved by using equivalent envelopes, linearization scheme and pre-processing, so that a Modelica detailed model can be derived into a linear and time-invariant system using fewer component models. Balanced realization reduction can then be applied on such systems leading finally to a 6-order model. Effects of the simplification and reduction on heating and cooling loads are evaluated using typical building envelope cases. Results show that the simplifications and reduction induce errors under 1% in annual energy consumption and a maximum of 3% in instantaneous values but are accurate enough to reproduce dynamics of the detailed model. Additionally, the final reduced model uses a simple numerical solver and runs in less than 1 s without compromising precision for hourly annual simulations being 700 times faster than the detailed model, which is promising for use in urban energy simulation.

Eui-Jong Kim; Gilles Plessis; Jean-Luc Hubert; Jean-Jacques Roux

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article describes the implementation of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB). The BCVTB is a software environment that allows connecting different simulation programs to exchange data during the time integration, and that allows conducting hardware in the loop simulation. The software architecture is a modular design based on Ptolemy II, a software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. The BCVTB provides additions to Ptolemy II that allow the run-time coupling of different simulation programs for data exchange, including EnergyPlus, MATLAB, Simulink and the Modelica modelling and simulation environment Dymola. The additions also allow executing system commands, such as a script that executes a Radiance simulation. In this article, the software architecture is presented and the mathematical model used to implement the co-simulation is discussed. The simulation program interface that the BCVTB provides is explained. The article concludes by presenting applications in which different state of the art simulation programs are linked for run-time data exchange. This link allows the use of the simulation program that is best suited for the particular problem to model building heat transfer, HVAC system dynamics and control algorithms, and to compute a solution to the coupled problem using co-simulation.

Wetter, Michael

2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Coupled Building Energy and CFD Simulations Zhiqiang (John) Zhai  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and CFD. This investigation implemented these concepts and developed an integrated building design tool, E, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088, USA Abstract The integration of building energy simulation (ES of the integrated building simulation over the separated energy simulation and computational

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Current designs of high performance buildings utilize hourly building energy simulations of complex, interacting systems. Such simulations need to quantify the benefits of numerous features including: thermal mass, HVAC systems and, in some cases...

Oh, Sukjoon

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

applied earlier for building energy modeling applicationstowards building HVAC system modeling and simulation. Forof equation-based modeling for building systems. We believe

Wetter, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,Part ? : Fundamentals. Building Simulation, 1: 95 ? 110.Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Building Energy Simulation Test Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Ron Judkoff Joel Neymark Ben Polly Updated: December 2011 NREL/PR-5500-53701 2 Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D * Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods * Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades * Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments 3 BESTEST-EX Goals * Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes * Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard

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The MIT Design Advisor : simple and rapid energy simulation of early-stage building designs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Simulation tools, when applied early in the design process, can considerably reduce the energy demand of newly constructed buildings. For a simulation tool to assist with design, it must be easy to use, provide feedback ...

Urban, Bryan J. (Bryan James)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Software  

Energy Savers [EERE]

interfaces, help create input files, and support computer-aided design. Contacts | Website Policies | U.S. Department of Energy | USA.gov Content Last Updated: October 30, 2013...

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SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation  

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SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation Title SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-5566E Year of Publication 2011 Authors O'Donnell, James, Richard See, Cody Rose, Tobias Maile, Vladimir Bazjanac, and Philip Haves Conference Name IBPSA Building Simulation 2011 Date Published 10/2011 Abstract Many inadequacies exist within industry-standard data models as used by present-day whole-building energy simulation software. Tools such as EnergyPlus and DOE-2 use custom schema definitions (IDD and BDL respectively) as opposed to standardized schema definitions (defined in XSD, EXPRESS, etc.). Non-standard data modes lead to a requirement for application developers to develop bespoke interfaces. Such tools have proven to be error prone in their implementation - typically resulting in information loss.

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Analysis of the differences in energy simulation results between building information modeling (BIM)-based simulation method and the detailed simulation method  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based simulation models have been used to automate lengthy building energy modeling processes and it enable fast acquisition of results. Recent improvements of simulation programs have continued to the increase in ...

Seongchan Kim; Jeong-Han Woo

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Energy, Material and Building Simulation for Green Factory Planning  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The paper describes a novel approach, Total Factory Simulation, for integration of energy and material flows in manufacturing as well ... a csolution to support planning and optimization of green factories. The f...

Bojan Stahl; Marco Taisch…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Study of Multifamily Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model Piljae Im, Ph.D. Mini Malhotra, Ph.D. R&D Staff Oak Ridge National Laboratory Presented at Building America Technical Update Meeting April 29-30, 2013 Outline * Multifamily Energy Audit Tool - Background - Needs for MF Audit Tool - Existing MF Tools - Modeling Approach - Development Status * Case Study - Background - Pre/Post Retrofit Building characteristics - Whole Building Energy Analysis * Summary Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model 2 Background * New MF Building Energy Audit Tool sponsored by U.S. DOE * Collaboration of ORNL and LBNL * National web-based

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of  Three  Building  Energy  Modeling  Programs: and D.  Zhu.  Building energy modeling programs comparison: Comparison  of  building  energy  modeling  programs:  HVAC 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingBuilding Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning® Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building  

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The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20-22, 2008, Berlin, Germany Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning ? Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building... and the cold and hot 1 ESL-IC-08-10-30 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20...

Texas A& M Campus Building CC® Team

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which soft-

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Determination of Retrofit Savings Using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model  

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in commercial buildings (Katipamula and Claridge 1991. Wu et al. 1992). Of all the modeling approaches, use of building energy simulation programs is considered most comprehensive. However, owing to the considerable uncertainty involved with various input... presents the results of a study lucted to develop a robust methodology to mine retrofit energy and cost savings in commercial buildings when few measured data are available for the preretrofit condition. Although the study focuses on commercial...

Reddy, S. N.; Hunn, B. D.; Hood, D. B.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases to Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations in order to achieve more accurate energy use and savings predictions. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analytical and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results. Testing the new cases with EnergyPlus identified issues with the conduction finite difference (CondFD) heat transfer algorithm in versions 5 and 6. NREL researchers resolved these issues for EnergyPlus version 7. The new test cases will help users and developers of EnergyPlus and other building energy tools to identify and fix problems associated with solid conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes and their boundary conditions. In the long term, improvements to software algorithms will result in more accurate energy use and savings predictions. NREL researchers plan to document the set of test cases and make them available for future consideration by validation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 140: Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. EnergyPlus users will also have access to the improved CondFD model in version 7 after its next scheduled release.

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2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

INTEGRATING SOLAR THERMAL AND PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS IN WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION Soolyeon Cho1 and Jeff S. Haberl2 1The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 2Texas A&M University, College Station, TX ABSTRACT... This paper introduces methodologies on how the renewable energy generated by the solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on site can be integrated in the whole building simulation analyses, which then can be available to analyze...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

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On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus for CommercialBuildings  

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Building energy simulation software (e.g., EnergyPlus) is apowerful tool used widely by designers and researchers. However, currentsoftware is limited in modeling distributed generation (DG), including DGwith heat recovery applied to building end-use, i.e., combined heat andpower (CHP). Concurrently, DG investment and dispatch optimizationsoftware has been developed, yet has not been linked to a building energysimulation program for accurate assessment of DG designs, particularlyunder uncertainty in future end-use loads and equipment availability. CHPis a proven approach to cost effective reductions in primary fuelconsumption and CO2 emissions. Integrating DG system design and controlsinto building energy simulation is an important step towards popular DGacceptance. We propose to extend the existing building energy simulationprogram, EnergyPlus (E+), to enable the simulation of various DG modulesand associated control strategies in order to achieve more accurate andholistic analysis of DG technologies. Extension of EnergyPlus isconveniently facilitated by SPARK, a program capable of modeling buildingequipment and controls as individual modules. These modules can beautomatically integrated with EnergyPlus building models. Candidate DGsystems can be selected from the DG investment optimization program,Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). Thedispatch of the modeled DG system can be determined by a novel dispatchoptimization algorithm, the Energy Manager, that accounts for uncertaintyin future load and DG availability, as well as curtailment options. DGequipment and controls can modeled in SPARK and integrated intoEnergyPlus building models. The way to this holistic approach will bedescribed in this paper.

Stadler, Michael; Firestone, Ryan; Curtil, Dimitri; Marnay, Chris

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conservation measures in an institutional building by dynamic simulation using designbuilder  

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In this study, various energy conservation measures (ECMs) on heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems for a 4-storied building in subtropical (hot and humid climate) Central Queensland, Australia are evaluated using the ... Keywords: designbuilder, energy conservation measures, energy efficient lighting and day light control, energy simulation, hot-humid climate, variable air volume system

M. M. Rahman; M. G. Rasul; M. M. K. Khan

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and Analysis of Energy Consumption of Public Building in Chongquig  

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Calculation and analysis of energy consumption must be on the base of simulation of building load. DeST is adopted to calculate dynamic cooling load of the main building in Chongqing city. Then water chilling unit's plant capability is checked...

Chen, G.; Lu, J.; Chen, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automatic Calibration of a Building Energy Simulation Model Using a Global Optimization Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

optimization process minimizing the error between measured and simulated energy consumption. The ?measured? data used in this case was generated by the simulation program and will be referred to as synthetic measured data. The accuracy of calibration...). It is used to prove the possibility of automatic calibration through an optimization process. Synthetic ?data? was generated by the simulation program. This synthetic measured heating and cooling energy consumption data for the prototype building...

Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Performance Simulation  

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technologies, integrated design, building operation andperformance,  integrated  building design and operation, Integrated  Design  and  Operation  for  Very  Low  Energy  Buildings

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Simulation Design Tool  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

simulation in less than 20 seconds. A simplified user interface allows buildings to be quickly defined while bringing the computing power and accuracy of an hourly computer simulation to builders, designers and raters....

Fairey, P.; Vieira, R. K.; Parker, D. S.; Hanson, B.; Broman, P. A.; Grant, J. B.; Fuehrlein, B.; Gu, L.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations Mahabir Bhandari, Som Shrestha, Joshua New  

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Page 1 Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations Mahabir Bhandari, Som data plays an important role in this calibration process and projected energy savings. It would; relative humidity; direct, diffuse and horizontal solar radiation; and wind speed are statistically

Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

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Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Energy Transfer between Building Blocks in a Phenylene Ethynylene Dendrimer  

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Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Energy Transfer between Building Blocks E. Roitberg*, UniVersidad Nacional de Quilmes, Roque Saenz Pen~a 352, B1876BXD Bernal, Argentina, 2009 The ultrafast dynamics of electronic and vibrational energy transfer between two- and three

Tretiak, Sergei

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Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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Overtime is a common phenomenon around the world. Overtime drives both internal heat gains from occupants, lighting and plug-loads, and HVAC operation during overtime periods. Overtime leads to longer occupancy hours and extended operation of building services systems beyond normal working hours, thus overtime impacts total building energy use. Current literature lacks methods to model overtime occupancy because overtime is stochastic in nature and varies by individual occupants and by time. To address this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a new stochastic model based on the statistical analysis of measured overtime occupancy data from an office building. A binomial distribution is used to represent the total number of occupants working overtime, while an exponential distribution is used to represent the duration of overtime periods. The overtime model is used to generate overtime occupancy schedules as an input to the energy model of a second office building. The measured and simulated cooling energy use during the overtime period is compared in order to validate the overtime model. A hybrid approach to energy model calibration is proposed and tested, which combines ASHRAE Guideline 14 for the calibration of the energy model during normal working hours, and a proposed KS test for the calibration of the energy model during overtime. The developed stochastic overtime model and the hybrid calibration approach can be used in building energy simulations to improve the accuracy of results, and better understand the characteristics of overtime in office buildings.

Sun, Kaiyu; Yan , Da; Hong , Tianzhen; Guo, Siyue

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Canada: International Building Perfor- mance SimulationExternal coupling between building energy simulation andexternal coupling of building energy and air ow modeling

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Behavioral Aspects in Simulating the Future US Building Energy Demand  

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Importance Total off- site energy demand (2030) 20% decreaseImportance Total off-site energy demand (2030) 20% decreaseImportance Total off-site energy demand (2030) 20% decrease

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data  

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whole building heat energy and electrical loads. Therefore,in HVAC system electrical energy consumption in response towhole-building electrical energy consumption). Procedural

Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report  

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House Simulation House Simulation Protocols Report to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center

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Building Performance Simulation  

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LEED­NC Certified Buildings                                              (courtesy New Building Institute)  Figure 3 – Measured Energy Use Intensities of Big?Box Retails in US and Canada (

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMBINED THERMAL MEASUREMENT AND SIMULATION FOR THE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF FOUR OCCUPIED LOW-ENERGY BUILDINGS  

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-ENERGY BUILDINGS U.D.J. Gieseler, F.D. Heidt1 , W. Bier Division of Building Physics and Solar Energy, University energy and temperature measurements of occupied buildings very well. These buildings repre- sent small to medium size residential low-energy buildings of different construction type, which are typical for mid

Gieseler, Udo D. J.

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A Momentum-Zonal Model for Predicting Zone Airflow and Temperature Distributions to Enhance Building Load and Energy Simulations  

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ABSTRACT Building load and energy simulation programs based on the complete-mixing air model fail between model complexity and capturing enough of the physics. For building load and energy calculations to building problems over the past 30 years including: complete-mixing, nodal-network models, zonal models

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

low  energy  buildings,  with  site  EUI  of  40  or  lower buildings  in  the  US  (EUI  of  90  kBtu/ft²).   This the  bubble  represents  the  EUI.   These  buildings  were 

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Factors Impacting the Energy Consumption of Residential Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Buildings have a close relationship with climate. There are a lot of important factors that influence building energy consumption such as building shape coefficient, insulation work of building envelope, covered area, and the area ratio of window...

Lian, Y.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Refrigerator Standards Save Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Energy Simulation OpenStudio Energy Simulation Application Suite Buildings Performance...

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Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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is a whole-building energy modeling program developed byZ. Energy modeling of two office buildings with data centerand Modeling of Occupancy Patterns in Open-Plan Offices using Measured Lighting-Switch Data, Journal of Building

Sun, Kaiyu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elaboration of energy saving renovation measures for urban existing residential buildings in north China based on simulation and site investigations  

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It is necessary to determine whether to implement a retrofit measure or not based on its energy saving and economic benefits, when conducting a retrofit ... up a building simulation model and calculate its energy

Shuqin Chen; Jun Guan; Mark D. Levine; Linna Xie; P. Yowargana

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Computer Simulation to Reduce the Energy Consumption in a Tall Office Building in Dubai-UAE  

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increasing the cooling load due to its heat dissipation. Proper design for the maximization of natural light helps reduce the use of artificial lights and results in reduction in the buildings energy consumption. Computer simulation of the lighting and energy...

Abu-Hijleh, B.; Abu-Dakka, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint  

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Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology Preprint Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates To be presented at the Building Simulation 2011 Conference Sydney, Australia November 14-16, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-51655 November 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation  

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Difference Thermal  Modeling, Building and Environment 20 (required in building energy modeling (one year). Bouyer etenergy modeling of individual buildings and urban canopies, 

Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D; BESTEST-EX goals; what BESTEST-EX is; how it works; 'Building Physics' cases; 'Building Physics' reference results; 'utility bill calibration' cases; limitations and potential future work. Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D are: (1) Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods; (2) Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades; and (3) Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments. BESTEST-EX Goals are: (1) Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantify impact of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is a repeatable procedure that tests how well audit software predictions compare to the current state of the art in building energy simulation. There is no direct truth standard. However, reference software have been subjected to validation testing, including comparisons with empirical data.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.; Polly, B.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation studies of the DOE-2 Building Energy Simulation Program. Final Report  

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This report documents many of the validation studies (Table 1) of the DOE-2 building energy analysis simulation program that have taken place since 1981. Results for several versions of the program are presented with the most recent study conducted in 1996 on version DOE-2.1E and the most distant study conducted in 1981 on version DOE-1.3. This work is part of an effort related to continued development of DOE-2, particularly in its use as a simulation engine for new specialized versions of the program such as the recently released RESFEN 3.1. RESFEN 3.1 is a program specifically dealing with analyzing the energy performance of windows in residential buildings. The intent in providing the results of these validation studies is to give potential users of the program a high degree of confidence in the calculated results. Validation studies in which calculated simulation data is compared to measured data have been conducted throughout the development of the DOE-2 program. Discrepancies discovered during the course of such work has resulted in improvements in the simulation algorithms. Table 2 provides a listing of additions and modifications that have been made to various versions of the program since version DOE-2.1A. One of the most significant recent changes in the program occurred with version DOE-2.1E. An improved algorithm for calculating the outside surface film coefficient was implemented. In addition, integration of the WINDOW 4 program was accomplished resulting in improved ability in analyzing window energy performance. Validation and verification of a program as sophisticated as DOE-2 must necessarily be limited because of the approximations inherent in the program. For example, the most accurate model of the heat transfer processes in a building would include a three-dimensional analysis. To justify such detailed algorithmic procedures would correspondingly require detailed information describing the building and/or HVAC system and energy plant parameters. Until building simulation programs can get this data directly from CAD programs, such detail would negate the usefulness of the program for the practicing engineers and architects who currently use the program. In addition, the validation studies discussed herein indicate that such detail is really unnecessary. The comparison of calculated and measured quantities have resulted in a satisfactory level of confidence that is sufficient for continued use of the DOE-2 program. However, additional validation is warranted, particularly at the component level, to further improve the program.

Sullivan, R.; Winkelmann, F.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

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Report on High Performance Building's Energy Modeling, Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This report was created for the National Science Foundation-Physical Building Information Modeling (NSF-PBIM) project. This report describes the analysis of a solar office building using the following software: the legacy tools (DOE 2.1e, the F...

Alcocer, J.; Haberl, J. S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes  

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Building Energy Codes Building Energy Codes Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat.

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House Simulation Protocols (Building America Benchmark)- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored House Simulation Protocols, which have helped ensure consistent and accurate energy-efficiency assessments for tens of thousands of new and retrofit homes supported by the Building America program.

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Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software  

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Building Energy Building Energy Optimization Software to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Optimization Software on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance

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On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus for Commercial Buildings  

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L ABORATORY On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlusemployer. On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus forin modeling distributed generation (DG), including DG with

Stadler, Michael; Firestone, Ryan; Curtil, Dimitri; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Window-Related Energy Consumption in the US Residential andU.S. Lighting Market Characterization Volume I: National Lighting Inventory and Energy ConsumptionBuilding Energy Consumption Survey. EnergyPlus (2008). U.S.

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weather data analysis based on typical weather sequence analysis. Application: energy building simulation  

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In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps. Few tools generate extreme and mean values of simultaneous hourly data including correlation between the climatic parameters. This paper presents the C++ Runeole software based on typical weather sequences analysis. It runs an analysis process of a stochastic continuous multivariable phenomenon with frequencies properties applied to a climatic database. The database analysis associates basic statistics, PCA (Principal Component Analysis) and automatic classifications. Different ways of applying these methods will be presented. All the results are stored in the Runeole internal database that allows an easy selection of weather sequences. The extreme sequences are used for system and building sizing and the mean sequences are used for the determination of the annual cooling loads as proposed by Audrier-Cros (Audrier-Cros, 1984). This weather analysis was tested with the datab...

David, Mathieu; Garde, Francois; Boyer, Harry

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Younger W. Handbook of energy audits. 7th ed.. Lilburn, GA:for commercial building energy audits. 2nd ed. Atlanta, GA:B. Investment grade energy audit. In: Proceedings of the

Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

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This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

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Building Energy Modeling Projects | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Scalable Support and Training Services Platform Center-Led Projects CERC: Human Behavior, Standards and Tools to Improve Design & Operation CBERD: Building Energy Simulation &...

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About Building Energy Modeling | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

mechanical systems, and dynamic building control for energy optimization or demand response. The design use cases can exploit prescriptive guidelines rather than simulation....

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System Modeling and Building Energy Simulations of Gas Engine Driven Heat Pump  

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To improve the system performance of a gas engine driven heat pump (GHP) system, an analytical modeling and experimental study has been made by using desiccant system in cooling operation (particularly in high humidity operations) and suction line waste heat recovery to augment heating capacity and efficiency. The performance of overall GHP system has been simulated with a detailed vapor compression heat pump system design model. The modeling includes: (1) GHP cycle without any performance improvements (suction liquid heat exchange and heat recovery) as a baseline (both in cooling and heating mode), (2) the GHP cycle in cooling mode with desiccant system regenerated by waste heat from engine incorporated, (3) GHP cycle in heating mode with heat recovery (recovered heat from engine). According to the system modeling results, by using the desiccant system the sensible heat ratio (SHR- sensible heat ratio) can be lowered to 40%. The waste heat of the gas engine can boost the space heating efficiency by 25% at rated operating conditions. In addtion,using EnergyPlus, building energy simulations have been conducted to assess annual energy consumptions of GHP in sixteen US cities, and the performances are compared to a baseline unit, which has a electrically-driven air conditioner with the seasonal COP of 4.1 for space cooling and a gas funace with 90% fuel efficiency for space heating.

Mahderekal, Isaac [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Vineyard, Edward [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Stirling engine ?CHP boiler experimental data driven model for building energy simulation  

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Abstract A dynamic model for the simulation of gas micro combined heat and power devices (?CHP boilers) has been developed in order to assess their energy performances. From a literature review and experimental investigations, the new model is designed with the aim of limiting the number of parameters which need to be easily accessible in order to be suitable with annual building energy simulations. At first, this paper focuses on the description of the ?CHP boiler which has been tested, on the development of the test bench and on the experimental results. Then, it focuses on the model description, on its parameterization and on its validation. The modelling approach is based on an energy balance on the device and on empirical expressions for the main inputs and outputs. The model characterizes the ?CHP boiler behaviour for different inlet water flow rates and temperatures. The dynamic phases with the start-up and cooling phases are taken into account. Finally, the models for the Stirling engine and the additional boiler are limited respectively to 28 and 24. Further experimental investigations led to simplify the ?CHP model from 28 to 17 parameters without reducing the accuracy.

J.-B. Bouvenot; B. Andlauer; P. Stabat; D. Marchio; B. Flament; B. Latour; M. Siroux

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary...

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Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation House graphic...

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A decoupled whole-building simulation engine for rapid exhaustive search of low-carbon and low-energy building refurbishment options  

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This paper presents the development of a new building physics and energy supply systems simulation platform. It has been adapted from both existing commercial models and empirical works, but designed to provide expedient exhaustive simulation of all salient types of energy- and carbon-reducing retrofit options. These options may include any combination of behavioural measures, building fabric and equipment upgrades, improved HVAC control strategies, or novel low-carbon energy supply technologies. We provide a methodological description of the proposed model, followed by two illustrative case studies of the tool when used to investigate retrofit options of a mixed-use office building and primary school in the UK. It is not the intention of this paper, nor would it be feasible, to provide a complete engineering decomposition of the proposed model, describing all calculation processes in detail. Instead, this paper concentrates on presenting the particular engineering aspects of the model which steer away from conventional practise.

A.M. Rysanek; R. Choudhary

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building  

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Sustainability Sustainability A B E G K L S U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Athena Model life cycle assessment, environment, building materials, buildings Free software. BEES environmental performance, green buildings, life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, sustainable development Free software. Software has been updated. Building Greenhouse Rating operational energy, greenhouse performance, national benchmark Free software. Building Performance Compass Commercial Buildings, Multi-family Residence, Benchmarking, Energy Tracking, Improvement Tracking, Weather Normalization BuildingAdvice Whole building analysis, energy simulation, renewable energy, retrofit analysis, sustainability/green buildings Software has been updated. ECO-BAT environmental performance, life cycle assessment, sustainable development Software has been updated.

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Buildings without energy bills  

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In European Union member states, by 31 december 2020, all new buildings shall be nearly zero-energy consumption building. For new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities this shall comply by 31 december 2018. The buildings sectors represents ... Keywords: energy efficiency, low energy buildings, passive houses design, sustainable development

Ruxandra Crutescu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-assisted evaluation of potential energy savings: Application to an administrative building in France  

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The case study presented here falls within a project of feasibility studies to improve the energy efficiency, the carbon footprint and the environmental impacts of several administrative buildings in France. The first part of the paper briefly...

Randaxhe, F.; Bertagnolio, S.; Lemort, V.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation  

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This simulation study adapts and applies the general framework described in BESTEST-EX (Judkoff et al 2010) for self-testing residential building energy model calibration methods. BEopt/DOE-2.2 is used to evaluate four mathematical calibration methods in the context of monthly, daily, and hourly synthetic utility data for a 1960's-era existing home in a cooling-dominated climate. The home's model inputs are assigned probability distributions representing uncertainty ranges, random selections are made from the uncertainty ranges to define 'explicit' input values, and synthetic utility billing data are generated using the explicit input values. The four calibration methods evaluated in this study are: an ASHRAE 1051-RP-based approach (Reddy and Maor 2006), a simplified simulated annealing optimization approach, a regression metamodeling optimization approach, and a simple output ratio calibration approach. The calibration methods are evaluated for monthly, daily, and hourly cases; various retrofit measures are applied to the calibrated models and the methods are evaluated based on the accuracy of predicted savings, computational cost, repeatability, automation, and ease of implementation.

Robertson, J.; Polly, B.; Collis, J.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results  

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-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany Dirk Jacob Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT This work forms part of the ModBen project conducted by Fraunhofer ISE. This paper aims to compare actual... is a complex building. The complexity comes from the architectural design that ESL-IC-08-10-70 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 of paper submitted...

Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

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Impact of the U.S. National Building Information Model Standard (NBIMS) on Building Energy Performance Simulation  

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data base and building modeling that will enable comparativeApplying Information Modeling to Buildings,” in A. Dikba?

Bazjanac, Vladimir

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.2 Federal Buildings and Facilities Characteristics 4.3 Federal Buildings and Facilities Expenditures 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter provides information on Federal building energy consumption, characteristics, and expenditures, as well as information on legislation affecting said consumption. The main points from this chapter are summarized below: In FY 2007, Federal buildings accounted for 2.2% of all building energy consumption and 0.9% of total U.S. energy consumption.

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Office Buildings - Energy Consumption  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Energy Consumption Energy Consumption Office buildings consumed more than 17 percent of the total energy used by the commercial buildings sector (Table 4). At least half of total energy, electricity, and natural gas consumed by office buildings was consumed by administrative or professional office buildings (Figure 2). Table 4. Energy Consumed by Office Buildings for Major Fuels, 2003 All Buildings Total Energy Consumption (trillion Btu) Number of Buildings (thousand) Total Floorspace (million sq. ft.) Sum of Major Fuels Electricity Natural Gas Fuel Oil District Heat All Buildings 4,859 71,658 6,523 3,559 2,100 228 636 All Non-Mall Buildings 4,645 64,783 5,820 3,037 1,928 222 634 All Office Buildings 824 12,208 1,134 719 269 18 128 Type of Office Building

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Model Building Energy Code  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

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Building Energy Code  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Note: Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For...

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Building Energy Code  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

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101

Building Energy Standards  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

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A technical framework to describe occupant behavior for building energy simulations  

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Green buildings that fail to meet expected design performance criteria indicate that technology alone does not guarantee high performance. Human influences are quite often simplified and ignored in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Energy-conscious human behavior has been demonstrated to be a significant positive factor for improving the indoor environment while reducing the energy use of buildings. In our study we developed a new technical framework to describe energy-related human behavior in buildings. The energy-related behavior includes accounting for individuals and groups of occupants and their interactions with building energy services systems, appliances and facilities. The technical framework consists of four key components: i. the drivers behind energy-related occupant behavior, which are biological, societal, environmental, physical, and economical in nature ii. the needs of the occupants are based on satisfying criteria that are either physical (e.g. thermal, visual and acoustic comfort) or non-physical (e.g. entertainment, privacy, and social reward) iii. the actions that building occupants perform when their needs are not fulfilled iv. the systems with which an occupant can interact to satisfy their needs The technical framework aims to provide a standardized description of a complete set of human energy-related behaviors in the form of an XML schema. For each type of behavior (e.g., occupants opening/closing windows, switching on/off lights etc.) we identify a set of common behaviors based on a literature review, survey data, and our own field study and analysis. Stochastic models are adopted or developed for each type of behavior to enable the evaluation of the impact of human behavior on energy use in buildings, during either the design or operation phase. We will also demonstrate the use of the technical framework in assessing the impact of occupancy behavior on energy saving technologies. The technical framework presented is part of our human behavior research, a 5-year program under the U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency.

Turner , William; Hong , Tianzhen

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Building Energy Technologies NREL's New Energy-Efficient "RSF" Building Buildings provide shelter for nearly everything we do-we work, live, learn, govern, heal, worship, and play in buildings-and they require enormous energy resources. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, homes and commercial buildings use nearly three quarters of the electricity in the United States. Opportunities abound for reducing the huge amount of energy consumed by buildings, but discovering those opportunities requires compiling substantial amounts of data and information. The Buildings Energy Technologies gateway is your single source of freely accessible information on energy usage in the building industry as well as tools to improve

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Midwest Building Energy Program  

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Midwest Building Energy Program Midwest Building Energy Program Stacey Paradis Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance sparadis@mwalliance.org 312-784-7267 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Purpose * Reduce Energy Use in New Construction (Energy Codes) * Reduce Energy Use in Existing Construction (Benchmarking) Objectives * Technical Assistance to States In Midwest Adopt Latest Model Energy Codes * Foster Maximum Compliance with Current Energy Codes

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Midwest Building Energy Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Midwest Building Energy Program Midwest Building Energy Program Stacey Paradis Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance sparadis@mwalliance.org 312-784-7267 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Purpose * Reduce Energy Use in New Construction (Energy Codes) * Reduce Energy Use in Existing Construction (Benchmarking) Objectives * Technical Assistance to States In Midwest Adopt Latest Model Energy Codes * Foster Maximum Compliance with Current Energy Codes

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Energy Survey and Energy Savings in an Office Building with Aid of Building Software.  

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?? Simulation is one of the best Analytical tools for Building Research .Energy Efficient Buildings are of great concern which is gaining importance steeply in… (more)

Lu, Yinghao

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Henry C. Foley Henry C. Foley April 3, 2013 Presentation at the U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office Peer Review Meeting Purpose and Objectives * Problem Statement - Building energy efficiency has not increased in recent decades compared to other sectors especially transportation - Building component technologies have become more energy efficient but buildings as a whole have not * Impact of Project - A 20% reduction in commercial building energy use could save the nation four quads of energy annually * Project Focus - This is more than a technological challenge; the technology needed to achieve a 10% reduction in building energy use exists - The Hub approach is to comprehensively and systematically address

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Building Technologies Office: Advancing Building Energy Codes  

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Advancing Building Energy Codes Advancing Building Energy Codes The Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports greater adoption of residential and commercial building energy codes through collaborative efforts with local governments and industry groups, and by providing key tools and assistance for code development, adoption, and implementation. Through advancing building codes, we aim to improve building energy efficiency by 50%, and to help states achieve 90% compliance with their energy codes. 75% of U.S. Buildings will be New or Renovated by 2035, Building Codes will Ensure They Use Energy Wisely. Learn More 75% of U.S. Buildings will be New or Renovated by 2035; Building Codes will Ensure They Use Energy Wisely Learn More Energy Codes Ensure Efficiency in Buildings We offer guidance and technical resources to policy makers, compliance verification professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders who depend on building energy codes.

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Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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3 Commercial and Residential Building Site Energy Usagecommercial and residential prototype buildings discussed in the previous section is simulated in EnergyPlus (DOE, 2011). The energy usage

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of load match and grid interaction indicators in net zero energy buildings with simulated and monitored data  

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Abstract The main objective of this paper is to contribute to the discussion on the role of Net Zero Energy Buildings (Net ZEBs) on future energy systems by the interplay between on-site generation and the building loads, often called load matching, and the resulting import/export interaction with the surrounding electricity grid, commonly named grid interaction. This investigation analyzes five case studies with high resolution data, three of which are based on real monitored buildings. The research aims at selecting and suggesting a limited set of quantitative indicators that: (a) can provide practical information for building as well as grid designers and operators, and (b) are understandable for a wider audience and do not require complex simulation tools or additional resources. This paper also presents novel graphical representations describing the yearly or daily variation of the indexes in an understandable manner. It has been found that the hourly values of the cover factors (namely, the load cover factor and the supply cover factor) provide quite a good picture of the correlation between on-site demand and supply of energy. These factors illustrate both the daily and seasonal effect, the production pattern of different renewable energy technologies, and applied operation/control strategies. The loss-of load probability factor shows how often the on-site supply does not cover the on-site demand but it provides limited information. Several grid interaction indicators are presented in a normalized form based on the connection capacity between the building and the grid. The generation multiple is an index that compares peak values of exported/imported energy; it may also be used with generation/load values. The dimensioning rate and the connection capacity credit relate the building with the electrical grid. These indexes can be used to analyze individual buildings and extend their use in the case of cluster of buildings. Although some general trends have been identified in the results and the usefulness of these indicators is demonstrated, it should be noted that further studies are needed in order to define reference values for particular building topologies, clusters of buildings and climates, which could be used as a rule-of-thumb for grid/building designers.

Jaume Salom; Anna Joanna Marszal; Joakim Widén; José Candanedo; Karen Byskov Lindberg

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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made in the energy efficiency of buildings. Better cost dataimproving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressedimprovement of energy efficiency in buildings are briefly

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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Traditional building simulation programs possess attributes that make them difficult to use for the design and analysis of building energy and control systems and for the support of model-based research and development of systems that may not already be implemented in these programs. This article presents characteristic features of such applications, and it shows how equation-based object-oriented modelling can meet requirements that arise in such applications. Next, the implementation of an open-source component model library for building energy systems is presented. The library has been developed using the equation-based object-oriented Modelica modelling language. Technical challenges of modelling and simulating such systems are discussed. Research needs are presented to make this technology accessible to user groups that have more stringent requirements with respect to the numerical robustness of simulation than a research community may have. Two examples are presented in which models from the here described library were used. The first example describes the design of a controller for a nonlinear model of a heating coil using model reduction and frequency domain analysis. The second example describes the tuning of control parameters for a static pressure reset controller of a variable air volume flow system. The tuning has been done by solving a non-convex optimization problem that minimizes fan energy subject to state constraints.

Wetter, Michael

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

113

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Building Codes Project for the 2013...

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Autotune Building Energy Models  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Autotune Building Energy Models Autotune Building Energy Models Joshua New Oak Ridge National Laboratory newjr@ornl.gov, 865-241-8783 April 2, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * "All (building energy) models are wrong, but some are useful" - 22%-97% different from utility data for 3,349 buildings * More accurate models are more useful - Error from inputs and algorithms for practical reasons - Useful for cost-effective energy efficiency (EE) at speed and scale

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and techniques. The goal is to enable the nation to cut energy use in the commercial buildings sector by 20% by 2020.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Autodesk Green Building Studio  

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Autodesk Green Building Studio Autodesk Green Building Studio Green Building Studio logo. Seamlessly links architectural building information models (BIM) and certain 3-D CAD building designs with energy, water, and carbon analysis. Autodesk Green Building Studio enables architects to quickly calculate the operational and energy implications of early design decisions. The Autodesk Green Building Studio web service automatically generates geometrically accurate, detailed input files for major energy simulation programs. Green Building Studio uses the DOE-2.2 simulation engine to calculate energy performance and also creates geometrically accurate input files for EnergyPlus. Key to the integrated interoperability exhibited is the gbXML schema, an open XML schema of the International Alliance of

117

Buildings Energy Databook  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

2 BUILDINGS 2 BUILDINGS ENERGY DATABOOK U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Buildings Energy Databook The United States Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has developed this Buildings Energy Databook to provide a current and accurate set of comprehensive buildings-related data and to promote the use of such data for consistency throughout DOE programs. The Databook is considered an evolving document as it will be will be periodically updated and additional data will be incorporated. Users are requested to submit additional data (e.g., more current, widely accepted, and/or better documented data) and suggested changes to the contacts below. Please provide full source references along with all data.

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Commercial Reference Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings » Research Projects » Commercial Reference Buildings » Research Projects » Commercial Reference Buildings Commercial Reference Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with three of its national laboratories, developed commercial reference buildings, formerly known as commercial building benchmark models. These reference buildings play a critical role in the program's energy modeling software research by providing complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus simulation software. There are 16 building types that represent approximately 70% of the commercial buildings in the U.S., according to the report published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory titled U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Reference Building Models of the National Building Stock. These

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

1.1 Buildings Sector Energy Consumption 1.1 Buildings Sector Energy Consumption 1.2 Building Sector Expenditures 1.3 Value of Construction and Research 1.4 Environmental Data 1.5 Generic Fuel Quad and Comparison 1.6 Embodied Energy of Building Assemblies 2The Residential Sector 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 1 provides an overview of energy use in the U.S. buildings sector, which includes single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Commercial buildings include offices, stores, restaurants, warehouses, other buildings used for commercial purposes, and government buildings. Section 1.1 presents data on primary energy consumption, as well as energy consumption by end use. Section 1.2 focuses on energy and fuel expenditures in U.S. buildings. Section 1.3 provides estimates of construction spending, R&D, and construction industry employment. Section 1.4 covers emissions from energy use in buildings, construction waste, and other environmental impacts. Section 1.5 discusses key measures used throughout the Data Book, such as a quad, primary versus delivered energy, and carbon emissions. Section 1.6 provides estimates of embodied energy for various commercial building assemblies. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

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Development of an Open Source Hourly Building Energy Modeling Software Tool.  

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??Computer building energy simulations are an important tool in the design of low-energy buildings. Building energy modeling is used to predict annual energy consumption, determine… (more)

Hanam, Brittany

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Current and Past EditionsGlossaryPopular TablesQuery Tools Contact Us Current and Past EditionsGlossaryPopular TablesQuery Tools Contact Us Search What Is the Buildings Energy Data Book? The Data Book includes statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics. The Building Technologies Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy developed this resource to provide a current and accurate set of comprehensive buildings- and energy-related data. The Data Book is an evolving document and is updated periodically. Each data table is presented in HTML, Microsoft Excel, and PDF formats. Download Excel Viewer Download Adobe Reader

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This publication summarizes building energy simulation test for existing homes (BESTEST-EX): instructions for implementing the test procedure, calibration tests reference results, and example acceptance-range criteria.

Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.; Kennedy, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

The Energy Index for Commercial Buildings The Energy Index for Commercial Buildings Welcome to the Energy Index for Commercial Buildings. Data for this tool comes from the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Select categories from the CBECS micro data allow users to search on common building characteristics that impact energy use. Users may select multiple criteria, however if the resulting sample size is too small, the data will be unreliable. If nothing is selected results yield national totals for commercial buildings. For more information on CBECS, visit EIA's website. Location Census Division View Map New England West North Central West South Central Middle Atlantic South Atlantic Mountain East North Central East South Central Pacific

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Building America 2014 House Simulation Protocols  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The House Simulation Protocol document was developed to track and manage progress toward Building America's multi-year, average whole-building energy reduction research goals for new construction and existing homes, using a consistent analytical reference point. This report summarizes the guidelines for developing and reporting these analytical results in a consistent and meaningful manner for all home energy uses using standard operating conditions.

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

3.1 Commercial Sector Energy Consumption 3.1 Commercial Sector Energy Consumption 3.2 Commercial Sector Characteristics 3.3 Commercial Sector Expenditures 3.4 Commercial Environmental Emissions 3.5 Commercial Builders and Construction 3.6 Office Building Markets and Companies 3.7 Retail Markets and Companies 3.8 Hospitals and Medical Facilities 3.9 Educational Facilities 3.10 Hotels/Motels 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 3 focuses on energy use in the commercial sector. Section 3.1 covers primary and site energy consumption in commercial buildings, as well as the delivered energy intensities of various building types and end uses. Section 3.2 provides data on various characteristics of the commercial sector, including floorspace, building types, ownership, and lifetimes. Section 3.3 provides data on commercial building expenditures, including energy prices. Section 3.4 covers environmental emissions from the commercial sector. Section 3.5 briefly addresses commercial building construction and retrofits. Sections 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, and 3.10 provide details on select commercial buildings types, specifically office and retail space, medical facilities, educational facilities, and hotels and motels.

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Uncertainties in Energy Consumption Introduced by Building Operations and  

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Uncertainties in Energy Consumption Introduced by Building Operations and Weather for a Medium between predicted and actual building energy consumption can be attributed to uncertainties introduced in energy consumption due to actual weather and building operational practices, using a simulation

127

Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

lighting-switch data 1. Green Energy and EnvironmentSystem Division, Green Energy and Environment ResearchRoad, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Green Energy and Environment

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Building Loads  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: BuildingComparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Buildingof comparing three Building Energy Modeling Programs (BEMPs)

Zhu, Dandan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

simulating effects of the waste heat from air?conditioning 8]). Anthropogenic waste heat (e.g. from transportation,temperature and HVAC waste heat from EnergyPlus are passed

Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Building Energy Efficient Schools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Many new school buildings consume only half the energy required by similar efficient structures designed without energy performance as a design criterion. These are comfortable and efficient while construction costs remain about the same as those...

McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Most Popular Tables PDFXLS 3.1.4 2010 Commercial Energy End-Use Splits, by Fuel Type PDFXLS 1.1.1 U.S. Residential and Commercial Buildings Total Primary Energy Consumption PDFXLS...

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Building Energy Optimization Software | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Energy Optimization Software Building Energy Optimization Software BEopt 2.1 Now Available! BEopt Version 2.1 is now available and includes major features such as: mini-split heat pumps and room air conditioners (E+); new modeling inputs; component-based air leakage estimate for existing buildings; and more. Read about the new features and visit the BEopt website to download. To help meet Building America's goal to develop market-ready energy solutions that improve efficiency of new and existing homes, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) software tool. This specialized computer program is designed to identify optimally efficient designs for new and existing homes at the lowest possible cost. BEopt produces detailed simulation-based analysis and design optimization

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Communicating Building Energy Performance  

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Communicating Building Energy Performance Communicating Building Energy Performance Speaker(s): William Bordass Date: August 26, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew The heightened interest in building energy performance has exposed problems with reporting and benchmarking. Established conventions may no longer suit current needs, and new complications are emerging as national and corporate reporting (e.g. for carbon accounting and trading) begin to impact on the certification and labelling of building energy performance. If we are to achieve genuinely low-energy and carbon buildings, we need to get much better at reporting and benchmarking our intentions and outcomes, and particularly making performance visible and communicating it to all the people concerned. In design, this could help us to reduce the persistent

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Building Energy Simulation Test for Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates Mike Kennedy Mike D. Kennedy, Inc. Link to Accompanying Zipped Data Files (3.9 MB) This document is intended for use with the following documents: Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), NREL/TP-550-47427 Example Procedures for Developing Acceptance-Range Criteria for BESTEST-EX, NREL/TP-550-47502 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52414 August 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy

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Systematic time-based study for quantifying the uncertainty of uncalibrated models in building energy simulations  

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.4.1 Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center .........................................34 3.4.2 Harrington Tower ...............................................................................47 3.4.3 Wehner Business Administration Building... Usage.........................................................................114 5.3.2 Hot Water Usage ..............................................................................119 5.4 Wehner Business Administration Building...

Ahmad, Mushtaq

2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June...

137

Building Performance Simulation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan ABSTRACT

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation is for the Building Technologies program webinar titled Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings delivered on July 25, 2011.

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Energy Audit and Simulated Conservation Opportunities for a Renovated Mixed-Use Academic Building  

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://sbdcnet.org/index.php?option=com_doc man&Itemid=269&task=doc_download&gid =406 (accessed August, 2008). Hirsch,J., 2003, eQUEST, Quick Energy Simulation Tool: Introductory Tutorial, James J. Hirsch and Associates. Available online at: http://www.doe2.com/download/equest/eQUE STv3...-40_Tutorial.exe , (accessed May 2006). RSMeans, 2002. RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data. 25 th Annual Edition. Kingston, MA: Construction Publishers and Consultants. ASHRAE, 2003. ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Applications. Atlanta, GA: American Society...

Bejrowski, M.; Manteufel, R.; Arnold, N.; Rashed-Ali, H.

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

9Market Transformation 9Market Transformation 9.1 ENERGY STAR 9.2 LEED 9.3 Certification Programs 9.4 High Performance Buildings Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter contains data on two market transformation programs that reach across the United States and to other countries: the ENERGY STAR program, jointly administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. It also includes data on three professional certifications and five case studies of high performance buildings. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

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141

Building Energy Modeling Library  

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Modeling (BEM) Modeling (BEM) Library TDM - Amir Roth Ellen Franconi Rocky Mountain Institute Efranconi@rmi.org 303-567-8609 April 2, 2013 Photo by : Dennis Schroeder, NREL 23250 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Project Overview Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Library * Define and develop a best-practices BEM knowledge repository to improve modeling consistency and address training gaps * Raise energy modeling industry "techniques" to the same

142

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BuildingSim  

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BuildingSim BuildingSim BuildingSim logo BuildingSim allows users to model a building and analyze the heating and cooling energy costs in any climate. Users can create any building—from a one-room apartment up to a 100+ floor skyscraper--and account for everything from window coverings to shade trees. BuildingSim uses actual hourly weather data from over 90 climates around the world to numerically solve the full thermodynamic differential equations every minute of the year, giving the user the actual energy use down to the cent. The simulation algorithm fully accounts for thermostat and HVAC controls, allowing the user to analyze the effects of different thermostat algorithms (programmable thermostats, setback, split-zone, etc.) on the energy costs for a specific building and climate. Screen Shots

143

Building Technologies Office: Energy Modeling Software  

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Modeling Software Modeling Software Information from energy simulation software is critical in the design of energy-efficient commercial buildings. The tools listed on this page are the product of Commercial Buildings Integration Program (CBI) research and are used in modeling current CBI projects. Modeling helps architects and building designers quickly identify the most cost-effective and energy-saving measures. Graphic of the EnergyPlus software logo. EnergyPlus - An award-winning new-generation building energy simulation program from the creators of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, water, and other energy flows in buildings. OpenStudio - A free plugin for the SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files.

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

8.1 Buildings Sector Water Consumption 8.1 Buildings Sector Water Consumption 8.2 Residential Sector Water Consumption 8.3 Commercial Sector Water Consumption 8.4 WaterSense 8.5 Federal Government Water Usage 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter includes data on water use in commercial and residential buildings and the energy needed to supply that water. The main points from this chapter are summarized below: In 2005, water use in the buildings sector was estimated at 39.6 billion gallons per day, which is nearly 10% of total water use in the United States. From 1985 to 2005, water use in the residential sector closely tracked population growth, while water use in the commercial sector grew almost twice as fast.

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http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design  

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http://rcc.its.psu.edu/hpc Computational Simulations in Sustainable Building Design Dr. Jelena and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University Background: Sustainable Building Design Buildings Sustainable building design need to optimize building energy consumption while providing good indoor air

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

146

Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis  

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energy efficiency. Intelligent Buildings, 3:43-46, 2011. InM. Bhandari. Comparison of Building Energy Use Data betweenand China, Energy and Buildings, 2013. Under reviewed. 5. T.

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification  

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Building Energy Data Building Energy Data Exchange Specification to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building Energy Data Exchange Specification on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

148

Honest Buildings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Honest Buildings Honest Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Honest Buildings Agency/Company /Organization: Honest Buildings Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: www.honestbuildings.com/ Web Application Link: www.honestbuildings.com/ Cost: Free Honest Buildings Screenshot References: Honest Buildings[1] Logo: Honest Buildings Honest Buildings is a software platform focused on buildings. It brings together building service providers, occupants, owners, and other stakeholders onto a single portal to exchange information, offerings, and needs. It provides a voice for everyone who occupies buildings, works with buildings, and owns buildings globally to comment, display projects, and

149

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

5.1 Building Materials/Insulation 5.1 Building Materials/Insulation 5.2 Windows 5.3 Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation Equipment 5.4 Water Heaters 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems 5.6 Lighting 5.7 Appliances 5.8 Active Solar Systems 5.9 On-Site Power 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 5 contains market and technology data on building materials and equipment. Sections 5.1 and 5.2 cover the building envelope, including building assemblies, insulation, windows, and roofing. Sections 5.3 through 5.7 cover equipment used in buildings, including space heating, water heating, space cooling, lighting, thermal distribution (ventilation and hydronics), and appliances. Sections 5.8 and 5.9 focus on energy production from on-site power equipment. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

150

Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings Buildings Buildings EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency — promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency - promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which

151

Building Energy Use Benchmarking | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Data Management Building Energy Use Benchmarking Building Energy Use Benchmarking Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process,...

152

On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations To Drive the Design of a Large Net-Zero Energy Office Building: Preprint  

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522 522 August 2010 On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations To Drive the Design of a Large Net-Zero Energy Office Building Preprint Rob Guglielmetti, Shanti Pless, and Paul Torcellini Presented at SimBuild 2010 New York, New York August 15-19, 2010 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

153

A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data  

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et al. / Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 37 (2014)et al. / Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 37 (2014)et al. / Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 37 (2014)

Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyPlus  

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EnergyPlus EnergyPlus EnergyPlus Logo Next generation building energy simulation program that builds on the most popular features and capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus includes innovative simulation capabilities including time steps of less than an hour, modular systems simulation modules that are integrated with a heat balance-based zone simulation, and input and output data structures tailored to facilitate third party interface development. Recent additions include multizone airflow, electric power simulation including fuel cells and other distributed energy systems, and water manager that controls and report water use throughout the building systems, rainfall, groundwater, and zone water use. Keywords energy simulation, load calculation, building performance, simulation,

155

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

7.1 National Legislation 7.1 National Legislation 7.2 Federal Tax Incentives 7.3 Efficiency Standards for Residential HVAC 7.4 Efficiency Standards for Commercial HVAC 7.5 Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances 7.6 Efficiency Standards for Lighting 7.7 Water Use Standards 7.8 State Building Energy Codes 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 7 outlines national climate change legislation, tax incentives, Federal regulations, and State programs that have influenced building energy consumption. Section 7.1 summarizes the past 40 years of national energy legislation beginning with the Clean Air Act of 1970. Section 7.2 describes the energy efficiency-related Federal tax incentives created in the last 5 years. Sections 7.3 through 7.7 describe the energy and water efficiency standards currently or soon to be in effect for residential and commercial HVAC equipment, appliances, lighting, and water-consuming products. Section 7.8 covers building energy codes. Following is a summary of the energy legislation discussed in this chapter:

156

Building Technologies | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Envelope Equipment Building Technologies Deployment System/Building Integration Climate & Environment Manufacturing Fossil Energy Sensors & Measurement Sustainable Electricity Systems Biology Transportation Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Buildings SHARE Building Technologies Reducing the energy consumption of the nation's buildings and resulting carbon emissions is essential to achieving a sustainable clean energy future. To address the enormous challenge, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is focused on helping develop new building technologies, whole-building and community integration, improved energy management in buildings and industrial facilities during their operational phase, and market transformations in all of these areas.

157

BUILDING ENERGY 1987 Edition  

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) The alternative HVAC compliance method for second generation nonresidential standards has been codifiedBUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS 1987 Edition 1988 SUPPLEMENT December 1987 Supplement May 1988 ,+ -.* CALIFORNIA *-3q-:-- =id-,/* + ,+ I ENERGY For historical reference Current Title 24 Standards are available

158

Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Massachusetts Program Type Building Energy Code Provider State Board of Building Regulations and Standards ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards has authority

159

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings Energy  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

5 CBECS Survey Data 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 | Previous 5 CBECS Survey Data 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 | Previous Building Characteristics Consumption & Expenditures Microdata Methodology Building Characteristics Data from the 1995 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) are presented in three groups of detailed tables: Buildings Characteristics Tables, number of buildings and amount of floorspace for major building characteristics. Energy Consumption and Expenditures Tables, energy consumption and expenditures for major energy sources. Energy End-Use Data, total, electricity and natural gas consumption and energy intensities for nine specific end-uses. All Principal Buildings Activities Number of Buildings, Total Floorspace, and Total Site and Primary Energy Consumption for All Principal Building Activities, 1995

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Impact assessment of energy conservation strategies in swine barns through benchmarking and building simulation.  

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??Energy input is vital in every swine operation as it directly affects production performance and overall profitability. With the increasing trend in energy prices and… (more)

Navia, Eleonor

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics  

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Integrated Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Integrated Whole-Building Energy Diagnostics Research Project on AddThis.com...

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Build an energy management program | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Build an energy management program Build an energy management program Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Advance your energy program Measure, track, and benchmark Improve energy performance Industrial service and product providers Earn recognition Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Ohio Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Ohio Department of Commerce ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The Board of Building Standards is the primary state agency that protects

164

2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  

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2008 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS C A L I F O R N I A E N E RGY CO M M I S S I O N Buildings and Appliances Office #12;Acknowledgments The Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Standards the adoption of the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards to Jon Leber, PE, (November 13, 1947 - February

165

Nevada Energy Code for Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more...

166

Energy Conservation in Public Buildings  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Florida Energy Conservation and Sustainable Buildings Act requires the use of energy-efficient equipment and design, and solar energy devices for heating and cooling state buildings where life...

167

Energy Consumption Analysis and Energy Conservation Evaluation of a Commercial Building in Shanghai  

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The paper presents a model of a commercial building in Shanghai with energy simulation software, and after calibration, the energy consumption of this building is calculated. On the basis of the simulation and calculation, a series of energy saving...

Chen, C.; Pan, Y.; Huang, Z.; Wu, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings  

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Energy-Savings Potential of Electrochromic Windows in the USPerformance Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in New Yorkthe effects of electrochromic windows and daylighting

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and

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> Web Developer Position at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy > Needed Immediately: Full Time Web Developer.  

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> > Web Developer Position at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. > Needed Immediately: Full Time Web Developer. > > * The web developer should have a BA of professional experience developing web based applications is required. Experience with web design is a must

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Alabama Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] web sites.'' Legislation passed in March 2010 authorized the Alabama Energy and

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score  

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Program Development to someone by E-mail Program Development to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Development on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator

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A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs:  

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detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E Title A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E Publication Type Journal Year of Publication 2013 Authors Zhu, Dandan, Tianzhen Hong, Da Yan, and Chuang Wang Date Published 05/2013 Keywords building energy modeling program, building thermal loads, comparison, dest, DOE-2.1E, energyplus Abstract Building energy simulation is widely used to help design energy efficient building envelopes and HVAC systems, develop and demonstrate compliance of building energy codes, and implement building energy rating programs. However, large discrepancies exist between simulation results from different building energy modeling programs (BEMPs). This leads many users and stakeholders

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About Building Energy Codes | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Compliance Compliance Regulations Resource Center About Building Energy Codes U.S. Energy Consumption by Sector (2011) Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Electric Power Annual, U.S. residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 41% of all energy consumption and 72% of electricity usage. Building energy codes increase energy efficiency in buildings, resulting in significant cost savings in both the private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Efficient buildings reduce power demand and have less of an environmental impact. The Purpose of Building Energy Codes Energy codes and standards set minimum efficiency requirements for new and renovated buildings, assuring reductions in energy use and emissions over

175

Autotune E+ Building Energy Models  

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This paper introduces a novel Autotune methodology under development for calibrating building energy models (BEM). It is aimed at developing an automated BEM tuning methodology that enables models to reproduce measured data such as utility bills, sub-meter, and/or sensor data accurately and robustly by selecting best-match E+ input parameters in a systematic, automated, and repeatable fashion. The approach is applicable to a building retrofit scenario and aims to quantify the trade-offs between tuning accuracy and the minimal amount of ground truth data required to calibrate the model. Autotune will use a suite of machine-learning algorithms developed and run on supercomputers to generate calibration functions. Specifically, the project will begin with a de-tuned model and then perform Monte Carlo simulations on the model by perturbing the uncertain parameters within permitted ranges. Machine learning algorithms will then extract minimal perturbation combinations that result in modeled results that most closely track sensor data. A large database of parametric EnergyPlus (E+) simulations has been made publicly available. Autotune is currently being applied to a heavily instrumented residential building as well as three light commercial buildings in which a de-tuned model is autotuned using faux sensor data from the corresponding target E+ model.

New, Joshua Ryan [ORNL; Sanyal, Jibonananda [ORNL; Bhandari, Mahabir S [ORNL; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)- Building America Top Innovation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored BEopt software, which ensures a consistent analysis platform and accurate simulations. Many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified homes.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building  

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Renewable Energy Renewable Energy A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U Z Tool Applications Free Recently Updated AEPS System Planning electrical system, renewable energy system, planning and design software, modeling, simulation, energy usage, system performance, financial analysis, solar, wind, hydro, behavior characteristics, usage profiles, generation load storage calculations, on-grid, off-grid, residential, commercial, system sizing, utility rate plans, rate comparison, utility costs, energy savings Software has been updated. Archelios PRO Photovoltaic simulation, 3D design, economics results BlueSol PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems, electrical components, shading, economic analysis. COMFIE energy performance, design, retrofit, residential buildings, commercial buildings, passive solar Software has been updated.

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Methodology for Residential Building Energy Simulations Implemented in the International Code Compliance Calculator (IC3)  

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. Typical Meteorological Year 2 (TMY2) data files are used in the simulations. Figure 2 shows the available weather stations for Texas, which includes 17 NOAA 2 eGRID, is the EPA?s Emissions... for the TCEQ for use with Senate Bill 5. 3 NOx emissions from natural gas used on-site are calculated with data from the EPA?s AP-42 database stations from which the TMY2 data have been derived, 15 NREL solar sites 4 and 10 TCEQ solar sites. Currently...

Liu, Z.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Malhotra, M.; Haberl, J.; Gilman, D.; Montgomery, C.; McKelvey, K.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Connecticut Office of Policy and Management ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/

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Advancing Building Energy Codes | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

You are here You are here Home » Advancing Building Energy Codes Advancing Building Energy Codes 75% of U.S. buildings will be new or renovated by 2035. Building codes will ensure they use energy wisely. 75% of U.S. buildings will be new or renovated by 2035. Building codes will ensure they use energy wisely. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports greater adoption of residential and commercial building energy codes through collaborative efforts with local governments and industry groups, and by providing key tools and assistance for code development, adoption, and implementation. Through advancing building codes, we aim to improve building energy efficiency by 50%, and to help states achieve 90% compliance with their energy codes. Energy Codes Ensure Efficiency in Buildings

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181

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:27pm Addthis This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility’s renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The Department's Energy Innovation Hubs are helping to advance promising

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Methodology for Modeling Building Energy Performance across the Commercial Sector  

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This report uses EnergyPlus simulations of each building in the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to document and demonstrate bottom-up methods of modeling the entire U.S. commercial buildings sector (EIA 2006). The ability to use a whole-building simulation tool to model the entire sector is of interest because the energy models enable us to answer subsequent 'what-if' questions that involve technologies and practices related to energy. This report documents how the whole-building models were generated from the building characteristics in 2003 CBECS and compares the simulation results to the survey data for energy use.

Griffith, B.; Long, N.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.; Crawley, D.; Ryan, J.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2014 Building America House Simulation Protocols  

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As BA has grown to include a large and diverse cross-section of the home building and retrofit industries, it has become more important to develop accurate, consistent analysis techniques to measure progress towards the program's goals. The House Simulation Protocol (HSP) document provides guidance to program partners and managers so they can compare energy savings for new construction and retrofit projects. The HSP provides the program with analysis methods that are proven to be effective and reliable in investigating the energy use of advanced energy systems and of entire houses.

Wilson, E.; Engebrecht-Metzger, C.; Horowitz, S.; Hendron, R.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY STAR certification for your building | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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certification for your building certification for your building Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Find financing Earn recognition 20-percent recognition ENERGY STAR certification How to apply for ENERGY STAR certification Tips for low-cost verifications Submit a profile of your building

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BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: BUILD UP: Energy Solutions for Better Buildings (Website) Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.buildup.eu/home Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/build-energy-solutions-better-buildin Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: Building Certification This website serves as a forum for the exchange of best working practices and knowledge and the transfer of tools and resources. The BUILD UP initiative was established by the European Commission to support European

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Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings Buildings Sustainable Buildings Mission The team evaluates and incorporates the requirements for sustainable buildings as defined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, and approved by LM. The team advocates the use of sustainable building practices. Scope The team evaluates how to locate, design, construct, maintain, and operate its buildings and facilities in a resource-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable manner, consistent with its mission. The team provides a process to evaluate sustainable building practices for any new construction, major renovation, and existing capital asset buildings in

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Guam - Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Guam - Building Energy Code Guam - Building Energy Code Guam - Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Department of Public Works NOTE: In September 2012, The Guam Building Code Council adopted the draft [http://www.guamenergy.com/outreach-education/guam-tropical-energy-code/ Guam Tropical Energy Code]. It must be adopted by the legislature before it is official. This entry and information will be updated accordingly. Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the

188

Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Glossary Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Residential Space Heating Residential Space Cooling Residential Water Heating Commercial Space Cooling Commercial Space Heating Commercial Refrigeration Lighting Building Descriptions Commercial Residential Acronyms and Initialisms A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S U V AAMA - American Architectural Manufacturers Association ACEEE - American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy AEO - EIA's Annual Energy Outlook AFEAS - Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study AFUE - Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency AHAM - Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers ARI - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers BTS - DOE's Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs

189

Building Energy Conservation in China  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Building Energy Conservation in China Building Energy Conservation in China Speaker(s): Zhang Fulin Date: January 29, 2013 - 11:15am Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Haley Gilbert Mr. Zhang Fulin is a Senior Engineer and Director of the Division of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Department of Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Science &Technology of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) in China. He is tasked with developing China building energy conservation policies and regulations and is responsible for the approval of major China building energy efficiency projects. Mr. Zhang has been working in the field of building energy efficiency for more than two decades. He will speak about current laws and regulations governing building energy efficiency practice in China,

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Learn the benefits Get started Use Portfolio Manager Save energy Stamp out energy waste Find cost-effective investments Engage occupants Purchase energy-saving products Put computers to sleep Get help from an expert Take a comprehensive approach

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Better Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Better Buildings Better Buildings Better Buildings Last year, commercial and industrial buildings used roughly 50% of the energy in the U.S. economy at a cost of over $400 billion. These buildings and operations can be made much more efficient using a variety of cost effective efficiency improvements while creating jobs and building a stronger economy. We have similar opportunities in our homes. In February 2011, President Obama, building upon the investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, announced the Better Buildings Initiative to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years and accelerate private sector investment in energy efficiency. Better Buildings strategies include: Last year, commercial and industrial buildings used roughly 50% of the

192

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HOT2000  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

HOT2000 HOT2000 HOT2000 logo. Easy-to-use energy analysis and design software for low-rise residential buildings. Utilizing current heat loss/gain and system performance models, the program aids in the simulation and design of buildings for thermal effectiveness, passive solar heating and the operation and performance of heating and cooling systems. Keywords energy performance, design, residential buildings, energy simulation, passive solar Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic understanding of the construction and operation of residential buildings. Users Over 1400 worldwide. HOT2000 is used mainly in Canada and the United States with a few users in Japan and Europe. Audience Builders, design evaluators, engineers, architects, building and energy code writers, Policy writers. HOT2000 is also used as the compliance

193

PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

commercial and residential buildings, appliances and equipment, and the vali- dation of computational tools for estimating energy usage.

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

2.1 Residential Sector Energy Consumption 2.1 Residential Sector Energy Consumption 2.2 Residential Sector Characteristics 2.3 Residential Sector Expenditures 2.4 Residential Environmental Data 2.5 Residential Construction and Housing Market 2.6 Residential Home Improvements 2.7 Multi-Family Housing 2.8 Industrialized Housing 2.9 Low-Income Housing 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 2 focuses on energy use in the U.S. residential buildings sector. Section 2.1 provides data on energy consumption by fuel type and end use, as well as energy consumption intensities for different housing categories. Section 2.2 presents characteristics of average households and changes in the U.S. housing stock over time. Sections 2.3 and 2.4 address energy-related expenditures and residential sector emissions, respectively. Section 2.5 contains statistics on housing construction, existing home sales, and mortgages. Section 2.6 presents data on home improvement spending and trends. Section 2.7 describes the industrialized housing industry, including the top manufacturers of various manufactured home products. Section 2.8 presents information on low-income housing and Federal weatherization programs. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:27pm Addthis This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility’s renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. This model of a renovated historic building -- Building 661 -- in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The Department's Energy Innovation Hubs are helping to advance promising

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Building Dashboard Kiosk | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Management, Building Systems, Energy Management, Enterprise Management, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Building Dashboard Kiosk Screenshot Logo: Building Dashboard Kiosk...

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Building Dashboard Network | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Management, Building Systems, Energy Management, Enterprise Management, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Building Dashboard Network Screenshot Logo: Building Dashboard...

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Green Building Codes | Building Energy Codes Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Green Building Codes Green Building Codes Green building codes go beyond minimum code requirements, raising the bar for energy efficiency. They can serve as a proving ground for future standards, and incorporate elements beyond the scope of the model energy codes, such as water and resource efficiency. As regional and national green building codes and programs become more available, they provide jurisdictions with another tool for guiding construction and development in an overall less impactful, more sustainable manner. ICC ASHRAE Beyond Codes International Green Construction Code (IgCC) The International Code Council's (ICC's) International Green Construction code (IgCC) is an overlay code, meaning it is written in a manner to be used with all the other ICC codes. The IgCC contains provisions for site

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Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report |...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES),...

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BEAVER  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

BEAVER BEAVER Logo for BEAVER WINDOWS environment for the ESPII Fortran program which estimates the energy consumption of buildings using the ASHRAE Response Factor Method. BEAVER building energy simulation provides for user friendly input of data, processing and viewing of the results. BEAVER estimates the energy consumption of a building hourly over a given period of time taking into account the site location, the building structure and the type of building services installed to maintain the desired environmental conditions. It enables a designer to investigate alternatives and make energy comparisons quickly and effectively for a very wide range of building configurations and air conditioning systems using actual measured climatic data. A comprehensive range of air handling systems, primary plant and control

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201

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HVACSIM+  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

HVACSIM+ HVACSIM+ Simulation model of a building HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning ) system plus HVAC controls, the building shell, the heating/cooling plant, and energy management and control system (EMCS) algorithms. The main program of HVACSIM+ (HVAC SIMulation PLUS other systems employs a hierarchical, modular approach and advanced equation solving techniques to perform dynamic simulations of building/HVAC/control systems. The modular approach is based upon the methodology used in the TRNSYS program. Keywords HVAC equipment, systems, controls, EMCS, complex systems Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required High level of computer literacy. Users More than 100. Audience Building technology researchers, graduate schools, consultants. Input Building system component model configuration, simulation setup work file,

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Using EnergyPlus to Simulate the Dynamic Response of a Residential Building to Advanced Cooling Strategies: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This study demonstrates the ability of EnergyPlus to accurately model complex cooling strategies in a real home with a goal of shifting energy use off peak and realizing energy savings. The house was retrofitted through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) deep energy retrofit demonstration program; field tests were operated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The experimental data were collected as part of a larger study and are used here to validate simulation predictions.

Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Savings in Industrial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for deployment of energy savings technologies will be explored along with recommendations for policies to promote energy efficiency in industrial buildings....

Zhou, A.; Tutterow, V.; Harris, J.

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Experimental and Simulation Study on the Performance of Daylighting in an Industrial Building and its Energy Saving Potential  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and its Energy Saving Potential Yuanyi Chen1, 2 , Junjie Liu 1 , Jingjing Pei1, *, Xiaodong Cao1 , Qingyan, quantitative analysis of the energy saving potential of artificial lighting controls integrated with EnergyPlus simulation program. The electricity saving potential for the On/Off control and the dimming

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

205

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Fact sheet summarizing the Building Technologies Program's commercial building energy asset score program

206

Building Energy Codes Fact Sheet  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Building energy codes have been in place for over 20 years. Today's codes are providing energy savings of more than 30% compared to the codes of a decade ago. They're also saving consumers an estimated $5 billion annually as of 2012. Since 1992, building codes have saved about 300 million tons of carbon cumulatively. Read the fact sheet below to learn more about the Building Technologies Office's Building Energy Codes program.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyGauge Summit Premier  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

EnergyGauge Summit Premier EnergyGauge Summit Premier EnergyGauge Summit Premier logo EnergyGauge Summit Premier offers automatic reference building generation allowing considerable time savings for analyzing buildings for code compliance and green building certification. After entering a building, the software can automatically compare the building to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2001, 2004 or 2007 reference building models, and for the appropriate building types, the ASHRAE Advanced design guidelines. Additional capabilities include the ability to run a whole building simulation as per ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G guidelines for LEED New Construction 2.2, and for computing Federal Tax Deductions as per EPACT 2005 guidelines from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and DOE. The software also offers the

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Schools Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State California Program Type Building Energy Code Provider California Energy Commission '''''Note: The California Energy Commission adopted the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for new residential and commercial construction on May 31, 2012. The new standards are expected to take effect on January 1, 2014, and represent significant energy and water savings compared to the current standards. Among many notable provisions, the new standards will

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-a model for high-performance office building design.

None

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory-a model for high-performance office building design.

None

2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State Oregon Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Oregon Building Codes Division ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' [http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Codes/cdpub.shtml The Oregon Energy

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Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Building-Level Energy Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building-Level Energy Management Systems Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: RESEM  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

RESEM RESEM RESEM logo. A simulation-based tool developed to allow the DOE Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) staff and participants to reliably determine the energy savings directly attributable to ICP-supported retrofit measures implemented in a building. RESEM (Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model) calculates long-term energy savings directly from actual utility data, with corrections for weather and use variations between the pre-retrofit and post-retrofit utility data collection periods. Keywords retrofit, institutional buildings Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Moderate level of computer literacy; familiarity with building energy concepts. Users Over 50. Audience Building managers and energy retrofit engineers. Input Minimal required input includes: original year of building construction,

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Building Energy Codes 101: An Introduction | Building Energy Codes Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Codes 101: An Introduction Codes 101: An Introduction In order to provide a basic introduction to the varied and complex issues associated with building energy codes, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program, with valued assistance from the International Codes Council and ASHRAE, has prepared Building Energy Codes 101: An Introduction. This guide is designed to speak to a broad audience with an interest in building energy efficiency, including state energy officials, architects, engineers, designers, and members of the public. Publication Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 BECP_Building Energy Codes 101_February2010_v00.pdf Document Details Last Name: Britt Initials: M Affiliation: PNNL Document Number: PNNL-70586 Focus: Adoption Code Development Compliance Building Type:

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Scoring Tool to someone by E-mail Scoring Tool to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

6.1 Electric Utility Energy Consumption 6.1 Electric Utility Energy Consumption 6.2 Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 6.3 Natural Gas Production and Distribution 6.4 Electric and Generic Quad Carbon Emissions 6.5 Public Benefit Funds/System Benefit Funds 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables Chapter 6 focuses on the U.S. energy supply. Sections 6.1 and 6.2 contain data on electric utilities, including generation capacity, primary fuel consumption, transmission and distribution losses, and electricity prices. Section 6.3 addresses the production, consumption, and storage of natural gas and petroleum. Section 6.4 covers emissions from the utility sector. Section 6.5 provides data on how utilities spend public and system benefit funds. The main points from this chapter are summarized below:

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Building Energy Codes News | Building Energy Codes Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Building Energy Codes News Building Energy Codes News News Category: National Policy DOE Activities and Methodology for Assessing Compliance With Building Energy Codes RFI Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 On August 6, DOE published an RFI on its methodology for assessing code compliance into the Federal Register. Based on feedback received from the individual state compliance pilot studies in 2011-2012, the RFI seeks input on DOE's methodology and fundamental assumptions from the general public. Read the full article... Source: U.S. Department of Energy Building Energy Codes Program Energy 2030 Report Calls for Stricter Energy Building Codes Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy aims to double US energy productivity by 2030, and one of its many ways to achieve that

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State New York Program Type Building Energy Code Provider NYS Department of State ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS) requires that all government, commercial and residential buildings,

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Montana Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Building Codes Bureau ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The energy codes are reviewed on a three-year cycle corresponding to the adoption of new versions of the International Code Conference (ICC) Uniform

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GSA Building Energy Strategy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Rapid Building Assessments Green Button 12 Remote Building Analytics Platform First Fuel Dashboard 13 Data Center Ronald Reagan Detail Summary First Fuel Analysis 14...

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221

Development | Building Energy Codes Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Printable Version Printable Version Development Commercial Residential Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center Development The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports and participates in the model building energy code development processes administered by the ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC). DOE activities include developing and submitting code change proposals, conducting analysis of building energy efficiency and cost savings, and formulating underlying evaluation methodologies. Through participation in model energy code development for both commercial and residential buildings, DOE strives to make cost-effective, energy efficient upgrades to current model codes. DOE also establishes energy efficiency standards for federal buildings and manufactured housing. Further information on this process is defined under

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Energy Efficient Industrial Building Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The design of industrial buildings today is still largely unaffected by energy legislation and building technologies. The present corporate tax structures for industry do little to encourage investment of capital for future operating cost savings...

Holness, G. V. R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building simulation: an overview of developments and information sources  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We review the state-of-the-art on the development and application of computer-aided building simulation by addressing some crucial questions in the field. Although the answers are not intended to be comprehensive, they are sufficiently varied to provide an overview ranging from the historical and technical development to choosing a suitable simulation program and performing building simulation. Popular icons of major interested agencies and simulation tools and key information sources are highlighted. Future trends in the design and operation of energy-efficient ‘green’ buildings are briefly described.

Tianzhen Hong; S.K Chou; T.Y Bong

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DOE Sponsored Tools  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

DOE Sponsored Tools DOE Sponsored Tools The Department of Energy sponsors continued development of a variety of building energy software tools. See the following for more information about software tools now under development: Whole-Building Energy Performance Simulation EnergyPlus A new-generation building energy simulation program from the creators of BLAST and DOE-2. DOE-2 An hourly, whole-building energy analysis program which calculates energy performance and life-cycle cost of operation. The current version is DOE-2.1E. Building Design Advisor Provides building decision-makers with the energy-related information they need beginning in the initial, schematic phases of building design through the detailed specification of building components and systems. SPARK Models complex building envelopes and mechanical systems that are beyond

225

Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings Energy  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

9 CBECS Survey Data 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 | Previous 9 CBECS Survey Data 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 | Previous Building Characteristics Consumption & Expenditures Microdata Methodology Building Characteristics Data from the 1999 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) are presented in the Building Characteristics tables, which include number of buildings and total floorspace for various Building Characteristics, and Consumption and Expenditures tables, which include energy usage figures for major energy sources. Complete sets of RSE tables (What is an RSE?) are also available in PDF format 1999 Summary Tables for all principal building activities Summary Tables For All Principal Building Activities Number of Buildings (thousand) Floorspace (million square feet) Square Feet per Building (thousand) Median Age of Building (years)

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business...

227

Moving Toward Zero Energy Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, appliances, etc) and systems integration to optimize the performance of the building. Then we need the best renewable energy technologies that can be incorporated into buildings: solar, small wind, and geothermal heat pumps (some day hydrogen storage..., appliances, etc) and systems integration to optimize the performance of the building. Then we need the best renewable energy technologies that can be incorporated into buildings: solar, small wind, and geothermal heat pumps (some day hydrogen storage...

Ginsberg, M.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Building Energy Code Note: Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] web sites. New Hampshire adopted a mandatory statewide building code in 2002 based on the 2000 IECC. SB 81 was enacted in July 2007, and it upgraded the New

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Washington State Department of Commerce ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The State Building Code Council revised the [https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/apps/sbcc/Page.aspx?nid=14 Washington State

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Building Energy Code | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Code Code Jump to: navigation, search Building energy codes adopted by states (and some local governments) require commercial and/or residential construction to adhere to certain energy standards. While some governmental bodies have developed their own building energy codes, many use existing codes, such as the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), developed and published by the International Code Council (ICC); or ASHRAE 90.1, developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). A few local building energy codes require certain commercial facilities to meet green building standards. [1] Building Energy Code Incentives CSV (rows 1 - 85) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active

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Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This project aimed to develop a standard methodology for building energy data definition, collection, presentation, and analysis; apply the developed methods to a standardized energy monitoring platform, including hardware and software, to collect and analyze building energy use data; and compile offline statistical data and online real-time data in both countries for fully understanding the current status of building energy use. This helps decode the driving forces behind the discrepancy of building energy use between the two countries; identify gaps and deficiencies of current building energy monitoring, data collection, and analysis; and create knowledge and tools to collect and analyze good building energy data to provide valuable and actionable information for key stakeholders.

Hong, Tianzhen; Feng, Wei; Lu, Alison; Xia, Jianjun; Yang, Le; Shen, Qi; Im, Piljae; Bhandari, Mahabir

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of a building and its HVAC system with an equation solver: Application to audit  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A series of building energy simulation tools are being developed to help the building energy auditor in establishing his diagnosis (including benchmarking and detailed analysis of actual energy consumption) and i...

Stéphane Bertagnolio; Philippe Andre; Vincent Lemort

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Solar Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info State Colorado Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Colorado Energy Office ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' Colorado is a home rule state so no statewide energy code exists. Voluntary

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ISOVER Energi  

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ISOVER Energi ISOVER Energi ISOVER Energi logo Calculates: U-value, for constructions with and without thermal bridges; total heat loss for buildings; and energy demand for buildings. ISOVER Energi compares heat loss to the heat loss frame in the Danish Building Regulations. The energy demand is compared to the energy frame in the Danish Building Regulations. Furthermore ISOVER Energi calculates the profitability of activities e.g. retrofit, renewing of windows, to improve the energy performance of existing buildings. The profitability is compared to the criteria in the Danish Building Regulations. Access to databases with characteristics for common building materials and with linear heat losses for typical solutions for connections. The database facility is planned to be enlarged with databases for windows, boilers,

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Score Tool Score Tool Report Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report Energy Asset Score Report The Energy Asset Score report will be comprised of four sections: Current Asset Score-The source EUI is obtained by performing the whole-building energy simulation using the asset scoring tool; the modeled source EUI is adjusted to account for local climate; the adjusted EUI is compared to a fixed scale to obtain an asset score of 1 to 100. An asset score of 100 represents an ultra-efficient building; a score of 1 represents a very inefficient building in the current commercial building stock. After a building upgrade package is identified, the energy asset scoring tool will calculate the potential energy use after upgrades using standard operating conditions (by use types).

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TAS  

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TAS TAS TAS logo Tas is an industry-leading building modelling and simulation tool. Capable of performing fast dynamic thermal simulation for the worldÂ’s largest and most complex buildings, Tas allows designers to accurately predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs and occupant comfort. Tas is a complete solution for the thermal simulation of a building and a comprehensive tool for modelling plant and systems using itÂ’s graphical and component based analysis. Tas is a powerful design tool in the optimisation of a buildings environmental, energy and comfort performance. Tas can import gbXML, INP, and IDF files from 3rd party programs. There are also customisable report generation facilities. The Tas suite allows full automation available through visual basic. This

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Data and Analytics to Inform Energy Retrofit of High Performance Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DOE-2: a whole building energy modeling program. http://Modeling and simulation of HVAC faults in EnergyPlus, Building

Hong Ph.D., Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design Energy Department Issues Green Building...

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Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification...

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Building Energy Analyzer  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Building Energy Analyzer Building Energy Analyzer Building Energy Analyzer logo. Provides quick economic analysis for commercial and industrial buildings. Building Energy Analyzer (BEA) estimates annual and monthly loads and costs associated with air-conditioning, heating, on-site power generation, thermal storage, and heat recovery systems for a given building and location. The user can compare the performance of standard and high efficiency electric chillers, variable speed electric chillers, absorption chillers, engine chillers, thermal storage, on-site generators, heat recovery, or desiccant systems. The user can also prepare side-by-side economic comparisons of different energy options and equipment life cycle cost analysis. The BEA is a system screening tool. It is a tool that is

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance April 15, 2010 EISA SECTION 432 - Benchmarking of Federal Facilities (42 U.S.C. 8253 Subsection (f), Use of Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Federal Buildings) I. Background A. Authority - Benchmarking Requirements Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to select or develop a building energy use benchmarking system and to issue guidance for use of the system. EISA requires the designated agency energy managers to enter energy use data for each metered building that is (or is a part of) a covered facility into a building energy use benchmarking system, such as the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool (Portfolio Manager) (see 42 U.S.C. 8253(f)(8)(A), as

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News | Building Energy Codes Program  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

News News A variety of resources and news from BECP, states, and other news sources are available for anyone interested in learning more about building energy codes. This includes newsletters, articles, links and more. To receive BECP News and other updates from the Building Energy Codes Program via email, join our mailing list. Featured Codes News DOE Activities and Methodology for Assessing Compliance With Building Energy Codes RFI Mayors Urge Cities to Strengthen Energy Code AZ Legislature Preserves Local Control of Building Energy Efficiency Codes Washington State Home Builders Lead the Nation in Energy Code Compliance Mississippi Invests in Future Growth With Adoption of Best-in-Class Energy Efficiency Legislation Energy 2030 Report Calls for Stricter Energy Building Codes

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Building America Analysis Spreadsheets | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

America Analysis Spreadsheets America Analysis Spreadsheets Building America Analysis Spreadsheets The Building America Analysis Spreadsheets are companions to the House Simulation Protocols, and can assist with many of the calculations and look-up tables found in the report. The spreadsheets provide the set of standard operating conditions-including hourly and monthly profiles for occupancy, lighting, appliances, and miscellaneous electric loads (MELs)-developed by Building America to objectively compare energy use before and after a retrofit, and against a Benchmark new construction building. Building America analysts may also find the spreadsheets useful for documenting and comparing building characteristics for the Building America projects (pre-retrofit vs. post-retrofit, or new construction test

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State West Virginia Program Type Building Energy Code Provider West Virginia Division of Energy ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for adopting and promulgating statewide construction codes. Local jurisdictions must adopt

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Mississippi Development Authority ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' Mississippi's existing state code is based on the 1977 Model Code for Energy Conservation (MCEC). The existing law does not mandate enforcement

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Tool Report to someone by E-mail Tool Report to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

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Occupancy-Driven Energy Management for Smart Building Automation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Occupancy-Driven Energy Management for Smart Building Automation Yuvraj Agarwal, Bharathan Balaji Buildings are among the largest consumers of electricity in the US. A significant portion of this energy use a building simulation framework and the occupancy information from our testbed, we show potential energy sav

Gupta, Rajesh

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Code Building Energy Code Building Energy Code < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Georgia Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Georgia Environmental Finance Authority ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' Georgia's Department of Community Affairs periodically reviews, amends and/or updates the state minimum standard codes. Georgia has "mandatory"

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Building Design | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Design Design Building Design As a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Michael Brambley is working to improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings. In this "10 Questions," learn how he is marrying engineering and computer technology to cut energy waste in commercial buildings. As a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Michael Brambley is working to improve the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings. In this "10 Questions," learn how he is marrying engineering and computer technology to cut energy waste in commercial buildings. Commercial buildings have high energy needs and can put great strain on the nation's power grids during peak periods. Developing more efficient

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Energy guides | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

guides guides Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Get started with ENERGY STAR Make the business case Build an energy management program Measure, track, and benchmark Improve energy performance ENERGY STAR industrial partnership Energy guides Energy efficiency and air regulation Plant energy auditing Industrial service and product providers

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Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos  

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Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Hospital Energy Alliance Videos on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities Partner with DOE Better Buildings Challenge Better Buildings Alliance

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Building America House Simulation Protocols (Revised)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

House House Simulation Protocols Robert Hendron and Cheryn Engebrecht National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revised October 2010 Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory For the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program ii NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process,

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Building Type Definition Includes These Sub-Categories from 2003 CBECS Questionnaire Building Type Definition Includes These Sub-Categories from 2003 CBECS Questionnaire Education Buildings used for academic or technical classroom instruction, such as elementary, middle, or high schools, and classroom buildings on college or university campuses. Buildings on education campuses for which the main use is not classroom are included in the category relating to their use. For example, administration buildings are part of "Office", dormitories are "Lodging", and libraries are "Public Assembly". elementary or middle school high school college or university preschool or daycare adult education career or vocational training religious education Food Sales Buildings used for retail or wholesale of food. grocery store or food market

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Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

- such as the building envelope (roof, walls and windows) and lighting, hot water and HVAC systems - have a significant impact on how efficiently energy is used within a building...

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2008 Building Energy2008 Building Energyg gy Efficiency Standards  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Buildings p , p g , Luminaire Power, etc. for Nonresidential Buildings 4 #12;What is New for 2008? R d l B ld What is New for 2008? R d l B ldResidential BuildingsResidential Buildings Mandatory Measures2008 Building Energy2008 Building Energyg gy Efficiency Standards g gy Efficiency Standardsfficie

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Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings |  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings Energy Efficiency and Green Building Standards for State Buildings < Back Eligibility State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Water Water Heating Wind Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider State of Wisconsin Department of Administration In March, 2006, Wisconsin enacted SB 459, the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Act. With respect to energy efficiency, this bill requires the Department of Administration (DOA) to prescribe and annually review energy

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Climate change and buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR Become an ENERGY STAR partner Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants ENERGY STAR certification Featured research and reports Facts and stats Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings

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Building energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems simulation part Title Building energy modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems simulation part Publication Type Journal Year of Publication 2013 Authors Zhou, Xin, Da Yan, Tianzhen Hong, and Dandan Zhu Keywords Building energy modeling programs, comparison tests, HVAC system simulation, theory analysis Abstract Building energy simulation programs are effective tools for the evaluation of building energy saving and optimization of design. The fact that large discrepancies exist in simulated results when different BEMPs are used to model the same building has caused wide concern. Urgent research is needed to identify the main elements that contribute towards the simulation results. This technical report summarizes methodologies, processes, and the main assumptions of three building energy modeling programs (BEMPs) for HVAC calculations: EnergyPlus, DeST, and DOE-2.1E, and test cases are designed to analyze the calculation process in detail. This will help users to get a better understanding of BEMPs and the research methodology of building simulation. This will also help build a foundation for building energy code development and energy labeling programs.

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Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Use Benchmarking Guidance Use Benchmarking Guidance Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Canada  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Canada Canada A C D E F H I M P R S V Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Athena Model life cycle assessment, environment, building materials, buildings Free software. CATALOGUE windows, fenestration, product information, thermal characteristics Free software. DAYSIM annual daylight simulations, electric lighting energy use, lighting controls Free software. Software has been updated. EE4 CBIP whole building performance, building incentives Free software. Software has been updated. EE4 CODE standards and code compliance, whole building energy performance Free software. Software has been updated. Energy Profile Tool benchmarking, energy efficiency screening, end-use energy analysis, building performance analysis, utility programs ENERPASS

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Energy Energy Retrofit Guides to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score

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Building Energy Codes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Codes Codes Jump to: navigation, search Building energy codes adopted by states (and some local governments) require commercial and/or residential construction to adhere to certain energy standards. While some governmental bodies have developed their own building energy codes, many use existing codes, such as the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), developed and published by the International Code Council (ICC); or ASHRAE 90.1, developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). A few local building energy codes require certain commercial facilities to meet green building standards. [1] Contents 1 Building Energy Code Incentives 2 References Building Energy Code Incentives CSV (rows 1 - 85) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Activities Web site (EERE)

This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory—a model for high-performance office building design.

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Review of Building Energy Saving Techniques  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The pace of building energy saving in our country is late, compared with developed countries, and the consumption of building energy is much higher. Therefore, it is imperative to open up new building energy saving techniques and heighten energy use...

Zeng, X.; Zhu, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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House Simulation Protocols Report | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Building America » House Simulation Residential Buildings » Building America » House Simulation Protocols Report House Simulation Protocols Report This image shows a cover of a report titled Building America House Simulation Protocols. The Building America logo is shown in the lower left corner of the report cover. Building America's House Simulation Protocols report is designed to assist researchers in tracking the progress of multiyear, whole-building energy reduction against research goals for new and existing homes. These protocols are preloaded into BEopt and use a consistent approach for defining a reference building, so that all projects can be compared to each other. The steps involved in conducting performance analysis include: Defining the appropriate reference building Various climate regions, house sizes, and house ages require slightly

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Scenario analysis of retrofit strategies for reducing energy consumption in Norwegian office buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Model buildings were created for simulation to describe typical office buildings from different construction periods. A simulation program was written to predict the annual energy consumption of the buildings in their ...

Engblom, Lisa A. (Lisa Allison)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings Energy  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2 CBECS Survey Data 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 | Previous 2 CBECS Survey Data 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 | Previous Building Characteristics Consumption & Expenditures Microdata Methodology Building Characteristics Data from the 1992 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) are presented in three groups of detailed tables: Buildings characteristics tables-number of buildings and amount of floorspace for major building characteristics. Energy consumption and expenditures tables-energy consumption and expenditures for major energy sources. Energy end-use tables-total, electricity and natural gas consumption and energy intensities for nine specific end-uses. Guide to the 1992 CBECS Detailed Tables Released: Nov 1999 Column Categories Row Categories The first set of detailed tables for the 1992 CBECS, Tables A1 through A70,

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California commercial building energy benchmarking  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Building energy benchmarking is the comparison of whole-building energy use relative to a set of similar buildings. It provides a useful starting point for individual energy audits and for targeting buildings for energy-saving measures in multiple-site audits. Benchmarking is of interest and practical use to a number of groups. Energy service companies and performance contractors communicate energy savings potential with ''typical'' and ''best-practice'' benchmarks while control companies and utilities can provide direct tracking of energy use and combine data from multiple buildings. Benchmarking is also useful in the design stage of a new building or retrofit to determine if a design is relatively efficient. Energy managers and building owners have an ongoing interest in comparing energy performance to others. Large corporations, schools, and government agencies with numerous facilities also use benchmarking methods to compare their buildings to each other. The primary goal of Task 2.1.1 Web-based Benchmarking was the development of a web-based benchmarking tool, dubbed Cal-Arch, for benchmarking energy use in California commercial buildings. While there were several other benchmarking tools available to California consumers prior to the development of Cal-Arch, there were none that were based solely on California data. Most available benchmarking information, including the Energy Star performance rating, were developed using DOE's Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which does not provide state-level data. Each database and tool has advantages as well as limitations, such as the number of buildings and the coverage by type, climate regions and end uses. There is considerable commercial interest in benchmarking because it provides an inexpensive method of screening buildings for tune-ups and retrofits. However, private companies who collect and manage consumption data are concerned that the identities of building owners might be revealed and hence are reluctant to share their data. The California Commercial End Use Survey (CEUS), the primary source of data for Cal-Arch, is a unique source of information on commercial buildings in California. It has not been made public; however, it was made available by CEC to LBNL for the purpose of developing a public benchmarking tool.

Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Building Information Modeling for Solar Building Design and Simulation- Annual Report 2012  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the following tools and datasets: • Modelica as an Object-Oriented Equation-based modeling language • LBL Modelica Buildings Library (LBNL, 2012) as a simulation engine • Dymola as a Modelica modeling and simulation environment • Revit as a BIM authoring... interface, and e. improve visualization of simulation results. 2) With the capabilities of object-oriented programming in Modelica, we could encapsulate third-party energy simulation modules and transfer parameters throughout encapsulated modules...

Yan, W.; Haberl, J.; Clayton, M.; Jeong, W.; Kim, J.; Kota, S.; Alcocer, J.; Dixit, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Design | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Design Design Building Design October 16, 2013 - 4:41pm Addthis Planning, Programming & Budgeting Building Design Project Construction Integrating renewable energy within Federal new construction or major renovations is critical at each phase of the design process. This overview covers considerations for renewable energy in the design phases of a construction project, including choosing the design team, the design team charrette, preliminary design, schematic design, design development, and construction documents. Information on this page introduces each of the design phases and provides a link to deeper-level information. Key Actions in Building Design Require specific renewable energy experience and skills for design team. Prioritize energy-related program

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DOE Commercial Reference Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings DOE Commercial Reference Buildings DOE Commercial Reference Buildings refbldgseuitables1-47-0.pdf More Documents & Publications Energy Information Agency's 2003...

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International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Building Energy Analysis Tools • Solar Resource Knowledgeenergy simulation tools PV/thermal systems Solar resource Energy Simulation Tools PV/Thermal Systems Solar Resource 

Evans, Meredydd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing Computer Run Time of Building Simulation Programs  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies, U.S.and renewable energy productions. The size of building and

Hong, Tianzhen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maine | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Maine Maine Last updated on 2013-11-04 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 Amendments / Additional State Code Information As of September 28, 2011, municipalities over 4,000 in population were required to enforce the new code if they had a building code in place by August 2008. Municipalities under 4,000 are not required to enforce it unless they wish to do so and have the following options: 1. Adopt and enforce the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code 2. Adopt and enforce the Maine Uniform Building Code (the building code without energy) 3. Adopt and enforce the Maine Uniform Energy Code (energy code only) 4. Have no code Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Maine (BECP Report, Sept. 2009)

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ENERPASS  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

ENERPASS ENERPASS Detailed building energy simulation program for residential and smaller commercial buildings. ENERPASS calculates the annual energy use for space heating, cooling, lighting, water heating and fan energy. The calculations are performed on an hourly basis using hourly measured weather data. ENERPASS can model up to seven building zones and provides hourly temperature and humidity predictions for each zone. A wide range of HVAC systems can be modelled including make-up air units, heat recovery ventilators, rooftop units, VAV, four-pipe fan coil, and dual duct. The program uses full screen data entry in an easy-to-use format. A typical building model can be generated in one to two hours. In IEA validation studies ENERPASS results compare favorably with other hourly based computer

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2005 Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

5 Buildings Energy Data Book 5 Buildings Energy Data Book Prepared for the Offi ce of Energy Effi ciency and Renewable Energy 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book August 2005 Prepared for the Office of Planning, Budget Formulation and Analysis Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy by D&R International, Ltd. under contract to Oak Ridge National Laboratory This version is dated: August 2005 D I S C L A I M E R This document was designed for the internal use of the United States Department of Energy. This document will be occasionally updated and, therefore, this copy may not reflect the most current version. This document was prepared as account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government.

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Iowa Iowa Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Iowa Office of Energy Independence ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' [http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&... House File 2361] was signed in April 2006. This law rescinded Iowa's minimum energy efficiency standard for residential construction, the "home heating index," and instead requires the state building commissioner to adopt energy conservation requirements based on a nationally recognized

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Rating the energy performance of buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In order to succeed in developing a more sustainable society, buildings will need to be continuously improved. This paper discusses how to rate the energy performance of buildings. A brief review of recent approaches to energy rating is presented. It illustrates that there is no single correct or wrong concept, but one needs to be aware of the relative impact of the strategies. Different strategies of setting energy efficiency standards are discussed and the advantages of the minimum life cycle cost are shown. Indicators for building energy rating based on simulations, aggregated statistics and expert knowledge are discussed and illustrated in order to demonstrate strengths and weaknesses of each approach. In addition, the importance of considering the level of amenities offered is presented. Attributes of a rating procedure based on three elements, flexible enough for recognizing different strategies to achieve energy conservation, is proposed.

Olofsson, Thomas; Meier, Alan; Lamberts, Roberto

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Library for modeling and simulating the thermal dynamics of buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Today's buildings consume more energy than any other sector of the U.S. economy, including transportation and industry; a similar importance can be expected in most European countries. Due to the increased interest in saving energy in buildings, new dynamic thermal models that describe transient response in more flexible modeling languages become necessary. Traditional building simulation software (e.g. TRNSYS or Energy Plus) are based on almost intractable simulation codes, difficult to maintain and modify, that predict system quantities at fixed time intervals. More clear code, properly separated from the simulation environment, with variable time step solvers would be necessary for the assessment of HVAC system performance with quicker dynamics. Following some ideas from a previous building thermal behavior library, a new enhanced Modelica library for modeling buildings is presented. The library basically consists of a combination of lumped parameter models and one-dimensional distributed parameter models that interconnects with each other through a set of common interfaces. Object-oriented features like class parameters and multiple-inheritance are used to improve the library structure making it easy to read and use. Complex building topologies can be built-up from component blocks that result in physically correct compound models that can be efficiently simulated and studied in any Modelica simulation environment.

Juan I. Videla; Bernt Lie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations  

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Energy Systems Energy Systems Innovations to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Energy Systems Innovations on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score

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Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Image of a pipe...

282

Vermont | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Vermont Vermont Last updated on 2013-06-03 Current News The Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) became effective January 3, 2012. The CBES incorporates elements of the 2012 IECC. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code State Specific Amendments / Additional State Code Information 2011 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) are based on the 2009 IECC. Commercial Building Energy Standards Approved Compliance Tools State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Vermont (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency More energy efficient than 2009 IECC Effective Date 01/03/2012 Adoption Date 10/03/2011 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Design Advisor  

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Design Advisor Design Advisor Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and speed. The tool can be quickly mastered by non-technical designers, and runs fast enough to allow them the scope to experiment with many different versions of a design during a single sitting. The immediate feedback that the site provides makes it useful in the conceptual phase of design, when architects cannot afford to invest large amounts of time to rule out any particular idea. The emphasis of the energy model is on the envelope system of the building, and includes simulations of high-technology windows such as double-skin facades.

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY Large HVAC Building  

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Large HVAC Building Survey Information Database of Buildings over 100 Design of Large Commercial HVAC Systems research project, one of six research elements in the Integrated Design of Large Commercial HVAC Systems Integrated Design of Small Commercial HVAC Systems Integrated

285

Simulation as a Tool to Develop Guidelines of Envelope Design of a Typical Office Building in Egypt  

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This paper describes the use of building performance simulation software in order to develop guidelines for designing energy-efficient office building. In Egypt energy codes for all building types are being under development. On the other hand...

Samaan, M.M.; Ahmed, A.N.; Farag, O.M.A.; El-Sayed Khalil, M.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency buildings program, FY 1980  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A separate abstract was prepared on research progress in each group at LBL in the energy efficient buildings program. Two separate abstracts were prepared for the Windows and Lighting Program. Abstracts prepared on other programs are: Energy Performance of Buildings; Building Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Program; DOE-21 Building Energy Analysis; and Building Energy Data Compilation, Analysis, and Demonstration. (MCW)

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1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Building the case for automated building energy management  

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Energy consumption in buildings comprises a significant fraction of total worldwide energy consumption and is strongly influenced by occupant behavior. To explore the quantitative effect of particular occupant actions on building energy consumption, ... Keywords: building automation, energy saving behaviors, in-home display

Alan Marchiori; Qi Han; William C. Navidi; Lieko Earle

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: STE  

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STE STE Software with two modules, one for the verification of the regulation aimed essentially at residential and small commercial buildings (RCCTE), and another for the verification of the regulation aimed essentially at buildings with HVAC power higher than 25 kW (RSECE). Both modules are single zone. The RCCTE module is based on steady state assumptions, while the method for RSECE is based on a dynamic hourly simulation for a complete year, in line with the methodology adopted by the newly revised EN ISO 13790. Screen Shots Keywords thermal regulations, residential and commercial buildings, energy certification Validation/Testing The hourly simulation module was compared to detailed ESP-r simulations and proven to be quite precise (within 5% for most cases).

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Building Performance Compass  

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Building Performance Compass Building Performance Compass Building Performance Compass logo Building Performance Compass analyzes commercial and multi-family building energy use patterns in a simple, easy-to-use Web-based interface. Using building details and energy data from the buildingÂ’s utility bills, it is unique in its ability to benchmark and compare all buildings, whether residential or commercial. Recent enhancements to Building Performance Compass include new multi-family support, the ability to track non-energy quantities such as water and waste, and features such as its fast-feedback report, which enables reporting energy savings as early as one month after work is completed. Building Performance Compass also provides extensive tracking of building data and usage, as well as the ability to upload and track

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Building Energy Codes ENFORCEMENT TOOLKIT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM  

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ENFORCEMENT TOOLKIT ENFORCEMENT TOOLKIT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Building Energy Codes ACE LEARNING SERIES i Building Energy Codes ENFORCEMENT TOOLKIT Prepared by: Building Energy Codes Program The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program is an information resource on energy codes and standards for buildings. They work with other government agencies, state and local jurisdictions, organizations that develop model codes and standards, and building industry to promote codes that will provide for energy and environmental benefits and help foster adoption of, compliance with, and enforcement of those codes. September 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 PNNL-SA-90467 LEARNING SERIES OVERVIEW Building Energy Codes ACE

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Building Energy Codes COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM  

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COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Building Energy Codes ACE LEARNING SERIES III Building Energy Codes COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT Prepared by: Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) is an information resource on energy codes and standards for buildings. They work with other government agencies, state and local jurisdictions, organizations that develop model codes and standards, and building industry to promote codes that will provide for energy and environmental benefits and help foster adoption of, compliance with, and enforcement of those codes. September 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 PNNL-SA-90466 LEARNING SERIES OVERVIEW Building Energy Codes

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Building Energy Codes ADOPTION TOOLKIT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM  

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ADOPTION TOOLKIT ADOPTION TOOLKIT BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Building Energy Codes ACE LEARNING SERIES I Building Energy Codes ADOPTION TOOLKIT Prepared by: Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) is an information resource on energy codes and standards for buildings. They work with other government agencies, state and local jurisdictions, organizations that develop model codes and standards, and building industry to promote codes that will provide for energy and environmental benefits and help foster adoption of, compliance with, and enforcement of those codes. September 2012 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 PNNL-SA-89963 LEARNING SERIES OVERVIEW Building Energy Codes

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BUS++  

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BUS++ BUS++ New generation platform for building energy, ventilation, noise level and indoor air quality simulations. A network assumption is adopted, and BUS++ allows both steady-state and dynamic simulations on a desired level of accuracy. BUS++ includes modern solution routines and has passed the most commonly used rigorous air flow and heat transfer test cases. However, only a limited number of special applications are completed. Keywords energy performance, ventilation, air flow, indoor air quality, noise level Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Special expertise needed for utilizing all potential calculation features. Common knowledge of building components needed for using special applications with graphical user interfaces. Users 20 users in VTT Building Technology and other companies in Finland.

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Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Releases EnergyPlus V.  

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Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Releases EnergyPlus V. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Releases EnergyPlus V. 8.1 November 2013 November Special Focus: Energy Efficiency, Buildings and the Electric Grid EnergyPlus is the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office's free, open-source whole-building energy simulation engine. Developed by a diverse team of building physics researchers and mechanical engineers at the National Labs and various consultancies, EnergyPlus is the engine behind a large and growing number of tools for the design of energy-efficient buildings and their HVAC systems, for compliance with energy-efficiency codes and standards, and for building certification and rating through programs like USGBC's LEED and DOE's Commercial Building Energy Asset Score. BTO has released an updated version of EnergyPlus with new features and

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Energy Signal Tool for Decision Support in Building Energy Systems  

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A prototype energy signal tool is demonstrated for operational whole-building and system-level energy use evaluation. The purpose of the tool is to give a summary of building energy use which allows a building operator to quickly distinguish normal and abnormal energy use. Toward that end, energy use status is displayed as a traffic light, which is a visual metaphor for energy use that is either substantially different from expected (red and yellow lights) or approximately the same as expected (green light). Which light to display for a given energy end use is determined by comparing expected to actual energy use. As expected, energy use is necessarily uncertain; we cannot choose the appropriate light with certainty. Instead, the energy signal tool chooses the light by minimizing the expected cost of displaying the wrong light. The expected energy use is represented by a probability distribution. Energy use is modeled by a low-order lumped parameter model. Uncertainty in energy use is quantified by a Monte Carlo exploration of the influence of model parameters on energy use. Distributions over model parameters are updated over time via Bayes' theorem. The simulation study was devised to assess whole-building energy signal accuracy in the presence of uncertainty and faults at the submetered level, which may lead to tradeoffs at the whole-building level that are not detectable without submetering.

Henze, G. P.; Pavlak, G. S.; Florita, A. R.; Dodier, R. H.; Hirsch, A. I.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

clean, renewable energy to power its municipally owned buildings. This ground-mounted solar array is built on a brownfield site. | Photo courtesy of Con Edison Solutions. How a...

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Buildings Events | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

March 2015 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Energy Center of Wisconsin's Better Buildings: Better Business Wisconsin Conference 9:00AM to...

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score  

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Energy Asset Score Energy Asset Score Photo of a laptop with energy asset score image on the screen The free online Asset Scoring Tool will generate a score based on inputs about the building envelope and buildling systems (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, and service hot water). Launch Energy Asset Score The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a Commercial Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) program to allow building owners and managers to more accurately assess building energy performance. The Asset Score program will act as a national standard and will include the Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Scoring Tool) to evaluate the physical characteristics and as-built energy efficiency of buildings. The Asset Scoring Tool will identify cost-effective energy efficient improvements that, if implemented, can reduce energy bills and potentially improve building asset value. View the Asset Score fact sheet for a brief overview of the program.

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Michigan Michigan Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The Bureau of Construction Codes is responsible for the administration of the State Construction Code Act (1972 PA 230), also known as the Uniform Construction Code. The state energy code is evaluated for revisions or modifications every three years. The new code requirements are adopted at the beginning of each state building code cycle (which corresponds with the three-year cycle of

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Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Efficiency Buildings Success Stories Buildings Success Stories RSS The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in technology cost reduction,...

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Energy Information Administration (EIA)- Commercial Buildings...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

information for that building such as building size, year constructed, type of energy used, energy-using equipment, and conservation features. The smallest level of...

302

Commercial Buildings Integration | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

owners adopt new energy efficient technologies. Read more Join the Better Buildings Alliance Join the Better Buildings Alliance Engaging industry leaders to deploy energy saving...

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Building Technologies Office | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office and You Working together to empower energy efficiency where you live, work, and play. Building Technologies Office and You Working together to empower energy efficiency where you live, work, and play. About the Building Technologies Office The Energy Department's Building Technologies Office leads a network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy-saving solutions for homes and buildings. Learn more about the Building Technologies Office. How We Help Homes & Buildings Save Energy Value-Driven Applications Advanced energy efficiency technologies like lighting, HVAC, windows, appliances, and commercial equipment. Practical Standards

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Development of discrete event system specification (DEVS) building performance models for building energy design  

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The discrete event system specification (DEVS) is a formalism for describing simulation models in a modular fashion. In this study, it is exploited by forming submodels that allow different professions involved in the building design process to work ... Keywords: DEVS, energy simulation in building design, modular BPS, stochastic occupant models

Huseyin Burak Gunay; Liam O'Brien; Rhys Goldstein; Simon Breslav; Azam Khan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

State Building Energy Standards  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In June 2007, South Carolina enacted legislation (the Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act of 2007) to promote effective energy and environmental standards for construction,...

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DesignBuilder  

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DesignBuilder DesignBuilder DesignBuilder logo User-friendly modelling environment where you can work (and play) with building models. It provides a range of environmental performance data such as: energy consumption, internal comfort data and HVAC component sizes. Output is based on detailed sub-hourly simulation time steps using the EnergyPlus simulation engine. DesignBuilder can be used for simulations of many common HVAC types, naturally ventilated buildings, buildings with daylighting control, double facades, advanced solar shading strategies etc. Screen Shots Keywords Building energy simulation, visualisation, CO2 emissions, solar shading, natural ventilation, daylighting, comfort studies, CFD, HVAC simulation, pre-design, early-stage design, building energy code compliance checking,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyGauge USA  

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EnergyGauge USA EnergyGauge USA EnergyGauge USA logo. User-friendly residential building energy simulation which allows calculation and rating of energy use of residential buildings around the United States. ENERGYGAUGE USA, takes advantage of current generation personal computers that perform an hourly annual computer simulation in less than half a minute. Includes Manual-J system sizing analysis, and an improvement analysis mode to analyze cost-effectiveness of energy upgrades. � ENERGYGAUGE USA uses DOE-2.1E with a number of enhancements which allow superior simulation of duct air leakage and heat transfer (thermal conditions of zones in which ducts are located strongly affects performance) as well as improved calculation of air conditioners, heat pump and furnaces performance. Slab, crawlspace and basement foundation types

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REDUCING ENERGY USE IN FLORIDA BUILDINGS  

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The 2007 Florida Building Code (ICC, 2008) requires building designers and architects to achieve a minimum energy efficiency rating for commercial buildings located throughout Florida. Although the Florida Building Code is strict in the minimum...

Raustad, R.; Basarkar, M.; Vieira, R.

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Outpatient Healthcare | Building Energy  

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Outpatient Healthcare Outpatient Healthcare The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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Commercial Prototype Building Models | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Prototype Building Models Prototype Building Models The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development of commercial building energy codes and standards by participating in review processes and providing analyses that are available for public review and use. To calculate the impact of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) created a suite of 16 prototype buildings covering 80% of the commercial building floor area in the United States for new construction, including both commercial buildings and mid- to high-rise buildings. These prototype buildings-derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models-cover all the reference building types except supermarkets, and also add a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings. As ASHRAE Standard 90.1

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Thermal simulation of buildings with double-skin façades  

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Highly glazed commercial buildings with double-skin façades may overheat during summertime due to a coincidence of high outside temperatures, solar gains and internal heat gains. To optimize thermal comfort and minimize cooling loads, the thermal behaviour of this type of building, therefore, requires careful investigation at the design stage. However, complex physical phenomena—notably optical, thermodynamic and fluid dynamic processes—are involved and as yet, no single simulation tool is able to handle all these processes while remaining an efficient design tool. This paper presents a method based on the coupling of three different types of simulation models that is economical in terms of computing time, and thereby, suitable for design purposes. These models are: spectral optical model, computational fluid dynamics model and building energy simulation model. Various tools are available at each modelling level. The method is demonstrated on a commercial building with double-skin façades and additionally, night-time ventilation.

H. Manz; Th. Frank

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Building Envelopes | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Envelope Envelope SHARE Building Envelopes MFEL.jpg The building envelope-the materials that separate the indoor and outdoor environments-primarily determines the amount of energy required to heat, cool, and ventilate a building. The envelope also can significantly influence energy needs in areas accessible to sunlight. To cost-effectively improve the energy efficiency, moisture-durability, and environmental sustainability of building envelopes, ORNL is exploring new and emerging materials, components, and systems as well as the fundamentals of heat, air, and moisture transfer. Research is also focused on multifunctional solutions where the envelope serves as a filter that selectively accepts or rejects solar radiation and outdoor air, depending on the need for heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting.

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Indiana Indiana Program Type Building Energy Code Provider TSREI ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' The Indiana Residential Building Code is based on the 2003 IRC with state amendments (eff. 9/11/05). This code applies to 1 and 2 family dwellings and townhouses. During the adoption process, certain seismic provisions were weakened, primarily affecting nine southwestern counties. Local jurisdictions may amend to make the code more stringent with state approval only.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Micropas6  

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Micropas6 Micropas6 Micropas6 logo. Easy to use detailed energy simulation program which performs hourly calculations to estimate annual energy usage for heating, cooling and water heating in residential buildings. In addition to its purpose as a compliance tool for California�s Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards, Micropas can be used to demonstrate that a home meets Energy Star requirements in California (15% above Title 24). The program includes a load calculation for use in sizing heating and cooling equipment. Micropas6 has been in wide use in California since the early 1980s as a building energy code compliance tool and is growing in use elsewhere under the Model Energy Code. The last survey showed that about 75% of the single-family homes permitted in California used Micropas to determine code

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USE OF BESTEST PROCEDURE TO IMPROVE A BUILDING THERMAL SIMULATION PROGRAM  

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. KEYWORDS Building energy simulation; validation; BESTEST; inter program comparison DESCRIPTION BESTEST Validation of building energy simulation programs is of major interest to both users and modellers simulation software called CODYRUN (Boyer et al., 1998). Indeed, one of the most interesting aspects

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ZEBO  

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ZEBO ZEBO ZEBO is a decision support tool for the study and design of net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in hot climates during early design phases. The aim of this tool is to facilitate and integrate the use of energy building performance simulation for architects. The tool embraces a graphical user interface for EnergyPlus. It allows for sensitivity analysis of possible variations of NZEB design parameters and elements during the early design phases in hot climates. Its added values reside in its ability to inform the decision before decisions are made about NZEB design. The tool is contextual and is based on an embedded benchmark model and database for Egyptian residential buildings, which includes local materials and construction and allows the generation of code-compliant design

318

Revisit of Energy Use and Technologies of High Performance Buildings  

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Energy performance of LEED for new construction buildings:New Buildings Institute.New Buildings Institute. 2013. Buildings database, http://

Li Ph.D., Cheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance  

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Global Superior Energy Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides

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EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk November 21, 2013 - 1:55pm Addthis Amir Roth Amir Roth Technology Development Manager, Building Technologies Office KEY FACTS Building energy simulation is the calculation of energy used to heat, cool, light, and ventilate a building given a description of the building and its operation. Building energy simulation plays important roles in the design of energy-efficient buildings, in building energy-efficiency codes and standards, in voluntary rating programs like LEED and GreenGlobes, and energy-efficiency incentive programs. For decades, the Energy Department's Building Technologies Office has been developing free, world-class simulation tools to help industry improve

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321

Modeling Multiple Occupant Behaviors In Buildings For Increased Simulation Accuracy: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach.  

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??The dissertation addresses the limitation of current building energy simulation programs in accounting for occupant behaviors, which have been identified as having significant impact on… (more)

Lee, Yoon Soo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Delaware Delaware Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control ''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.'' In 2004, the governor signed [http://delcode.delaware.gov/sessionlaws/ga142/chp418.shtml SB 306] adopting the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential construction and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-1999 for commercial

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Using Simulation Models for Building Commissioning  

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. This building, which houses the Department of Information Technology at Jyvaskyla Polytechnic in Jyvaskyla, Finland, was completed in May 2003 and placed in service in August 2003. The building has been simulated using the programs IDA-ICE (IDA 2002... Isaakson (Sweden), Timo Kalema (Finland), Hannu Keranen (Finland), Jean Lebrun (Belgium), Noriyasu Sagara (Japan), Makato Tsubaki (Japan), and Sheng Wei Wang (Hong Kong). Eighteen others have attended at least one meeting. While this paper has been...

Claridge, D. E.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glossary | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Glossary Glossary Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center FAQs Publications Resource Guides eLearning Model Policies Glossary Related Links ACE Learning Series Utility Savings Estimators Glossary The following is a compilation of building energy-code related terms and acronyms used on the Building Energy Codes website and throughout the building construction industry. Select a letter to navigate through the glossary: Filter A (25) B (22) C (41) D (27) E (27) F (15) G (12) H (21) I (20) K (5) L (11) M (16) N (15) O (11) P (21) R (22) S (37) T (14) U (12) V (11) W (10) Z (1) AAMA Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association. Above-Grade Wall A wall that is not a below-grade wall. Above-Grade Walls Those walls (Section 802.2.1) on the exterior of the building and

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Design commercial buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process ENERGY STAR Challenge for Architects Design commercial buildings Photo of several people congregated around a building design plan. The climate is changing. Commercial buildings in the United States consume 17 percent of the

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Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Developing an Integrated Building Design Tool by Couplingdesign energy ecient building systems in this complex setting, integrated

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software This webinar was presented on May 15, 2014 and gives...

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BuildingAdvice  

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BuildingAdvice BuildingAdvice BuildingAdvice™ is a user-friendly, Web-based platform designed to assess building energy performance and identify and quantify energy savings opportunities. Target buildings are in the 5k-200k sq. ft. range, with scalability up to 1mm sq. ft. The platform combines 1) portable wireless sensor packages for capture of real-time building data, 2) automated entry of weather data, 3) manual entry of basic building information, and 4) proprietary EnGen™ energy modeling software. Output is a suite of comprehensive reports that benchmark against CBECS; provide key performance parameters including Energy Star rating, energy usage index, energy cost per square foot, and carbon emissions; provide ASHRAE Level II audits that quantify energy usage in four areas of

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Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVAC Systems  

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Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: BuildingComparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVACassumptions of three building energy modeling programs (

Zhou, Xin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A. B. (1992). Energy-Efficiency Buildings: Institutionalec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/buildings/buildings_en.htm20). Plan on energy efficiency building to be announced,

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Physical Modeling with Modelica. Kluwer Academic Publisher,Using SPARK as a solver for modelica. In Proc. of SimBuild,Proceedings of the 2nd Modelica conference, pages 55–1 – 55–

Wetter, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Activities | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Activities Building Activities Commercial Building Activities The Building Technologies Office commercial buildings effort researches and deploys advanced technologies and systems to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions to accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's key projects. 179d Tax Calculator The 179d Calculator can help determine whether improvements qualify for a Federal tax deduction, and allows owners and managers to estimate energy cost savings of efficiency improvements. Advanced Energy Design Guides These recommendations can help designers achieve between 30% and 50% energy savings in a new commercial building.

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

160 Fan Coil Units 123 DOWNLOAD TABLE AS PDF XLS Related Tables: PDFXLS 5.5.6 1999 Energy Efficient Motors, Replacements and Sales, by Horsepower Class Sources: BTSA.D....

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Explore Survey Data from the Energy Information Administration Follow the links below to two easy-to-use query tools, developed exclusively for this website. With these tools you...

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Nebraska | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Nebraska Nebraska Last updated on 2013-11-04 Current News Nebraska Legislature adopted the 2009 IECC/ASHRAE 90.1-2007. The code became effective August 27, 2011. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information Cities and counties may adopt codes that differ from the Nebraska Energy Code; however, state law requires the adopted code to be equivalent to the Nebraska Energy Code. For existing buildings, only those renovations that will cost more than 50 percent of the replacement cost of the building must comply with the code. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Nebraska (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC

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Wyoming | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Wyoming Wyoming Last updated on 2013-06-03 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code None Statewide Amendments / Additional State Code Information The International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Uniform Building Code, which is based on the 1989 Model Energy Code (MEC), may be adopted and enforced by local jurisdictions. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Wyoming (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Less energy efficient than 2003 IECC Effective Date 08/13/2008 Code Enforcement Voluntary DOE Determination ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010: No Wyoming DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Current Code None Statewide

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Regional Analysis of Building Distributed Energy Costs and CO2 Abatement: A U.S. - China Comparison  

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commercial and residential prototype buildings was simulated in EnergyPlus [15]. The commercial and residential energy usage

Mendes, Goncalo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy saving performance of green vegetation on LEED certified buildings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Sustainable building practices can considerably reduce building's environmental impact in energy consumption. Covering a building envelope with green vegetation, such as green roof and green wall, is considered a sustainable construction practice, as green vegetation has a positive performance in energy savings. It reduces heat flux and solar reflectivity, generates evaporative cooling, increases thermal performance of the building envelope, and blocks the wind effect on the building. This paper analyses the energy performance of green vegetation in a high occupancy LEED Gold standard building in Canada. DesignBuilder software was used to model the energy consumption for heating and cooling, and EnergyPlus software was used to perform the detailed energy simulations. The developed simulation model was validated with the actual energy consumptions of the selected building. Three different scenarios of green vegetation were simulated and the results show that green vegetation could considerably reduce the negative heat transfer through the building façade in summer and winter months. However, the analysis demonstrated that the green vegetation is not cost-effective in winter months or cold climatic regions due to the low energy savings performance. The paper concludes with recommendations to improve the overall energy performance in green buildings.

H. Feng; K. Hewage

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Upgrade Manual | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Building Upgrade Manual Building Upgrade Manual Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder

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Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides  

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Energy Design Energy Design Guides to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Advanced Energy Design Guides on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Activities 179d Tax Calculator Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Buildings Performance Database Data Centers Energy Asset Score Energy Modeling Software

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Summary | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Summary Summary The impact of energy codes on our future is apparent. From environmental and resource conservation to national security, energy concerns, and our economic challenges, energy codes will continue to be a key component of a sound public policy. For further information on building energy code adoption, compliance, and enforcement, review the ACE toolkits Adoption Compliance Enforcement Popular Links ACE Learning Series ACE Overview Top 10 Reasons for Energy Codes Development of Energy Codes Adoption of Energy Codes Compliance with Energy Codes Enforcement of Energy Codes Going Beyond Code Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Toolkit Definitions Adoption Toolkit Compliance Toolkit Enforcement Toolkit Contacts Web Site Policies U.S. Department of Energy USA.gov Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 15:19

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Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

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L ABORATORY Integrated Building Energy Systems Design7301 Integrated building energy systems design considering

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems  

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Energy efficiency in public buildings through ICT based control and monitoring systems G, France Keywords: energy efficiency, existing public buildings, control strategies, dynamic simulations a project entitled "Smart Energy Efficient Middleware for Public Spaces" (SEEMPubS). The project addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Alabama | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Adoption » Status of State Energy Code Adoption Adoption » Status of State Energy Code Adoption Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Adoption Process State Technical Assistance Status of State Energy Code Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center Alabama Last updated on 2013-05-31 Current News The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for Commercial Buildings and the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) for Residential Construction. The new codes will become effective on October 1, 2012. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information N/A Approved Compliance Tools State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in Alabama (BECP Report, Sept. 2009)

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TREAT  

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TREAT TREAT TREAT logo. Performs hourly simulations for single family, multifamily, and mobile homes. Comprehensive analysis tool includes tools for retrofitting heating and cooling systems, building envelopes (insulation and infiltration), windows and doors, hot water, ventilation, lighting and appliances, and more. Weather normalizes utility bills for comparison to performance of model. Highly accurate calculations which consider waste heat (baseload), solar heat gain, and fully interacted energy savings calculations. Create individual energy improvements or packages of interactive improvements. Also performs load sizing. Generates XML file for upload to online database tracking systems. Complies with HERS BESTEST. Approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for use in Weatherization Assistance Programs. Screen

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TREAT  

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TREAT TREAT TREAT logo. Performs hourly simulations for single family, multifamily, and mobile homes. Comprehensive analysis tool includes tools for retrofitting heating and cooling systems, building envelopes (insulation and infiltration), windows and doors, hot water, ventilation, lighting and appliances, and more. Weather normalizes utility bills for comparison to performance of model. Highly accurate calculations which consider waste heat (baseload), solar heat gain, and fully interacted energy savings calculations. Create individual energy improvements or packages of interactive improvements. Also performs load sizing. Generates XML file for upload to online database tracking systems. Complies with HERS BESTEST. Approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for use in Weatherization Assistance Programs. Screen

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Tennessee | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Tennessee Tennessee Last updated on 2013-08-02 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2006 IECC Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Tennessee (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2006 IECC Effective Date 07/01/2011 Adoption Date 06/02/2011 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Tennessee DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Tennessee State Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes Current Code 2006 IECC Approved Compliance Tools Can use REScheck State Specific Research Impacts of the 2009 IECC for Residential Buildings in the State of Tennessee (BECP Report, Sept. 2009)

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Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable  

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Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable Building Energy Monitoring System: Making Energy Manageable Speaker(s): Bob Hunter Date: July 21, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu For any line-item expense to be managed, it must first be manageable. In most organizations, this means bringing that expense into the budget/forecast/variance cycle at the department and individual level. While energy costs are the second fastest growing for most organizations, they have simply received a pass on individual accountability. TrendPoint provides a patented system for monitoring energy at the department and user-level. By monitoring each circuit, we assign a circuit to a user, each user to a group and each group to a site. Energy budgets can then be created and assigned to departments, allowing energy costs become a part of

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Home Energy Score to Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes

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Contacts | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Contacts Contacts Provide feedback, ask questions, or formally request assistance: Website Contact Report broken links and suggest content and/or updates to information on this website. Please use the Online Help Desk for questions or issues with the compliance software tools. Online Help Desk Submit questions regarding energy codes, compliance, REScheck(tm), COMcheck(tm), or other BECP tools to a building energy codes expert. Technical Assistance Request Submit a formal, state or local jurisdiction-level request for technical assistance. Program Contacts U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contacts for the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP). Federal (DOE) Contact Program Area Jeremy Williams, Project Manager Adoption Compliance Compliance Tools- REScheck& COMcheck Technical Assistance

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Building Component Library | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Building Component Library Building Component Library Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Building Component Library Agency/Company /Organization: NREL Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Phase: Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset Website: bcl.nrel.gov Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): buildings, nrel, data, component Language: English Building Component Library Screenshot References: Buildings Component Library[1] The Building Component Library is a repository of building data used to create building energy models. The Building Component Library is a repository of building data used to create building energy models. The data are broken down into separate

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Security and Privacy Notices Security and Privacy Notices Security Notice This Web site is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. The Department of Energy monitors this Web site for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this Web site, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 990474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.

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Buildings Technologies Deployment | Clean energy | ORNL  

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Building Technologies Deployment Building Technologies Deployment SHARE Building Technologies Deployment benchmarking commercial buildings Once building technologies emerge and become commercially available, only in exceptional cases does robust market uptake automatically follow. Additional efforts remain to ensure that emerging and under-utilized technologies are successfully deployed to the fullest extent possible. ORNL helps optimize the energy performance of buildings and industrial processes by moving technologies to full use in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors through applications research, technical assistance, and a variety of deployment strategies. The team's comprehensive knowledge of buildings and energy use spans multi-building sites, whole-buildings, systems, components, and multi-level

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Building Technologies Program | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Building Technologies Program Building Technologies Program SHARE Building Technologies Program The Building Technologies Program Office administratively facilitates the integration of ORNL research across disciplines to support federally-and privately-funded research. ORNL's buildings research is directed and funded primarily by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, specifically the Building Technologies Program. The Federal Energy Management Program, Geothermal Technologies Program, Advanced Manufacturing Office,Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, Policy and International Affairs, Concentrating Solar Power Program, Sustainability Performance Office, and other partners also support ORNL's research to develop new building technologies. Building Technologies Office

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A Prediction of Energy Savings Resulting from Building Infiltration Control  

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, working to reduce or increase it. This study uses simulation to evaluate the potential energy impact of the interaction when several different strategies for controlling air leakage direction and velocity in building envelope components are implemented...

McWatters, K.; Claridge, D. E.; Liu, M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Phase: Create a Vision Topics: Implementation Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: doe2.com/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool, DOE-2 Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software References: DOE2 Home Page[1] Perform detailed comparative analysis of building designs and technologies by applying sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques; does not require extensive experience in building performance modeling. DOE-2 is a freeware building energy analysis program that can predict the

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Buildings Energy Data Book  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

Disclaimer Disclaimer This document was designed for the internal use of the United States Department of Energy. This document will be occasionally updated and, therefore, this copy may not reflect the most current version. This document was prepared as account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency, contractor or subcontractor thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency, contractor or subcontractor thereof

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Model Predictive Control for Energy Efficient Buildings  

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Learning Control for Thermal Energy Storage Systems”. In:Predictive Control of Thermal Energy Storage in Buildingmaking use of building thermal energy storage, and this work

Ma, Yudong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

energy-related jobs: Energy Auditor, Commissioning Professional, BuildingStationary Engineer, Facility Manager, and Energy Manager. These voluntary workforce guidelines will...

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Energy Efficiency meeting in July 2011, held in Denver, Colorado.

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EZDOE  

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EZDOE EZDOE EZDOE logo. An easy to use IBM PC version of DOE-2. EZDOE calculates the hourly energy use of a building and its life-cycle cost of operation given information on the building's location, construction, operation, and heating and air conditioning system. Using hourly weather data and algorithms developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, EZDOE takes into account complex thermal storage effects of various building materials. In addition, it can also accurately simulate the operation of all types of heating and cooling plants including ice water thermal storage and cogeneration systems. Up to 22 different air handling systems each with multiple control options are supported. The types of heating and cooling plants allowed is nearly infinite as thousands of combinations of chillers, boilers, furnaces,

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners  

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Partners to someone by E-mail Partners to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Arkansas | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Arkansas Arkansas Last updated on 2013-12-10 Current News ASHRAE 90.1-2007 became the effective commercial code in Arkansas on January 1, 2013. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information Arkansas Supplements and Amendments Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Arkansas Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effective Date 01/01/2013 Adoption Date 01/13/2012 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010: No Energy cost savings for Arkansas resulting from the state updating its commercial and residential building energy codes in accordance with federal law are significant, estimated to be on the order of nearly $100 million annually by 2030.

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Minnesota | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Minnesota Minnesota Last updated on 2013-06-03 Current News The 2009 editions of the International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Fire Code (IFC) will be published soon and the Construction Codes and Licensing Division and the State Fire Marshal Division have been discussing this adoption. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004 with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information Commercial Energy Code Approved Compliance Tools Compliance forms can be downloaded from ASHRAE State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Minnesota (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Less energy efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Effective Date 06/01/2009

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Alaska | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center Alaska Last updated on 2013-12-10 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code None Statewide Amendments / Additional State Code Information N/A Approved Compliance Tools State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Alaska (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Effective Date Code Enforcement DOE Determination ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010: No Energy cost savings for Alaska resulting from the state updating its commercial and residential building energy codes in accordance with federal law are significant, estimated to be on the order of nearly $50 million annually by 2030. Alaska DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013

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Delaware | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Adoption Process State Technical Assistance Status of State Energy Code Adoption Compliance Regulations Resource Center Delaware Last updated on 2013-08-02 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information Agriculture structures are excluded. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Delaware (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 07/01/2010 Adoption Date 07/29/2009 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Delaware DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Delaware State Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes

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Washington | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Washington Washington Last updated on 2013-11-05 Current News The Washington State Building Code Council recently completed deliberations on adoption and amendment of the 2012 codes. This includes adoption of the 2012 IECC with state amendments. The new codes became effective July 1, 2013. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code State Specific Amendments / Additional State Code Information WA 2012 Nonresidential Codes Approved Compliance Tools Nonresidential Energy Code Compliance Tools Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Effective Date 07/01/2013 Adoption Date 02/01/2013 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: Yes Washington DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Washington State Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes

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Kentucky | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Kentucky Kentucky Last updated on 2013-08-02 Current News Kentucky moves forward with the 2009 IECC by reference in their updated 2007 Kentucky Building Code. 2009 IECC is effective 3/6/2011 with mandatory compliance beginning 6/1/2011. Kentucky residential code was also updated to the 2009 IECC. The code is effective 7/1/2012 with an enforcement date of 10/1/2012. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information Amendments are contained in the latest update to the 2007 Kentucky Building Code. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Kentucky (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC

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Building Energy Code Resource Guide: Air Leakage Guide | Building Energy  

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Air Leakage Guide Air Leakage Guide The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the enormous potential that exists for improving the energy efficiency, safety and comfort of homes. The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) sets the bar for energy efficiency, and air sealing requirements are one of the key provisions. This guide is a resource for understanding the air leakage requirements in the 2012 IECC and suggestions on how these measures can be met. It also provides information from Building America's Air Sealing Guide, best Practices and case studies on homes that are currently meeting the provisions. The 2012 IECC and a few International Residential Code requirements are referenced throughout the guide. Publication Date: Friday, September 30, 2011 BECP_Buidling Energy Code Resource Guide Air Leakage

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings  

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Residential Buildings Residential Buildings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat. Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program

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Building Science Education | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Science Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Science Education Building Science Education The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. In November 2012, DOE met with leaders in the building science community to develop a strategic Building Science Education Roadmap that will chart a path for training skilled professionals who apply proven innovations and recognize the value of high performance homes. The roadmap aims to: Increase awareness of high performance home benefits Build a solid infrastructure for delivering building science

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NREL: SUNREL Energy Simulation Software - Publications  

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Publications Publications Below are papers about NREL's SUNREL research. Whole-Building Energy Simulation with a Three-Dimensional Ground-Coupled Heat Transfer Model Infiltration and Natural Ventilation Model for Whole-Building Energy Simulation of Residential Buildings Improvements to the SERIRES/SUNREL Building Energy Simulation Program, Deru, M. 1996. Masters Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Printable Version SUNREL Home Get SUNREL Documentation Applications Support FAQs Publications Related Links Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback. Something went wrong. Please try again later. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications  

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Publications to someone by E-mail Publications to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

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Buildings Energy Data Book | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings Energy Data Book Buildings Energy Data Book Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings Energy Data Book Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Market analysis, Pathways analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset Website: buildingsdatabook.eere.energy.gov/ Country: United States Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

375

A Quasi-Dynamic HVAC and Building Simulation Methodology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis introduces a quasi-dynamic building simulation methodology which complements existing building simulators by allowing transient models of HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) systems to be created in an analogous way...

Davis, Clinton Paul

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

376

Sensitivity Analysis with Building Simulations to Support the Commissioning Process  

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Building performance simulations can support the commissioning process of buildings. This paper introduces an approach to implement saving measures using sensitivity analysis with a simulation model and data analysis of measured data from...

Burhenne, S.; Elci, M.; Jacob, D.; Neumann, C.; Herkel, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

3. Energy Sources, Floorspace for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" 3. Energy Sources, Floorspace for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Total Floorspace (million square feet)" ,"All Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy Source","Energy Sources Used (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Elec- tricity","Natural Gas","Fuel Oil","District Heat","District Chilled Water","Propane","Other a " "All Buildings* ...............",64783,63343,63307,43468,15157,5443,2853,7076,1401 "Building Floorspace" "(Square Feet)" "1,001 to 5,000 ...............",6789,6362,6346,3084,600,"Q","Q",806,199 "5,001 to 10,000 ..............",6585,6212,6197,3692,716,"Q","Q",725,"Q"

378

NREL: Technology Deployment - Building Energy Systems  

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Building Energy Systems Building Energy Systems NREL experts develop comprehensive energy assessments, models, and tools to optimize building systems across energy efficiency and renewable energy while also improving occupant comfort, safety, and productivity. Northeast Denver Housing Center Northeast Denver Housing Center NREL Identifies PV for 28 Affordable Housing Units Boulder County Housing Authority Boulder County Housing Authority NREL Recommendations Lead to 153 Net Zero Energy Residences Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers technical assistance and project development support by working closely with industry partners to research, develop, and deploy advanced building technologies. Examples include: Building Energy Audits and Assessments NREL provides technical assistance, guidelines, checklists, and data

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Florida | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Florida Florida Last updated on 2013-11-18 Current News The triennial code change process is currently underway. Florida expects to be equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-10 and IECC 2012 by early 2014. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code State Specific Amendments / Additional State Code Information N/A Approved Compliance Tools Can use State specific EnergyGauge Summit FlaCom State Specific Research Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effective Date 03/15/2012 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Florida DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Florida State Certification of Commercial Building Codes Current Code State Specific Amendments / Additional State Code Information Florida Building Code

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Commercial Building National Accounts | Open Energy Information  

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Commercial Building National Accounts Commercial Building National Accounts Jump to: navigation, search National Accounts is part of DOE's Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative (CBI), which was mandated by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). EISA enabled DOE to bring together parties from the private sector, DOE national labs, other federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations to advance research into low- and zero-net-energy buildings. CBI's goal is to develop market-ready, net zero-energy commercial buildings by 2025. A net zero-energy building makes as much energy as it uses over a year[1] [2]. As of 2009, estimates indicated that retail and office buildings consume 18 percent of the nation's total energy and half of nation's overall building energy (including homes, schools, and other structures). The program

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381

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Office Building  

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This paper is to present a case of a newly built office building in the UK and to show how the energy efficiency technology in building might contribute to the energy conservation and therefore in full compliance...

Rusdy Hartungi; Liben Jiang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

and Campuses and Campuses Sustainable Buildings and Campuses October 4, 2013 - 4:18pm Addthis Sustainable Buildings and Campuses The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides strategies, best practices, and resources to help Federal agencies implement sustainable design practices within Federal buildings and facilities. Learn about: Sustainable building design basics Federal requirements Sustainability for existing buildings Sustainable design for new construction and major renovations Life cycle cost analysis for sustainability Energy security planning Case studies Interagency Sustainability Working Group. Also see Sustainable Building Contacts. Addthis Related Articles Energy Department Training Breaks New Ground Sustainable Building Contacts Commissioning Training Available

383

Improve energy use in commercial buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Improve energy use in commercial buildings Improve energy use in commercial buildings Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Improve energy use in commercial buildings Find guidance for energy-efficient design projects Manage energy use in manufacturing Develop programs and policies

384

Energy end-use intensities in commercial buildings  

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This report examines energy intensities in commercial buildings for nine end uses: space heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, water heating, cooking, refrigeration, office equipment, and other. The objective of this analysis was to increase understanding of how energy is used in commercial buildings and to identify targets for greater energy efficiency which could moderate future growth in demand. The source of data for the analysis is the 1989 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption survey (CBECS), which collected detailed data on energy-related characteristics and energy consumption for a nationally representative sample of approximately 6,000 commercial buildings. The analysis used 1989 CBECS data because the 1992 CBECS data were not yet available at the time the study was initiated. The CBECS data were fed into the Facility Energy Decision Screening (FEDS) system, a building energy simulation program developed by the US Department of Energy`s Pacific Northwest Laboratory, to derive engineering estimates of end-use consumption for each building in the sample. The FEDS estimates were then statistically adjusted to match the total energy consumption for each building. This is the Energy Information Administration`s (EIA) first report on energy end-use consumption in commercial buildings. This report is part of an effort to address customer requests for more information on how energy is used in buildings, which was an overall theme of the 1992 user needs study. The end-use data presented in this report were not available for publication in Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1989 (DOE/EIA-0318(89), Washington, DC, April 1992). However, subsequent reports on end-use energy consumption will be part of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures series, beginning with a 1992 data report to be published in early 1995.

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1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Low Energy Buildings: CFD Techniques for Natural Ventilation and Thermal  

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Low Energy Buildings: CFD Techniques for Natural Ventilation and Thermal Low Energy Buildings: CFD Techniques for Natural Ventilation and Thermal Comfort Prediction Speaker(s): Malcolm Cook Date: February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter Malcolm's presentation will cover both his research and consultancy activities. This will cover the work he has undertaken during his time spent working with architects on low energy building design, with a particular focus on natural ventilation and passive cooling strategies, and the role computer simulation can play in this design process. Malcolm will talk about the simulation techniques employed, as well as the innovative passive design principles that have led to some of the UK's most energy efficient buildings. In addition to UK building projects, the talk will

386

Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE commercial building energy asset rating program information presented to stakeholders at the workshop held in Washington, DC, December 2011

387

Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This is a document posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

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Manage energy use in manufacturing | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Improve building and plant performance Improve building and plant performance » Manage energy use in manufacturing Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance Improve energy use in commercial buildings Find guidance for energy-efficient design projects Manage energy use in manufacturing

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Property:Buildings/ModelBuildingType | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings/ModelBuildingType Buildings/ModelBuildingType Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Page. It links to pages that use the form Buildings Model. Education Food Sales Food Service Health Care (Inpatient) Health Care (Outpatient) Lodging Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) Mercantile (Enclosed and Strip Malls) Office Public Assembly Public Order and Safety Religious Worship Service Warehouse and Storage Other Vacant Pages using the property "Buildings/ModelBuildingType" Showing 12 pages using this property. G General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings + Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) + General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load Baseline + Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) + General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago Low Plug Load 50% Energy Savings + Mercantile (Retail Other Than Mall) +

390

Thermal building simulation and computer generation of nodal models  

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Thermal building simulation and computer generation of nodal models H. BOYER, J.P. CHABRIAT, B exchanges and finally in the constitution of thermal state models of the building. Big variations existing from one building to another, it's necessary to build the thermal model from the building description

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

391

Retrofit Existing Buildings | Department of Energy  

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Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Retrofit Existing Buildings Photo of the Denver skyline with Wells Fargo Center building in the center of the image and the Rocky Mountains in the background. Renovation, retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings represent an opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets for their ongoing life. Often retrofit involves modifications to existing commercial buildings that may improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. In addition, retrofits are often used as opportune time to install distributed generation to a building. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge. The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners,

392

Better Buildings Challenge | Department of Energy  

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Commercial Buildings » Better Buildings Challenge Commercial Buildings » Better Buildings Challenge Better Buildings Challenge Photo of the Atlanta skyline on a sunny day, including the gold dome of the state capitol. The Better Buildings Challenge is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Better Buildings Initiative, which aims to make U.S. commercial and industrial buildings at least 20% more efficient during the next decade. To achieve this aggressive target, DOE is working with public and private sector partners that commit to being leaders in energy efficiency. These partners will implement energy savings practices that improve energy efficiency and save money, and will showcase effective strategies and the results of their efforts. The Better Buildings Challenge supports commercial and industrial building

393

Combining building thermal simulation methods and LCA methods  

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- 1 - Combining building thermal simulation methods and LCA methods Frank Pedersen, Researcher assessment (LCA) method into a whole building hygro-thermal simulation tool. The motivation for the work of buildings (CEN/TC 350). Combining LCA methods with hygro-thermal simulation tools enables designers

Hansen, René Rydhof

394

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PEAR  

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PEAR PEAR A simple PC spreadsheet program that estimates the total annual heating and cooling energy consumption of conventional houses in over 800 locations, using a database of thousands of DOE-2 computer simulations. PEAR (Program for Energy Analysis of Residences) Version 2.1 calculates the cost-benefit of conservation measured depending on user-input base case condition and costs. Used by architects and engineers to analyze the energy efficiency of house designs; used by utility companies and energy offices to evaluate retrofit measures; used by universities to teach energy-efficient design. Keywords design, retrofit, residential buildings Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic PC computer literacy; no specialized training required. Users 200 plus.

395

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Other  

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Multibuilding Facilities Multibuilding Facilities A B C E F G H I K L M N O P Q R T U V W Tool Applications Free Recently Updated AcousticCalc HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Benchmata Automated Benchmarking System Automation Portfolio Manager Software has been updated. BuildingAdvice Whole building analysis, energy simulation, renewable energy, retrofit analysis, sustainability/green buildings Software has been updated. Carbon Estates Energy Benchmarking; Retrofitting Simulation; Energy Management; Carbon Management Software has been updated. Commodity Server energy database server, time series energy, portfolio management CONTAM airflow analysis; building controls; contaminant dispersal; indoor air quality, multizone analysis, smoke control, smoke management, ventilation Free software. Software has been updated.

396

PROPOSED 2013 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS  

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PROPOSED 2013 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS Title 24, Part 6, and Associated400201200415 DAY #12;2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Page 1 NOTICE NOTICE This version of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards is a marked version; that is, it contains underlined or struck

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Creative graphics | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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How can we help you? How can we help you? » Communicate and educate » ENERGY STAR communications toolkit » Motivate with a competition » ENERGY STAR National Building Competition » Competitor resources » Creative graphics Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Build an energy program Improve building and plant performance

398

Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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» Buildings & Plants » Buildings & Plants » About us » Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR Become an ENERGY STAR partner Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants Registry of ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants

399

Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages  

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billion m 2 of green buildings and energy retrofits for morerates. China’s  green  building  energy  labeling  scheme  existing local green building energy labeling programs and

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Healthcare Buildings: A Roadmap to Improved Energy Efficiency  

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operation with energy efficiency in building systems. X X Xoperation with energy efficiency in building systems. 10.3.energy efficiency improvements in healthcare buildings. A

Singer, Brett C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

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For Energy Efficiency of Public Building -- GB 50189.communication on building energy efficiency policy in China.Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings. ASHRAE

Levine, Mark

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Worldwide Status of Energy Standards for Buildings - Appendices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Organization: Energy Efficiency Building Code (EEBC-92)to increase energy efficiency in buildings: Infonnationabout energy efficiency for buildings in: Jamaica 22.

Janda, K.B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Energy assessment of office buildings in China using China building energy codes and LEED 2.2  

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Abstract China building energy codes (CBEC) have been introduced for over two decades but little has been publicized in literature. LEED on the contrary is the most publicized building environmental assessment scheme. To enable better understanding of the compliance standards of CBEC, this paper presents the energy performance assessment results (represented by energy and energy cost savings) of three office buildings in China (one in Beijing and two in Shanghai) using the current versions of CBEC and LEED. The energy and energy cost savings of the three buildings were predicted based on hour-by-hour simulations using the weather data and energy tariffs of Beijing and Shanghai where the three studied buildings are located, and their actual building and system characteristics. The study revealed that LEED in general sets more stringent requirements than CBEC in indoor design conditions, building envelope characteristics and air-conditioning system features. Amongst various building end uses, energy use for air-conditioning was found dominating the assessment results, and the use of energy efficient measures not forming part of the baseline criteria, could lead to 2 to 5% reduction in the overall building energy use. The two schemes were benchmarked against BEAM Plus and their weaknesses were also unveiled.

Hua Chen; W.L. Lee; Xiaolin Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Analysis of Energy Saving Potential of a Low-Energy Building in China  

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The objective of this study is to set up a road map for Chinese low-energy buildings with regards to technology solutions and ... economic perspectives. By simulation and calculation, different energy-efficient s...

Shuaifei Wang; Xiang Zhou; Guangyu Cao…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Dynamic model based on experimental investigations of a wood pellet steam engine micro CHP for building energy simulation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract A wood pellet micro combined heat and power device (?CHP) has been tested in order to characterize its performances in steady and transient states. A dynamic model based on these experimental investigations has been developed in order to predict its energy performances and its pollutant emissions. The model is designed with a few parameters experimentally accessible. This model has been implemented in TRNSYS numerical environment. This work focuses on the experimental investigations and on the model description. The modelling approach is based on a physical part (an energy balance on the entire device and a combustion model), and on an empirical part (correlations for the fuel power input and for the thermal and electrical outputs). The model characterizes the ?CHP behaviour for different part load ratios (PLR) (power modulation). The dynamic phases with start-up and cooling phases are also taken into account.

Jean-Baptiste Bouvenot; Benjamin Latour; Monica Siroux; Bernard Flament; Pascal Stabat; Dominique Marchio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Residential Buildings Integration | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Use a whole building approach for home upgrades through ENERGY STAR. Support energy efficiency upgrade markets by providing grants to states, local governments, and...

407

Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 On this page, you may link...

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Building America Update Newsletter | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program, which helps to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Each...

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Building Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa Building Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa March 31, 2014 - 2:43pm Addthis Deputy Secretary Poneman joins with...

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Energy efficient buildings in Qingdao, China.  

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?? At present, an important task for Chinese governments at all levels is to save energy and reduce pollutant emissions. The task of buildings energy… (more)

Tengteng, Sun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Windows and Building Envelope | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

and market challenges in the windows and building envelope sector. Image: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read more Insulation and Window Projects Named as Top Energy...

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Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Commercial Buildings » Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Commercial Buildings » Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES, pronounced "beads" or /bi:ds/) is designed to support analysis of the measured energy performance of commercial, multifamily, and residential buildings, by providing a common data format, definitions, and an exchange protocol for building characteristics, efficiency measures, and energy use. Challenge One of the primary challenges to expanding the building energy efficiency retrofit market is the lack of empirical data on the energy performance and physical and operational characteristics of commercial, multifamily, and residential buildings. This makes it difficult for building-level

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Buildings Performance Database | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings » Buildings Performance Database Buildings » Buildings Performance Database Buildings Performance Database The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) unlocks the power of building energy performance data. The platform enables users to perform statistical analysis on an anonymous dataset of tens of thousands of commercial and residential buildings from across the country. Users can compare performance trends among similar buildings to identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements. Access BPD Contact Us Key Features The BPD contains actual data on tens of thousands of existing buildings -- not modeled data or anecdotal evidence. The BPD enables statistical analysis without revealing information about individual buildings.

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BECP News | Building Energy Codes Program  

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BECP News BECP News BECP News January 2012 Introduction The BECP News newsletter encourages the exchange of information among building professionals and organizations, state and local code officials, and researchers. Its goal is to facilitate timely development and early adoption of the building energy conservation standards. What can be done to curb the significant and ever-growing impact of building energy use? Adoption and implementation of building energy codes in communities across the United States are critical components in overall efforts to promote energy savings in buildings. Building energy codes lead to long-term energy savings by promoting construction of new energy-efficient buildings and introducing energy-efficient construction methods and technologies during

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Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Building Design Training Sustainable Building Design Training Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Building Design Training Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_training.html References: Sustainable Building Design Training[1] Logo: Sustainable Building Design Training This training, sponsored by FEMP and other organizations, provides Federal agencies the essential information and skills needed to plan, implement, and manage sustainable buildings and sites. Overview "Sustainable Design Training Opportunities to learn more about sustainable design are available throughout the year. This training, sponsored by FEMP

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Building Energy Tools Software Directory | Open Energy Information  

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Building Energy Tools Software Directory Building Energy Tools Software Directory Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Building Energy Tools Software Directory Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Develop Goals Topics: Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/ References: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/ Logo: Building Energy Tools Software Directory This directory provides information on 388 building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools listed in this directory include databases,

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Idaho | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Idaho Idaho Last updated on 2013-06-03 Current News As of January 1, 2011, all jurisdictions are required to comply with the 2009 IECC. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Idaho (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 01/01/2011 Adoption Date 06/08/2010 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Idaho DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Current Code 2009 IECC Approved Compliance Tools Can use REScheck State Specific Research Impacts of the 2009 IECC for Residential Buildings in the State of Idaho (BECP Report, Sept. 2009)

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Determinations | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Regulations Regulations Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Compliance Regulations Determinations Federal Buildings Manufactured Housing Resource Center Determinations Commercial Determinations Residential Determinations Final Determination on ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 On October 19, 2011, DOE issued a final determination that ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 would achieve greater energy efficiency in buildings subject to the standard than if they were built to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. View the complete final determination notice that appeared in the Federal Register on October 19, 2011. View the complete preliminary determination notice that appeared in the Federal Register on July 20, 2011. State Certification This final determination is being published before the two year deadline

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Kansas | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Kansas Kansas Last updated on 2013-06-03 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code None Statewide Amendments / Additional State Code Information The State has adopted the 2006 IECC as the applicable EE standard for commercial and industrial buildings in Kansas (KSA 66-1227). The same law also states that "the state corporation commission has no authority to adopt or enforce energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial, or industrial structures." Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Kansas (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Effective Date 04/10/2007 Code Enforcement Voluntary DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Kansas DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013

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Georgia | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Georgia Georgia Last updated on 2013-07-18 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information GA Amendments Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck Must choose ASHRAE 90.1-2007 as code option. State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Georgia (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 01/01/2011 Adoption Date 11/03/2010 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Georgia State Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Codes Extension Request Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information GA Amendments Approved Compliance Tools Can use REScheck

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421

Pennsylvania | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Last updated on 2013-11-05 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information Pennsylvania's current code is the 2009 IECC with reference to ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Pennsylvania (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 12/31/2009 Adoption Date 12/10/2009 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Pennsylvania DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Pennsylvania State Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information Pennsylvania's current residential code is the 2009 IECC, 2009 IRC, Chapter 11, and/or PA-Alt. Adherence to Pennsylvania's Alternative Residential Energy Provisions 2009 is an acceptable means of demonstrating compliance with the energy conservation code requirements of the Uniform Construction Code.

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Building design guidance and resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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4: Design to be energy efficient 4: Design to be energy efficient » Building design guidance and resources Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section Why you should design to earn the ENERGY STAR Follow EPA's step-by-step process Step 1: Assemble a team Step 2: Set an energy performance target Step 3: Evaluate your target using ENERGY STAR tools Step 4: Design to be energy efficient

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Healthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, energy consumption from building ventilation could be one of the limiting factors in achieving energy quality or, conversely, overventilation, which wastes energy. To develop the healthbased ventilationHealthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH PIER Environmental Research www.energy

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EZ Sim  

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EZ Sim EZ Sim Quick spreadsheet tool equivalent to sophisticated engineering analysis. EZ Sim lets you use utility bills to calibrate a simulation of a commercial facility in an interactive graphic window. Once it matches your bills, the simulation model can provide reliable estimates of potential conservation savings. The calibration process reveals how energy is used within the facility, helping diagnose why there is excessive consumption or poorly functioning building components. Potential users can review case study examples on the web site. Model also provides precision and confidence limits of savings estimates consistent with IPMVP performance verification protocol. Use utility bills to reveal the patterns of use in your facility: Diagnose energy patterns and consumption.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HAP  

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HAP HAP HAP logo. A versatile system design tool and an energy simulation tool in one package, Carrier�s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software. HAP�s design module uses a system-based approach to HVAC load estimating. This approach tailors sizing procedures and results to the specific type of system being considered. Central AHUs, packaged rooftop units, split systems, fan coils, water source heat pumps and PTACs can easily be sized, as can CAV, VAV and multiple-zone systems. Calculation rigor and integrity are provided by the ASHRAE Transfer Function Method for calculating building heat flow. HAP�s energy analysis module performs an hour-by-hour simulation of

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Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesEfficiency and Renewable Energy, Building TechnologiesBuilding Stock. Golden, Colorado: National Renewable Energy

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings August 12,Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings. Energyfor Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Hot Summer

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Basics | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Sustainable Sustainable Building Basics Sustainable Building Basics October 4, 2013 - 4:21pm Addthis Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Star Perfomer  

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Star Perfomer Star Perfomer Star Perfomer logo. Outlines simple steps to help office building owners, managers and tenants improve their greenhouse and energy efficiency performance, simply by asking some straightforward questions about the size, operating hours, current performance and equipment standards of the building. Star Performer is a diagnostic tool that uses the current operational energy performance of the building measured against a national benchmark, obtained through the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating scheme (see links below), as a basis for making recommendations. The tool covers all areas of the building which affect operational energy performance, including building fabric, equipment and operational practices. Star Perfomer will point you in the right direction and give

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Massachusetts | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Massachusetts Massachusetts Last updated on 2013-11-04 Current News The BBRS voted to adopt the 2012 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 on July 9, 2013. They will be phased in over an extended concurrency period, and is expected to become the sole effective baseline energy code on July 1, 2014. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information 13.0 Energy Conservation- 2009 IECC Approved Compliance Tools State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Massachusetts (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 07/01/2010 Adoption Date 01/01/2010 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: Yes

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Glossary | Building Energy Codes Program  

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NAECA NAECA The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, 42 USC 6291 et seq., as amended, Public Law 100-12. NAGDM National Association of Garage Door Manufacturers. NCSBCS The National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards. NEEA Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. NEEP Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. Net Wall Area The net wall area includes the opaque wall area of all above-grade walls enclosing conditioned spaces, the opaque area of conditioned basement walls less than 50% below grade (including the below-grade portions), and peripheral edges of floors. The net wall area does not include windows, doors, or other such openings, because they are treated separately. NFPA National Fire Protection Association. NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council.

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Michigan | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Michigan Michigan Last updated on 2013-06-03 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information 2009 Commercial MI Uniform Energy Code Rules Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Michigan (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effective Date 03/09/2011 Adoption Date 11/08/2010 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: No ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Michigan DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information 2009 Residential MI Uniform Energy Code Rules Approved Compliance Tools Can use REScheck

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Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Buildings use 40% of total energy in the United States - more than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Technical improvements and cost reductions (see Appendix 3) in building materials, components and energy management systems are enabling progress in reducing the nation's energy consumption and consequent greenhouse gas emissions with payback periods as low as 24 months. With responsibility and funding for the nation's largest set of building energy-related research, development and deployment programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) should lead efforts to ensure building energy efficiency is a national priority. One of the most important things DOE can do to reduce the country's energy use and dependence on fossil fuels is to actively lead the national

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Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Buildings use 40% of total energy in the United States - more than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Technical improvements and cost reductions (see Appendix 3) in building materials, components and energy management systems are enabling progress in reducing the nation's energy consumption and consequent greenhouse gas emissions with payback periods as low as 24 months. With responsibility and funding for the nation's largest set of building energy-related research, development and deployment programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) should lead efforts to ensure building energy efficiency is a national priority. One of the most important things DOE can do to reduce the country's energy use and dependence on fossil fuels is to actively lead the national

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Special Building Renovations | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Special Building Renovations Special Building Renovations Special Building Renovations October 16, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis A number of building types have specific energy uses and needs, and as such the renewable opportunities may be different from a typical office building. This section briefly discusses the following Federal building types with specific design considerations for renewable energy: data centers, historic buildings, hospitals, laboratories, remote facilities, residential, and warehouses and service buildings. Data Centers Because data centers account for an ever-growing amount of energy consumption, designing high efficiency data centers is both a sustainable and economic option. Coupled with energy efficiency measures, renewable energy technologies can provide some opportunities for data centers. Since

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Ohio | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Ohio Ohio Last updated on 2013-10-21 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information Ohio's commercial code is the 2009 IECC with a direct reference to ASHRAE 90.1-07. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Ohio (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 11/01/2011 Adoption Date 03/07/2011 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Ohio DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Ohio State Certification of Commercila and Residential Building Energy Codes Current Code 2009 IECC with Amendments Amendments / Additional State Code Information Effective January 1, 2013 the residential code in Ohio is based on Chapter 11 of the 2009 IRC. It includes the 2009 IECC and state-specific alternative compliance paths. The 2013 Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) contains amendments to allow compliance to be demonstrated in three ways: (1) 2009 IECC; or (2) RCO Sections 1101 through 1104; or RCO Section 1105 ("The Ohio Homebuilder's Association Alternative Energy Code Option").

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: eQUEST  

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eQUEST eQUEST eQUEST® is a widely used, time-proven whole building energy performance design tool. Its wizards, dynamic defaults, interactive graphics, parametric analysis, and rapid execution make eQUEST uniquely able to conduct whole-building performance simulation analysis throughout the entire design process, from the earliest conceptual stages to the final stages of design. eQUEST's simulation engine, DOE 2.2, is also time-proven, well known, and widely used. Screen Shots Keywords energy performance, simulation, energy use analysis, conceptual design performance analysis, LEED, Energy and Atmosphere Credit analysis, Title 24, compliance analysis, life cycle costing, DOE 2, PowerDOE, building design wizard, energy efficiency measure wizard, eem Validation/Testing

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Building Energy Codes Survey Tool  

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Codes Program Codes Program Building Energy Codes Survey Tool The following surveys are available: No available surveys Please contact ( webmaster@energycode.pnl.gov ) for further assistance. English Albanian Arabic Basque Belarusian Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional; Hong Kong) Chinese (Traditional; Taiwan) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Dutch Informal English Estonian Finnish French Galician German German informal Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Italian (formal) Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian (Bokmal) Norwegian (Nynorsk) Persian Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazilian) Punjabi Romanian Russian Serbian Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Spanish Spanish (Mexico) Swedish Thai Turkish Urdu Vietnamese Welsh

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Advanced, Integrated Control for Building Operations | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Advanced, Integrated Control for Building Advanced, Integrated Control for Building Operations Advanced, Integrated Control for Building Operations The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into advanced integrated controls for building operations and seeking to validate energy savings strategies by simulations. Project Description This project will develop an advanced, integrated control for the following building systems: Cooling and heating Lighting Ventilation Window and blind operation. A variety of operation and energy saving control strategies will be evaluated on a building equipped with alternative cooling and heating methods, including fan coil units, radiant mullions, and motorized window and blinds. Project Partners Research is being undertaken by DOE, Siemens Corporate Research, Siemens

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Buildings Events | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Buildings Events Buildings Events August 2014 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Building America Webinar: High...

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Energy Information Agency's 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey Tables  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Energy use intensities in commercial buildings vary widely and depend on activity and climate, as shown in this data table, which was derived from the Energy Information Agency's 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Be06  

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Be06 Be06 Be06 logo Calculates the energy demand of buildings in relation to the new energy requirements in the 2006 additions to the Danish Building Regulations 1995 implementing the EU EPBD, Energy Performance of Building Directive. Be06 calculations are performed in accordance with the mandatory calculation procedure described in SBi-direction 213: Energy Demand of Buildings (In Danish: SBi-anvisning 213: Bygningers Energibehov). The software uses the mandatory calculation core also developed by the Danish Building Research Institute, SBi. Be06 calculates the expected energy demand to operate the heating and climate conditioning systems in all types of buildings e.g. houses, block of flats, offices, institutions, schools, shops and workshops. The Be06 software calculates the needed energy supply to a building for room

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Commercial Reference Buildings | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Commercial Reference Buildings Jump to: navigation, search DOE developed Commercial Reference Buildings which provide descriptions for whole building analysis using EnergyPlus. There are 16 building types and three categories that apply to all building types. The commercial reference buildings were developed across 16 reference locations. Contents 1 Building Types 2 Construction Categories 3 Climate Zones Used to Create Reference Buildings 4 References Building Types DOE developed 16 Commercial Reference Building Types[1] , which represent approximately 70% of the commercial buildings in the U.S. [2]. Whole

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Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Retail Buildings is a component of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Existing Buildings series. The aim of the guides is to facilitate a rapid escalation in the number of energy efficiency projects in existing buildings and to enhance the quality and depth of those projects. By presenting general project planning guidance as well as financial payback metrics for the most common energy efficiency measures, these guides provide a practical roadmap to effectively planning and implementing performance improvements for existing buildings.

Liu, Guopeng; Liu, Bing; Zhang, Jian; Wang, Weimin; Athalye, Rahul A.; Moser, Dave; Crowe, Eliot; Bengtson, Nick; Effinger, Mark; Webster, Lia; Hatten, Mike

2011-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

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Sustainable Building Case Studies | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Case Studies Case Studies Sustainable Building Case Studies October 4, 2013 - 4:58pm Addthis These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry. High Performance Federal Buildings Database The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples. Third-Party Certification ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more. Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for

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Building Envelope Research | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Envelope Research Building Envelope Research Building Envelope Research The Emerging Technology team conducts research into technologies and processes related to the building envelope. The goal of these efforts is to help reduce the amount of energy used in the building envelope by 20% compared to 2010 levels. By partnering with industry, researchers, and other stakeholders, the Department of Energy acts as a catalyst in developing new materials, coatings, and systems designed to improve energy efficiency. Research in building envelope technologies includes: Foundations Insulation Roofing and Attics Walls Foundations Photo of the concrete foundation of a building that's under construction. Building foundation insulation systems can help improve energy efficiency, but are affected by variables that can be hard to detect, such moisture.

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INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS: PRODUCTIVITY & BUILDING SCIENCE  

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Integrated Design of Commercial Building Ceiling Systems Integrated Design of Residential Ducting & Air FlowINTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS: PRODUCTIVITY & BUILDING SCIENCE Productivity and Interior Environments Integrated Design of Large Commercial HVAC Systems Integrated Design of Small Commercial HVAC Systems

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Comparison of International Building Energy Standards  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A look at Buildings account for about 1/3 of all the energy consumption in the world, and much of this consumption footprint is locked in through the design and construction of the building.

Evans, Meredydd; Shui, Bin; Delgado, Alison

2009-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Healthcare Energy: Massachusetts General Hospital Gray Building  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Building Technologies Office conducted a healthcare energy end-use monitoring project in partnership with two hospitals. This page contains highlights from monitoring at the Gray Building at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings  

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Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Generative Design Systems Applied to Low-Energy Buildings Speaker(s): Maria Luisa de Oliveira Gama Caldas Date: March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Paul Mathew Generative Design Systems (GDS) represent a step beyond parametric models, integrating design goals, building simulations and shape generation. In this seminar, present and future research projects on the application of different GDS to low-energy buildings are discussed. The software GENE_ARCH integrates energy simulations with multicriteria search methods such as pareto genetic algorithms, to locate acceptable alternatives that move the current design towards performance goals set by the user. DIVA, a system that integrates parametric geometrical modeling with Radiance, Daysim and

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile – Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This Building America Innovations profile describes the DOE-sponsored BEopt software, which ensures a consistent analysis platform and accurate simulations. Many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified homes.

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Nevada | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Nevada Nevada Last updated on 2013-06-27 Current News On November 10, 2011, The Nevada State office of Energy adopted the 2009 IECC with an effective date of July 1, 2012. Jurisdictions in southern Nevada adopted the 2009 IECC effective July 5, 2011. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Amendments / Additional State Code Information The commercial code in Nevada effective July 1, 2012 is the 2009 IECC with reference to 90.1-2007. Jurisdictions in southern Nevada adopted the 2009 IECC Effective July 5, 2011. Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Nevada (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 07/01/2012

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Texas | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Texas Texas Last updated on 2013-12-10 Current News Cities in Texas are beginning to move their energy codes forward. The city of Cedar Park adopted the 2012 IECC, effective October 1, 2012. Amarillo has also adopted the 2012 IECC, although with some weakining provisions. In addition, the Houston City Council recently voted to require all new residential construction to be 10% higher than the 2009 IECC. Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code 2009 IECC Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Texas (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to 2009 IECC Effective Date 04/01/2011 Adoption Date 06/04/2010 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes

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Louisiana | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Louisiana Louisiana Last updated on 2013-08-02 Commercial Residential Code Change Current Code ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 Amendments / Additional State Code Information N/A Approved Compliance Tools Can use COMcheck State Specific Research Impacts of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for Commercial Buildings in the State of Louisiana (BECP Report, Sept. 2009) Approximate Energy Efficiency Equivalent to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effective Date 07/20/2011 Adoption Date 07/20/2011 Code Enforcement Mandatory DOE Determination ASHRAE 90.1-2007: Yes ASHRAE 90.1-2010: No Louisiana DOE Determination Letter, May 31, 2013 Louisiana State Certification of Commercial and Residential Building Energy Codes Current Code 2006 IRC Amendments / Additional State Code Information Louisiana's current residential code is the 2006 IRC with direct reference to the 2006 IECC. All AC duct insulation is R6 instead of R8 and to include Section R301.2.1.1 of the 2003 edition of the IRC in lieu of Section R301.2.1.1 of the 2006 edition.

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Exis0ng Buildings How achieve significant commercial building energy efficiency?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

� Led BU Energy Audit over past 3 years � University Sustainability CommiAchieving Energy Efficiency in Exis0ng Buildings �How achieve significant commercial building energy efficiency? Focus on HVAC. �Our solu0on

Hutyra, Lucy R.

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Green Building Requirement | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Green Building Requirement Green Building Requirement Green Building Requirement < Back Eligibility Commercial Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Bioenergy Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Provider District Department of the Environment The District of Columbia City Council enacted [http://dcclims1.dccouncil.us/images/00001/20061218152322.pdf B16-515] on December 5, 2006, establishing green building standards for public buildings and privately-owned commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or

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Better Buildings Challenge | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Better Buildings Challenge Better Buildings Challenge Better Buildings Challenge Better Buildings Challenge: Leadership, Transparency and Results Read more Partners Recognized at Industrial Energy Technology Conference Read more Jones Lang LaSalle's Showcase Project: Moscone Convention Center Read more Portland Public Schools' Showcase Project: Benson Polytechnic High School Read more Delaware's Showcase Project: Carvel State Office Building Read more Challenge Partners & Allies Represent 2 Billion Square Feet Committed $2 Billion in Financing through Allies 300+ Manufacturing Facilities Highlights Program Expansion: Multifamily Residential Better Buildings Challenge: Progress Update - Spring 2013 Partner Solutions: Implementation Models Partner Progress Against Energy Performance Goals Demonstrating Results: Showcase Projects

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Assessment of Energy Impact of Window Technologies for Commercial Buildings  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

average commercial buildings site energy usage of 91 kBtu/commercial buildings, even though the average Energy Usage

Hong, Tianzhen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Switzerland  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Switzerland Switzerland A E F L M P U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated ACOUSALLE acoustics, codes and standards ECO-BAT environmental performance, life cycle assessment, sustainable development Software has been updated. EnerCAD Building Energy Efficiency; Early Design Optimization; Architecture Oriented; Life Cycle Analysis Software has been updated. flixo 2D heat transfer, cold bridge, fenestration, frame U-value, thermal bridge Software has been updated. LESO-COMFORT thermal comfort, load calculation, energy LESO-SHADE shading factors, solar shading, building geometry LESOCOOL airflow, passive cooling, energy simulation, mechanical ventilation LESODIAL Daylighting, early design stage, user-friendliness LESOKAI thermal tranmission, water vapor, building envelope Software has been updated.

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461

Commercial Building Partnerships | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Building Partnerships Building Partnerships Commercial Building Partnerships Image shows a well-lit, warehouse-like produce section of a Whole Foods store. Much of the lighting in the photo eminates from windows along the left side of the photo. The Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP) initiative is demonstrating dramatic energy savings in commercial buildings. Through this cost-shared initiative, partner organizations team with Building Technologies Office (BTO) representatives and others to improve energy efficiency in new and existing buildings. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory staff and private-sector technical experts provide energy analysis support and engineering expertise to explore energy-saving ideas and strategies. Organizations not involved with CBP will benefit from the lessons learned,

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Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile Â… House Simulation Protocols (the Building America Benchmark  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Insight Homes of Delaware worked Insight Homes of Delaware worked with Building America research partner IBACOS to design and analyze multiple iterations of prototype homes until an optimum combination of efficiency measures was derived. Building America has proven to be a world-class research program that has delivered transformative innovations to the housing industry. A solid technical underpinning has been critical to this success, and that has been provided by simulation protocols that ensure a consistent framework for technical analysis. The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program sponsors projects conducted by its research teams working in the field with home builders and contractors. These teams use a systems engineering process to perform cost and performance assessments relative to each builder or retrofit

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Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings - August 2010 Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings - August 2010 Overview of building...

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Building Energy Codes Program Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Jeremiah Williams, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation at the 2014 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building Building Energy Codes...

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Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies...

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Worldwide Status of Energy Standards for Buildings - Appendices  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. This survey has been designedtypes of energy standards for buildings. Please respond asI: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF BUILDING ENERGY STANDARDS Does your

Janda, K.B.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Building Incentive | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Green Building Incentive Green Building Incentive Jump to: navigation, search Green buildings are designed and constructed using practices and materials that minimize the impacts of the building on the environment and on human health. Many cities and counties offer financial incentives to promote green building. The most common form of incentive is a reduction or waiver of a building permit fee. The U.S. Green Building CouncilÂ’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a popular point-based certification program for green buildings. The LEED system awards points for site selection and development; material, energy and water efficiency; indoor air quality; innovation; and the application of renewable technologies. (Note that this category includes green building incentives

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Building America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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Tools Tools Building America Research Tools Building America provides technical tools to support researchers and building industry professionals in ensuring consistent research results for new and existing homes. The following resources can be used to evaluate optimal building designs, access performance and cost data, execute field tests, and track research progress. Image is a rendering of a two-story residential building with an entrance on the front. To the right of this building is another large building shaded in gray, and to the left is a smaller structure shaded in gray. Building Energy Optimization Software (BEopt): This software provides capabilities to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal efficiency packages at various levels of whole-house energy

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Green Building Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Building Incentives Building Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Green buildings are designed and constructed using practices and materials that minimize the impacts of the building on the environment and on human health. Many cities and counties offer financial incentives to promote green building. The most common form of incentive is a reduction or waiver of a building permit fee. The U.S. Green Building CouncilÂ’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a popular point-based certification program for green buildings. The LEED system awards points for site selection and development; material, energy and water efficiency; indoor air quality; innovation; and the application of renewable technologies. (Note that this category includes green building incentives

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Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency  

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Residential Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Residential Energy Efficiency Solutions: From Innovation to Market Transformation Conference, July 2012 on Delicious

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Federal Energy Management Program: Sustainable Building Basics  

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Basics Basics Image of the side of a sustainable building Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship. Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure. For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs. Learn more about the: Benefits of sustainable building design

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A methodology for a thermal energy building audit  

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The present paper introduces a new method for the certification of the energy consumption of a building recording its “energy behavior”. The method utilizes energy indices such as Index of Thermal Charge or Index of Energy Disposition to simulate the heat losses of the building and the heat flow because of the temperature difference (?T) from the inner to outer space. The present method and the algorithm that is implemented could be used as a part of a building energy audit or as a single audit method. Additionally it could be used for the inspection of the energy efficiency in public or municipal buildings. The forenamed method is currently under investigation by the present research team.

Pantelis N. Botsaris; Spyridon Prebezanos

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z