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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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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool  

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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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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool  

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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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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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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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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool...  

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Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to...

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Building Energy Analyzer  

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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 Software Tools Directory: DOE Sponsored Tools  

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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Solar Tool  

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Solar Tool Solar Tool Solar Tool logo. Makes the process of accurately sizing and positioning overhangs, shading devices and louvers easy. This software is a must for architects, planners and building services engineers, anyone who needs to quickly determine the extent of solar penetration into buildings, overshadowing or the most appropriate means of shading a window. The program uses a flexible, parametric model on which can be placed any number of horizontal, vertical and detached shades. You can select any date, time or location, seeing immediately the resulting shadows whilst interactively manipulating the geometry to show immediately the effects. You can also choose to automatically optimise the size and shape of any shading device over any range of dates and times you require. Screen Shots

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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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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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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Canada  

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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 Energy Software Tools Directory: SBEM  

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SBEM SBEM SBEM screen Simplified tool which provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption primarily for the purposes of assessing compliance with Part L (England & Wales), Section 6 (Scotland) and Part F (Northern Ireland) of Building Regulations and eventually for building performance certification EPBD in UK. SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) calculates monthly energy use and carbon dioxide emissions of a building given a description of the building’s geometry, construction, use, and HVAC and lighting equipment. It was originally based on the Dutch methodology NEN 2916:1998 (Energy Performance of Non-Residential Buildings) and has since been modified to comply with the emerging CEN Standards. SBEM makes use of standard sets of data for different activity areas and calls on databases

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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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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve  

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Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea.org/papers/pathways/buildings_certification.pdf Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency Screenshot References: nergy Performance Certification of Buildings[1] Logo: Energy Performance Certification of Buildings: A Policy Tool to Improve Energy Efficiency

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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CPF Tools  

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CPF Tools CPF Tools CPF Tools logo CPF Tools is the market-leading software for solar installers connecting sales, system design and financing. Screen Shots Keywords Solar Sales, Quoting Tool, Proposal Tool, Solar Financing, Leads, Auto-Populate, Rebate Form, CRM software, Customer and Financing Dashboard Validation/Testing None Expertise Required Basic understanding of PV. Training is provided through our help site, which features training videos, a user community through Get Satisfaction, and user guides. We also offer live phone support and regular training webinars. Users More than 2,000 Audience Solar professionals, including installers, sales representatives, operations and system design specialists. We also offer a "Channel Manager" version of CPF Tools for manufacturers and distributors.

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Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools 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 Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool | Department of Energy  

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Scoring Tool Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool This Asset Scoring Tool will guide your data collection, store your building information, and generate Asset Scores and system evaluations for your building envelope and building systems. The Asset Scoring Tool will also identify cost-effective upgrade opportunities and help you gain insight into the energy efficiency potential of your building. Key Features The Asset Scoring Tool will generate an Asset Score Report that will provide: A whole-building energy efficiency score based on the building envelope and building systems (heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting and service hot water). An evaluation of the current building systems that identifies inefficient building systems A set of opportunities to save energy and money

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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 world’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 it’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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: RESEM  

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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 Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Other  

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Water Conservation Water Conservation C D E F G H I K M R S T U W Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Cymap Mechanical Load calculation, Pipe sizing & Radiator selection, Duct sizing, Hot and cold water design, SAP, iSBEM, EPCs, Psychrometrics. Dataplus-online monitoring and targeting, energy management, self-billing e-Bench energy benchmarking, environmental benchmarking, energy audit, invoice verification and reconciliation, performance contract verification Software has been updated. E.A.S.Y. - Energy Accounting System for Your Buildings Energy Accounting, OMV System, Building baseline development, Energy and Emissions Savings Software has been updated. EA-QUIP building modeling, energy savings analysis, retrofit optimization (work scope development), investment analysis, online energy analysis tool, multifamily building analysis Software has been updated.

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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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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AVReporter  

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AVReporter AVReporter tool_avreporter.jpg Energy management systems can measure data via installed hardware and turn it into valuable information. The AVReporter Energy Management software then will turn this information into reports and analytical information aiding energy efficiency, helping to realize where and when to change user platform in order to reduce consumption. Screen Shots Keywords Energy management, energy monitoring, reducing CO2, increase energy efficency, ISO50001 Validation/Testing Compatible with ISO50001 Standards and LEED Certifications. Expertise Required For users: none. For system integrators: electrical engineer and IT specialist. Users Users over 100 in Hungary and international Audience Production companies, building complexes, logistic centers and shopping

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Switzerland  

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

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Load Calculation Load Calculation A B C D E F G H I J L M N P Q R S T U V 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. AIRWIND Pro Air Conditioning Load Calculation AnTherm Thermal heat bridges, heat flow, steady state, 2D, 3D, transfer coefficients, thermal conductance, visualization, simulation, European standards, EPBD, temperature distribution, vapor transfer, vapor diffusion, avoiding moisture, avoiding mould, energy performance, linear thermal transmittance, point thermal transmittance, vapor pressure, surface condensation, thermal comfort, dew point Software has been updated.

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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: 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.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PASSPORT  

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PASSPORT PASSPORT PASSPORT logo. Correlation-based evaluation tool that enables heating needs in residential buildings to be assessed. It has been developed in the framework of the PASSYS project of the European Commission DG XII. The PASSPORT tool has close links to a preliminary European Standard for calculating energy requirements for heating in residential buildings, because the PASSYS project and a working group of the European Standardisation Committee (CEN TC 89 WG4), having similar concerns, have worked in close collaboration. A choice is offered to the user of PASSPORT: either to follow strictly the CEN Standard or to call upon some features, intended to improve the accuracy of the results (especially in the case of passive solar buildings), but not retained by CEN for implification reasons.

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

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Retrofit Analysis Retrofit Analysis A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V W Tool Applications Free Recently Updated AcousticCalc HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level 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. AFT Fathom design, pump selection, pipe analysis, duct design, duct sizing, chilled water systems, hot water system Software has been updated. AUDIT operating cost, bin data, residential, commercial

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: FRESA  

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FRESA FRESA A first-order screening tool to identify potentially cost-effective applications of renewable energy technology on a building and facility level. FRESA (Federal Renewable Energy Screening Assistant) is useful for determining which renewable energy applications require further investigation. Technologies represented include: active solar heating, active solar cooling, solar hot water, daylighting with windows, daylighting with skylights, photovoltaic, solar thermal electric (parabolic dish, parabolic trough, central power tower), wind electricity, small hydropower, biomass electricity (wood, waste, etc.), and cooling load avoidance (multiple glazing, window shading, increased wall insulation, infiltration control). Life-cycle cost calculations comply with 10 CFR 436.

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Sefaira  

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Sefaira Sefaira tool_sefaira.jpg Sefaira allows architects to focus on performance from the beginning of their design process with software that provides them with real-time feedback for their building’s design. Architects can directly use that feedback to influence their design, instead of validating a design at the end of their process. Architects can study form & facade design, compare design options and strategies, find the strategies with the biggest impact and optimize key design parameters, such as shading, glazing ratios, and orientation. Screen Shots Keywords Early-stage performance analysis of building envelope, HVAC, water & renewables , Real-time building performance analysis, Parametric analysis, Thermal comfort analysis Validation/Testing Sefaira leverages two energy analysis engines for different types of

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

slides from June 14, 2013 webinar on the commercial building energy asset scoring tool application programming interface

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Rehab Advisor  

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Rehab Advisor Rehab Advisor Rehab Advisor logo. Designed to help homeowners, contractors, architects, housing authorities, development agencies, facility managers and others to improve energy efficiency in existing residences during renovation and remodeling. In six clicks the Rehab Advisor provides recommendations for cost-effectively increasing the energy efficiency of a typical renovation project in single-family or multifamily housing. These recommendations are based on the building type, location, and specific project � and they are free. Rehab Advisor is the simplest tool available for estimating the costs and savings of incorporating cost-effective energy efficiency improvements into remodeling projects. The user does not have to do any computer modeling or other calculations. And, unlike any other user-friendly tool, the Rehab

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Other  

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Indoor Air Indoor Air A B C D E F I K L M P S T U V Tool Applications Free Recently Updated AcousticCalc HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level AnTherm Thermal heat bridges, heat flow, steady state, 2D, 3D, transfer coefficients, thermal conductance, visualization, simulation, European standards, EPBD, temperature distribution, vapor transfer, vapor diffusion, avoiding moisture, avoiding mould, energy performance, linear thermal transmittance, point thermal transmittance, vapor pressure, surface condensation, thermal comfort, dew point Software has been updated. BuildingAdvice Whole building analysis, energy simulation, renewable energy, retrofit analysis, sustainability/green buildings Software has been updated. BUS++ energy performance, ventilation, air flow, indoor air quality, noise level Software has been updated.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Materials  

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Lighting Systems Lighting Systems A B C D E I K L M O Q R S T U V Tool Applications Free Recently Updated ADELINE daylighting, lighting, commercial buildings buildings Software has been 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. AGI32 lighting, daylighting, rendering, roadway Software has been updated. BSim building simulation, energy, daylight, thermal and moisture analysis, indoor climate Software has been updated.

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Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » Buildings Commercial Buildings » Buildings Performance Database » Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools The Buildings Performance Database will offer four analysis tools for exploring building data and forecasting financial and energy savings: a Peer Group Tool, a Retrofit Analysis Tool, a Data Table Tool, and a Financial Forecasting Tool. Available now: Peer Group Tool The Peer Group Tool allows users to peruse the BPD, define peer groups, and analyze their performance. Users can create Peer Groups by filtering the dataset based on parameters such as building type, location, floor area, age, occupancy, and system characteristics such as lighting and HVAC type. The graphs show the energy performance distribution of those

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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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A Retrofit Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings  

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Existing buildings will dominate energy use in commercial buildings in the United States for three decades or longer and even in China for the about two decades. Retrofitting these buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use is thus critical to achieving the target of reducing energy use in the buildings sector. However there are few evaluation tools that can quickly identify and evaluate energy savings and cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures (ECMs) for retrofits, especially for buildings in China. This paper discusses methods used to develop such a tool and demonstrates an application of the tool for a retrofit analysis. The tool builds on a building performance database with pre-calculated energy consumption of ECMs for selected commercial prototype buildings using the EnergyPlus program. The tool allows users to evaluate individual ECMs or a package of ECMs. It covers building envelope, lighting and daylighting, HVAC, plug loads, service hot water, and renewable energy. The prototype building can be customized to represent an actual building with some limitations. Energy consumption from utility bills can be entered into the tool to compare and calibrate the energy use of the prototype building. The tool currently can evaluate energy savings and payback of ECMs for shopping malls in China. We have used the tool to assess energy and cost savings for retrofit of the prototype shopping mall in Shanghai. Future work on the tool will simplify its use and expand it to cover other commercial building types and other countries.

Levine, Mark; Feng, Wei; Ke, Jing; Hong, Tianzhen; Zhou, Nan

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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: System Analyzer  

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System Analyzer System Analyzer System Analyzer logo. Software package for load calculation and energy and economic comparative analysis. System Analyzer permits a quick evaluation of virtually any building, system, and equipment combination. Thus, it can be used either as a scoping tool to decide what systems may be appropriate for an initial design, or to get a general feeling of how one system/equipment combination may perform over another. If a certain combination seems especially promising, further analysis can be done by exporting inputs into TRACE 600. The possibilities are endless. And since the program is Windows-based, virtually anyone with minimal HVAC training and experience can use it. Keywords Energy analyses, load calculation, comparison of system and equipment

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface  

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface NORA WANG GEOFF ELLIOTT JUSTIN ALMQUIST EDWARD ELLIS Pacific Northwest National Laboratory JUNE 14, 2013 Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Energy asset score evaluates the as- built physical characteristics of a building Energy Asset Score and its overall energy efficiency, independent of occupancy and operational choices. The physical characteristics include Building envelope (window, wall, roof) HVAC systems (heating, cooling, air distribution) Lighting system (luminaire and lighting control systems) Service hot water system Other major energy-using equipment (e.g. commercial refrigerator, commercial kitchen appliances, etc.) Building energy use is affected by many factors.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Platform - Mac  

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Mac Mac A B C D E G H I L O P Q R S T W ¡ Tool Applications Free Recently Updated ABACODE Residential code compliance, IECC Free software. Acuity Energy Platform energy efficiency software; customized business recommendation; commercial and industrial energy use comparisons Software has been 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. ArchiWIZARD energy performance; 3-D graphics interface; solar and lighting simulation; real time updated results and changes; thermal calculation; building performance; heat balance; thermal regulation

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CONTAM  

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CONTAM CONTAM CONTAM logo. Multi-zone (nodal) airflow and contaminant transport analysis program. CONTAM consists of two components � a graphical user interface (GUI) and a simulation engine. The GUI is centered on a SketchPad that provides for the input of building topology via a set of drawing tools geared towards producing schematic representations of building floor plans. Drawing tools are used to draw walls, ducts and simplified control networks as well as to create iconic representations of building elements including flow paths, source/sinks and occupants. These drawing tools were designed to provide a robust means to create a well-formed multi-zone description of a building to be used by the simulation engine. Once a building representations is developed it is �passed� to the simulation engine to calculate zone

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SIP Scheming  

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SIP Scheming SIP Scheming Energy analysis and cost estimating software specifically designed for stressed skin insulating core (SSIC) panel producers; calculates results within a matter of minutes. SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) Scheming also analyzes conventional framing and frame panels, and can be used for residential or commercial building types. Keywords stressed skin insulating core panels Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Relatively little technical knowledge required; knowledge of ArchiCad, Excel and DOE-2 necessary to use export features. Users Beta test version available. Audience Manufacturers of stressed skin insulating core panels. Input Drawings input either by scanning or imported from a CAD program, or drawn directly using a basic set of drawing tools; construction of elements such

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Maintenance Edge  

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Maintenance Edge Maintenance Edge Maintenance Edge logo Maintenance Edge is a suite of online Software as a Service (SaaS) facility management tools that gives control and management over buildings without a capital investment. Maintenance Edge enables you to combine work order, planned maintenance, work order wireless, and critical alarms with the option of adding inventory. Fully implemented, Maintenance Edge will cut labor time, increase energy efficiencies, save on capital expenditures, and save on budget and management time. Features include: easy/user-friendly work order requesting, unlimited users, seven different user roles (limits data users can see), no capital or hardware costs required, access to data anywhere anytime, easy-to-click reporting on all the data in your system,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: solacalc  

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solacalc solacalc solacalc logo. Simulates passive solar houses by calculating heat losses and solar gains in residential buildings, using interlinked worksheets and very extensive help. Based on New Method 5000, 'solacalc' uses UK climate data to easily and quickly calculate thermal balances and financial analysis. A reference calculation concurrently offers a design comparison without solar features. A Net Present Value calculation provides economic analysis. Keywords passive solar, house design, building design, building services, design tools Validation/Testing N/A. Expertise Required None, but knowledge of spreadsheets and basic building thermodynamics is helpful. Users More than 30. Audience Architects, Builders, homeowners, technicians in architectural practices,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BEAVER  

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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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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 building’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 Software Tools Directory: HOT2000  

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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Platform - PC  

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PC PC 1 3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z ¡ Tool Applications Free Recently Updated 1D-HAM heat, air, moisture transport, walls Software has been updated. 3E Plus insulation, insulation thickness Free software. Software has been updated. AAMASKY skylights, daylighting, commercial buildings ABACODE Residential code compliance, IECC Free software. ACOUSALLE acoustics, codes and standards AcousticCalc HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Acoustics Program HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Software has been updated. Acuity Energy Platform energy efficiency software; customized business recommendation; commercial and industrial energy use comparisons Software has been updated. ADELINE

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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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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyPeriscope  

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EnergyPeriscope EnergyPeriscope Logo for EnergyPeriscope EnergyPeriscope is a professional-level performance estimating and financial analysis engine. Use it to create financial performance reports for single- or multiple-technology energy solutions. EnergyPeriscope accommodates retrofit applications, new construction buildings, and "Energy Farms" for selling PV- or wind-generated electricity. Model PV, solar water heating, solar pool/spa heating, solar hydronic radiant floor systems, wind turbines and energy efficiency projects. Screen Shots Keywords Renewable energy performance analysis, financial analysis, sales proposals Validation/Testing Data results were validated against RETScreen, PVWatts and other energy analysis tools. Reports are available. Expertise Required

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DOE-2  

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DOE-2 DOE-2 Hourly, whole-building energy analysis program calculating energy performance and life-cycle cost of operation. Can be used to analyze energy efficiency of given designs or efficiency of new technologies. Other uses include utility demand-side management and rebate programs, development and implementation of energy efficiency standards and compliance certification, and training new corps of energy-efficiency conscious building professionals in architecture and engineering schools. Keywords energy performance, design, retrofit, research, residential and commercial buildings Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Recommend 3 days of formal training in basic and advanced DOE-2 use. Users 800 user organizations in U.S., 200 user organizations internationally;

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ENERPASS  

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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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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Visualize-IT Energy Information  

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Visualize-IT Energy Information and Analysis Tool Visualize-IT Energy Information and Analysis Tool Visualize-IT Energy Information and Analysis Tool logo. Designed to explore, summarize and analyze time series interval data. Visualize-IT has been developed specifically for electric and gas load data, but it is equally useful as a general purpose data visualization tool for other time series measurements such as weather, industrial process control, and water quality. Screen Shots Keywords energy analysis, rate comparison, load profiles, interval data Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic knowledge of energy data analysis and concepts. Users Over 100 users internationally. Audience Load Researchers, Building Simulation Engineers, Facilities Managers, Energy Account Managers. Input Any type of interval (primarily load) data. Visualize-IT can analyze other

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HVACSIM+  

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SOLAR-5  

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SOLAR-5 SOLAR-5 SOLAR-5 logo. Displays 3-D plots of hourly energy performance for the whole building or for 9 schemes and any of 40 different components. SOLAR-5 also plots heat flow into/out of thermal mass, and indoor air temperature, daylighting, output of the HVAC system, cost of electricity and heating fuel, and the corresponding amount of air pollution. It uses hour-by-hour weather data. It contains an expert system to design an initial base case building for any climate and any building type, that an architect can copy and redesign. Contains a variety of decision-making aids, including combination and comparison options, color overlays, and bar charts that show for any hour exactly where the energy flows. Keywords design, residential and small commercial buildings

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AAMASKY  

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AAMASKY AAMASKY Analysis of component and total heating, cooling, and lighting energy consumption attributable to skylights in commercial buildings, as well as peak demand impacts. Also provides hourly and monthly patterns of illumination levels from daylighting. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association's AAMASKY (AAMA SKYlight) consists of a Skylight Design Guidelines Handbook containing worksheet-based calculations, as well as a software spreadsheet that allows much more rapid determination of skylight impacts; all required data for analysis in ten U.S. climates is provided. Directly applicable to simple diffusing skylight designs for most types of commercial buildings. Helps achieve compliance with performance-based building codes. With experience, can be used for some

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Delphin  

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Delphin Delphin Delphin logo Delphin is a comprehensive numerical simulation tool for the combined heat, moisture, and matter (e.g. salt) transport in porous building materials. It is mostly applied to calculate transient processes in building envelopes and construction details, and predict condensation problems and durability risks in general. Screen Shots Keywords Coupled heat, air and moisture transport, porous materials, building envelope Validation/Testing The software was tested according to HAMSTAD Benchmarks 1 to 5, EN 15026:2007. The software is also validated to conform with both two-dimensional cases of ISO 10211:2007, Annex A. The testcases are available on http://www.bauklimatik-dresden.de/delphin/benchmarks/en-10211_2007.php The parameterization and transport models are also tested against

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Indoor Humidity Tools  

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Indoor Humidity Tools Indoor Humidity Tools Indoor Humidity Tools logo. Integrated computer program intended to assist in diagnosing and solving problems of indoor air humidity and dryness. Indoor Humidity Tools is comprised of two sections: - Calculations provide humidity calculations. - Reference provides background information on humidity in convenient lookup formats, such as recommended indoor humidity levels for different types of spaces, against which calculations may be compared. Keywords indoor air humidity, dryness, condensation Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No special expertise required. Users first released in July 1997. Audience engineers, industrial hygienists and safety professionals, architects, building scientists, contractors, government air quality specialists, and

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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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Tools and resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Tools and resources Tools 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 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 Technical documentation

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BLCC  

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BLCC BLCC BLCC logo. Provides comprehensive economic analysis of proposed capital investments that are expected to reduce long-term operating costs of buildings or buildings systems. BLCC5 and BLCC4 are the main programs in a set of six National Institute of Standards computer programs that are especially useful for evaluating energy and water conservation projects in buildings. The programs calculate Lowest Life-Cycle Cost, Net Savings, Savings-to-Investment Ratio, Adjusted Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Period. The recently released BLCC5 is a windowed version of the DOS-based BLCC4. It contains modules to evaluate agency-funded projects according to 10CFR436A and projects that are financed through ESPC or utility contracts as directed by Executive Order 13123. The remaining modules, now in BLCC4

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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 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: Benchmata  

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Benchmata Benchmata Benchmata logo BENCHMATA is an advanced system that can help utility companies, municipalities, local and state governments, and energy billing companies to automatically benchmark their customer's energy usage in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. It is the first commercially available system powerful enough to automate any organization's energy benchmarking needs. Software can put your organization on the fast track for bulk benchmarking of your customers in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. It helps in accomplishing ESP’s goal to provide benchmarking of energy data on a bigger scale. It helps organizations create processes for automatic authentication of customers using custom id values. The system provided a powerful GUI to allow a user to create customer, building, meter, and space data and all

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ManagingEnergy  

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ManagingEnergy ManagingEnergy ManagingEnergy.com logo ManagingEnergy provides the tools to systematically analyze energy usage, document opportunities for improvement, and automatically analyze the impact on energy costs and consumption based on these recommendations. This helps save money and reduce carbon footprint as part of an overall energy monitoring and tracking program. Screen Shots Keywords building energy management; energy efficiency strategies, energy accounting Validation/Testing ManagingEnergy uses the ASHRAE Guideline 14-2002 to provide a compliance check in the modeling view. Expertise Required No special expertise is required for most functions. Training is available via video, webinar, and on-site sessions. Users 250 users in Canada and the United States.

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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.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool  

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CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool CBE UFAD Cooling Design Tool logo The Center for the Built Environment's research team has developed a simplified, practical design procedure and associated software tool to determine cooling load requirements of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems. These are provided to improve the accuracy of airflow, thermal decay data, thermal comfort calculations, system design, and the operation of UFAD buildings. Screen Shots Keywords UFAD, underfloor, Cooling load calculator, cooling, stratification, thermal comfort Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Knowledge about cooling load calculation and UFAD. Users N/A Audience Practicing architects and engineers involved in the design, specification, and analysis of UFADs. Instructional tool in colleges and universities.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Demand Response Quick Assessment  

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Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool Demand response quick assessment tool image The opportunities for demand reduction and cost savings with building demand responsive controls vary tremendously with building type and location. This assessment tool will predict the energy and demand savings, the economic savings, and the thermal comfort impact for various demand responsive strategies. Users of the tool will be asked to enter the basic building information such as types, square footage, building envelope, orientation, utility schedule, etc. The assessment tool will then use the prototypical simulation models to calculate the energy and demand reduction potential under certain demand responsive strategies, such as precooling, zonal temperature set up, and chilled water loop and air loop set points

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: FASER  

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FASER FASER FASER logo. Energy information management and analysis software. Identify utility bill errors, system problems and recover overcharges using FASER's Energy Alarm bill-checking engine. Interface with accounting and reduce bill-processing costs using the FASER AP Link module. Audit the cost avoidance of demand side management projects and performance contracts. Powerful 1000 plus utility rate schedule library for rate comparison using actual metered history. Create your own custom rate schedules. Create formula based virtual sub-meters for recharge accounting needs. Input and maintain raw meter reading data into FASER using a powerful handheld recorder. Establish energy budgets. Determine the impact building activities have on energy consumption. Informative, customizable reports with batch report processing

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ENFORMA  

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ENFORMA ENFORMA ENFORMA logo. Includes the MicroDataLogger portable data acquisition equipment and HVAC and Lighting Analyzer software. ENFORMA is designed to cost-effectively gather data and convert it into information about building performance. ENFORMA provides a unique solution that can gather the data at a minimal cost and help you determine solutions to typical building problems. This detailed diagnostic information is the key that allows you to improve upon your current services or expand into new business opportunities. ENFORMA solutions typically result in projects with paybacks of less than one year. ENFORMA solutions can help you improve upon or begin doing the following services: Performance Guarantees, Comfort Trouble Shooting, HVAC Operation Outsourcing, Commissioning, Accurate Equipment Tune-ups, and Energy

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Physibel  

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Physibel Physibel Physibel logo. Suite of heat and mass transfer programs: 2-D /3-D steady state heat transfer for building details, thermal bridges, window frames and enclosures:� KOBRU86, CYLI86, TRISCO, BISCO, RADCON, KOBRA. 2-D /3-D transient heat transfer for ground heat losses, building details, and efficiency of thermal capacity: SECTRA, VOLTRA. improved Glaser method for vapour transfer, condensation, and drying: GLASTA. multi-zone transient heat transfer for heating, cooling, overheating, sunscreens, and passive solar energy: CAPSOL. Screen Shots Keywords heat transfer, mass transfer, radiation, convection, steady-state, transient, 2-D, 3-D Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required A basic knowledge about heat and mass transfer is sufficient for most programs, but a knowledge in depth of heat transfer mechanisms is helpful

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EED  

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EED EED EED logo. Program for borehole heat exchanger design. Its easy of use, short learning curve, quick calculation times and inherent databases make EED a useful tool in everyday engineering work for design of ground source heat pump system (GSHP) and borehole thermal storage. In very large and complex tasks EED allows for retrieving the approximate required size and layout before initiating more detailed analyses. Even for very small plants EED values the effort to do a calculation instead of using rules of thumb is worthwhile. In ground source heat pump system, heat is extracted from the fluid in the ground connection by a geothermal heat pump and distributed to the building. The fluid is then re-warmed as it flows through the ground. In cooling mode, the process is reversed. This is a renewable, environmentally

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EEM Suite  

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EEM Suite EEM Suite EEM Suite Logo Enables large companies to proactively monitor, analyze and manage energy costs and consumption. EEM Suite combines analysis and reporting tools; real-time, event-driven alerts; and Web-based enterprise visibility into a single solution so users can control their energy costs and usage. EEM Suite leverages meter, billing, production, real-time price, rate and weather information to drive significant energy and water reductions. Users can control utility costs through timely identification of billing errors and overcharges, drive accountability through accurate cost allocation and tenant rebilling, monitor performance against budgets, predict energy requirements to assist in key operational activities planning, improve operational efficiency through continuous facility and

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TRACE 700  

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700 700 TRACE 700 logo. Trane's TRACE 700 software - the latest version of Trane Air Conditioning Economics - brings the algorithms recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to the familiar Windows operating environment. Use it to assess the energy and economic impacts of building-related selections such as architectural features, comfort-system design, HVAC equipment selections, operating schedules, and financial options. Flexible data entry, coupled with multiple views and "drag-and-drop" load assignments, simplify the modeling process and help you identify optimal zoning and plant configurations. Compare up to four alternatives for a single project by modeling various air distribution and mechanical

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Louver Shading  

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Louver Shading Louver Shading Louver Shading lets you visualize the annual shading performance of a louver shading system, such as slatted window blinds or a trellis. The tool accepts a location and the dimensions of the louver system as inputs, and produces a chart depicting the amount of shade it produces for each hour of the day, for each month of the year. Screen Shots Keywords window, overhang, blinds, louvers, louvres, trellis, shading, solar Validation/Testing Outputs verified by the author via several 3D louver system models. Expertise Required None. Users International; number not known since tool was just released. Audience Architects, landscape architects, builders, homeowners, passive solar designers, energy analysts. Input Location, louver system design, and dimensions.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PVSYST  

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PVSYST PVSYST PVSYST logo. Software for the study, sizing, simulation and data analysis of complete PV systems. It is suitable for grid-connected, stand-alone and DC-grid (public transport) systems, and offers an extensive meteorological and PV-components database. It includes a CAO tool for detailed shading analysis. PVSYST offers an ergonomic approach, with greenline guide, and several project levels. Screen Shots Keywords PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems, stand-alone PV systems, shading, solar tools Validation/Testing Performed for 7 installations in Switzerland. Detailed results are in the Help. Expertise Required Basic knowledge about solar energy and photovoltaics. Some basic concepts are developed in the contextual help system.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Umberto  

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Umberto Umberto Umberto logo. Software tool for material and energy flow calculation and analysis based on graphical modelling of process systems. It has been developed by ifu (Institute for Environmental Informatics) in cooperation with ifeu (Institute for Energy and Environmental Resarch) since 1993. Based on the concept of material flow networks, the powerful calculation algorithm of Umberto allows to determine all material and energy flows in the system under study. The user can define the system boundaries and can analyse the flows by "zooming" into the hierarchical model and the desired level of detail. Both site/process-oriented as well as product-related analysis are possible. Different technology alternatives can be compared by scenario comparison. Results can be displayed as tables or diagrams. The

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SPOT  

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SPOT SPOT SPOT screen image Quantifies existing or intended electric lighting performance, evaluate annual daylighting characteristics and help establish the optimal photosensor placement in a given space relative to annual performance and annual energy savings. The Sensor Placement and Optimization Tool, or SPOT, was developed with classroom daylighting in mind, but can be used for all types of spaces. Screen Shots Keywords daylighting, electric lighting, photosensor, energy savings Validation/Testing Various individuals have tested the software. Testing and validation continues. Documentation of the test and validation results are available on the web site. Expertise Required Energy engineering or lighting design background is helpful for analysis of results. A working familiarity with Excel may be helpful, but it is not

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AUDIT  

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AUDIT AUDIT AUDIT logo. Calculates monthly and annual heating and cooling costs for residential and light commercial buildings. Virtually any type of cooling and heating system can be simulated by AUDIT including standard DX, evaporative, air source heat pumps, water source heat pumps, and all types of fossil fueled furnaces and boilers (both modulating and on/off controlled). An optional version of AUDIT with appliance capabilities can calculate appliance and hot water energy use as well. AUDIT uses monthly bin weather data and full load cooling hours in its calculations. Weather data for hundreds of cities throughout the world are built-in to AUDIT and additional weather data can be easily added. Along with calculating energy costs, AUDIT also performs an economic analysis that allows you to compare system types and costs over

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: IWEC  

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IWEC IWEC IWEC logo. Contains "typical" weather data in ASCII format files, suitable for use with building energy simulation programs, for 227 locations outside the USA and Canada. The International Weather for Energy Calculation (IWEC) files are derived from up to 18 years of DATSAV3 hourly weather data originally archived at the National Climatic Data Center. The weather data is supplemented by solar radiations estimated on an hourly basis from earth-sun geometry and hourly weather elements, particularly cloud amount information. The IWEC files contain hourly weather observations such as dry bulb temperature, dew point temperature, wind speed, and wind direction, which are derived from the DATSAV3 database of surface observations developed by the National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC; and hourly solar

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EXTREMES  

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EXTREMES EXTREMES EXTREMES logo. Synthesizes extreme, but statistically possible, hot, cold or average sequences of hourly weather data for periods of up to one week for a specified month and for 329 locations in North America, with the capability of modifying or expanding the data for greater flexibility. Such data are needed in the design of building heating and cooling systems, particularly systems which utilize some form of energy storage. Screen Shots Keywords extreme weather, weather sequences, simulation, energy calculation Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Student or engineer of HVAC system design. Low level of computer literacy required. Users Worldwide distribution. Useful for U.S. and Canada locations Audience Researchers, Students, Engineers and Architects

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PRISM  

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PRISM PRISM PRISM logo. Transforms run-of-the-mill billing data into statistically sound savings estimates. With PRISM (PRInceton Scorekeeping Method), utilities and energy analysts can systematically estimate total savings from a conservation or demand-side management program, for large samples of houses or buildings participating in the program, and for comparison groups as well. Enhanced model tuning and data pruning produce reliable savings estimates and statistics. Keywords utility billing data, demand-side management, statistical energy savings Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required The package includes a Users' Guide to PRISM (Advanced Version 1.0) in two parts: 1) Getting Started, with tutorials to help those who have never used PRISM and to teach beginning and experienced PRISM users about the new

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Other  

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Utility Evaluation Utility Evaluation A B C D E F G H I M N O P Q R S T U V W Tool Applications Free Recently Updated Acuity Energy Platform energy efficiency software; customized business recommendation; commercial and industrial energy use comparisons Software has been 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. Benchmata Automated Benchmarking System Automation Portfolio Manager Software has been updated.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Solar Rater  

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Solar Rater Solar Rater Solar Rater logo Solar Rater app for Android devices makes it easy to determine the solar energy potential for any location on Earth, and calculates the appropriate size for a photovoltaic (PV) system at that location. Key features include: Automatic location detection with GPS, Wi-Fi, or cell tower identification Automatic orientation detection measures the azimuth and pitch of solar panels Automatic magnetic declination conversion gives azimuth based on true north Automatic solar radiation determination based on location and orientation (model result) Outputs the appropriate size of a PV system in DC Watts Data can also be entered manually for offsite use Great teaching tool for novices Accurate results for solar energy professionals Outputs environmental benefits (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: flixo  

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flixo flixo flixo logo. flixo produces thermal-hygro analyses of the component and facade cross sections,and it also calculates frame U-values, Psi-values etc. flixo can detect thermal bridges in the planning stage that then can be eliminated through design changes. Consequently, building failures can be prevented and heating energy can also be saved. A further use of flixo is relevant to hygro-analysis, with which, for example, temperature minima on the internal surfaces of a cross-section can be determined in order to avoid the formation of condensed water or mildew. flixo analyzes two-dimensional component nodes based on free forms for steady state boundary conditions using the finite element method. Screen Shots Keywords 2D heat transfer, cold bridge, fenestration, frame U-value, thermal bridge

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AIRWIND Pro  

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AIRWIND Pro AIRWIND Pro Computes building air conditioning cooling and heating loads, in either Imperial or SI units, for projects drawn directly on-screen, with any number of walls, in any number of rooms, arranged at any angle, with any mix of construction materials and fenestration, organized into any number of zones and located anywhere in the world. Automatic and correctly weighted energy profiling at 30-minute intervals for every day of the year. Dynamically links to correctly weighted air conditioning equipment selection programs. Screen Shots Keywords Air Conditioning Load Calculation Validation/Testing Designed to ASHRAE and CIBSE standards. Standard curriculum teaching aid in leading colleges and universities throughout Europe and Far East. Expertise Required

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Therm  

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Therm Therm Therm logo. Analysis of two-dimensional heat transfer through building products. Includes a graphical user interface that allows users to draw cross sections of fenestration and other building products, which can then be analyzed by an automatic mesh generator and finite-element heat transfer algorithms. Results are displayed graphically. Screen Shots Keywords two-D heat transfer, building products, fenestration Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Understanding of heat flows through building products; knowledge of properties of materials useful. Users Version 5.2 in use by over 1000 users internationally. Audience Building product developers, designers, analysts determining window ratings (NFRC). Input Graphic user interface; user enters cross sections of the building

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: National Energy Audit (NEAT)  

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National Energy Audit (NEAT) National Energy Audit (NEAT) A user-friendly, advanced computer audit, the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) has been developed by the Buildings Technology Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy�s (DOE�s) Weatherization Assistance Program. The computer program is designed for use by State agencies and utilities to determine the most cost-effective retrofit measures for single-family and small multi-family site-built homes to increase the energy efficiency and comfort levels. Examines over 45 envelope, equipment, and baseload measures ranked by SIR after accounting for their interactions. Version 7.x, available in 2001, is fully Windows� compatible with data base format storage of all information and results.

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session  

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session NORA WANG SUPRIYA GOEL GEOFF ELLIOTT Pacific Northwest National Laboratory JUNE 18, 2013 Meet the Team U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) � Project oversight � Strategic direction � Policy perspective Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) � Technical lead � Scoring Tool development and maintenance SRA International (SRA) � Pilot management � Outreach and communications 2 I Energy Asset Score eere.energy.gov Pilot Participation Process 1. Sign the Pilot Participation Agreement by June 26 2. Provide DOE with points of contact for lead project coordinator and data collector(s)/tool user(s) by June 26 3. DOE provides Pilot Participants with username and password to

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: FRAMEplus  

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FRAMEplus FRAMEplus FRAMEplus logo. The FRAMEplus toolkit has three modules: VISION4 (glazing heat transfer and solar optical properties), FRAME4 (heat transfer through building components), and FRAMEplus (combines VISION and FRAME results and reports total building product performance). FRAMEplus checks all VISION and FRAME input files for consistency, combines the building component cross-sections to compute total product properties, and produces a simulation report. The simulation reports are suitable to show compliance with National Fenestration Rating Council and Canadian Standards Association window and door standards. The FRAMEplus Toolkit is a low cost alternative to testing to determine the U-value and solar heat gain coefficient of walls, windows and doors.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Analysis Platform  

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Analysis Platform Analysis Platform Technical and economic performance estimation for building heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, including power generating options such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, and cogeneration. Based on representative loads in residential and commercial sectors. Focus on HVAC, aggregated electric, and integrated systems. Keywords heating, cooling, and SWH equipment, commercial buildings Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Moderate. Users N/A Audience Building end-use analysts, engineers, policy analysts. Input Building loads (selected from library, electric and fossil fuel rates, weather parameters, type of equipment, equipment operating parameters, and operating schedules. Allows detailed specification of equipment behavior, or use of default data. Data options correspond to selectable skills

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AWDABPT  

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AWDABPT AWDABPT AWDABPT logo Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1- to 15- room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for accommodation of heat dissipating equipment. Cooling or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated. Includes indicative external bush/forest fire mode. Screen Shots Keywords building temperature simulation, thermal performance Validation/Testing The Help document includes graphs that show estimated versus measured temperatures. It is freely available for download via the Website. Expertise Required Understanding of building thermal characteristics, conductivity, U-value, heat capacity, latent heat. Users Old DOS version - several. Current version - one, in Australia. Audience Building designers requiring estimates of room temperatures within

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Materials  

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Hvac Systems Hvac Systems 3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V Tool Applications Free Recently Updated 3E Plus insulation, insulation thickness Free software. Software has been updated. AcousticCalc HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Acoustics Program HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Software has been updated. AFT Fathom design, pump selection, pipe analysis, duct design, duct sizing, chilled water systems, hot water system Software has been updated. AFT Mercury optimization, pipe optimization, pump selection, duct design, duct sizing, chilled water systems, hot water systems AIRWIND Pro Air Conditioning Load Calculation Analysis Platform heating, cooling, and SWH equipment, commercial buildings

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: NewQUICK  

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NewQUICK NewQUICK NewQUICK logo. Thermal design and simulation tool capable of calculating loads and energy consumption. NewQuick can predict hourly air temperatures and relative humidities, which makes it a valuable tool in the passive design of building envelopes. Complete load and energy analysis of a building can further be executed in order to design an efficient air-conditioning system (HVAC). The simulation tool executes dynamic thermal calculations for realistic 'real life' temperature and load predictions. The building model integrates natural ventilation, internal load (convective and radiative), occupant load and evaporative cooling models. The simulation tool includes the modelling of external shading devices, interior mass, direct solar heat gains and ground contact surfaces.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Other  

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Misc Applications Misc Applications A B C D E F G I K L M O P Q R S T U Tool Applications Free Recently Updated ACOUSALLE acoustics, codes and standards AcousticCalc HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Acoustics Program HVAC acoustics, sound level prediction, noise level Software has been 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. Animate animated visualization of data, XY graphs, energy-use data

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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: UMIDUS  

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UMIDUS UMIDUS UMIDUS logo. Models coupled heat and moisture transfer within porous media, in order to analyze hygrothemal performance of building elements when subjected to any kind of climate conditions. Both diffusion and capillary regimes are taken into account that is the transfer of water in the vapor and liquid phases through the material can be analyzed. The model predicts moisture and temperature profiles within multi-layer walls and low-slope roofs for any time step and calculates heat and mass transfer. Umidus has been built in an OOP language to be fast and precise easy-to-use software. � Umidus is especially useful for studies of hygrothermal behaviours of building envelope and roofs. Users can quickly build different construction elements and compare them in terms of heat flux, mass flow and moisture

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: MOIST  

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MOIST MOIST MOIST logo. Program to predict combined transfer of heat and moisture in multi-layer building construction. Inputs hourly weather data from diskette and predicts the moisture content and temperature of the construction layers as a function of time of year. Can be used to develop guidelines and practices for controlling moisture in walls, flat roofs, and cathedral ceilings. Keywords combined heat and moisture transfer, envelope Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Low to moderate level of computer literacy; most users require about 3 hours to learn how to use the program. Users Over 1250. Audience Building engineers, architects, consultants. Input ASHRAE WYEC Weather Data (over 50 cities available at http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/863/moist.html); user-defined building

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DPClima  

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DPClima DPClima DPClima logo. Helps size any system for heating and air conditioning of a building, i.e., the terminal units, the zone units and the total capacity of the cooling or heating plants. DPClima performs a 24 hour calculation of the steady state value of the cooling and heating loads of a building for a typical day of each month (either the coldest or the hottest). DPClima organizes the spaces into several zones inside the building so that the designer is able to adapt its system best to the thermal response of those zones. The calculations are done using the heat transfer functions methodology. Inside the spaces schedules are defined for; occupancy, lights and other loads. A database is distributed with information about types of walls, glasses, human activities, type of lights, etc. Screen Shots

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CHVAC  

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CHVAC CHVAC CHVAC logo. Quickly and accurately calculates the maximum heating and cooling loads for commercial buildings. CHVAC allows an unlimited number of zones which can be grouped into as many as 100 air handling systems. CHVAC automatically looks up all CLTD cooling load and correction factors necessary for computing loads. In addition, the programs can look up outdoor design weather data for over 1500 cities located around the world. There is also provision for editing the weather data as well as adding data for other cities. Comprehensive reports list the general project data, detailed zone loads, air handler summary loads, outside air loads, total building loads, building envelope analysis, tonnage requirements, CFM air quantities, chilled water flow rates (if applicable), and complete psychrometric data

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Sweden  

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Sweden Sweden 1 B C D E H I P S U V Tool Applications Free Recently Updated 1D-HAM heat, air, moisture transport, walls Software has been updated. BV2 annual energy use, durational diagram Software has been updated. CELLAR cellar, heat loss, design rules DAVID-32 Thermal bridges, temperatures, heat flows, computer program, freeware Free software. Software has been updated. DEROB-LTH energy performance, heating, cooling, thermal comfort, design Software has been updated. EED Earth energy, boreholes, ground heat storage, ground source heat pump system (GSHP) HEAT2 heat transfer, 2D, dynamic, simulation Software has been updated. HEAT3 heat transfer, three-dimensional heat conduction, transient heat flow, steady-state heat flow Software has been updated.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: LESOCOOL  

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LESOCOOL LESOCOOL LESOCOOL logo. Calculates the airflow rate by stack effect, as well as the cooling potential and the overheating risk in a naturally or mechanically ventilated building, showing the temperature evolution, the air flow rate and the ventilation heat transfer. It take into account convective and radiative heat gains. Single zone modelling is sufficient for most purposes. However a multizone model is available for the evaluation of the temperature evolution along the air path. This model is applicable to a single air path through zones ventilated in series. The Windows interface and the small number of input parameters make Lesocool very user friendly. It has a standard interface for non experts in building physics and a professional edition allowing more functions. The

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Acoustics Program  

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Acoustics Program Acoustics Program Developed to help designers accurately model the sound level reaching building tenant's ears, the Trane Acoustics Program (TAP) "projects" equipment sound power data through the surroundings (e.g., floors, ductwork, walls), to estimate the sound level that will be heard. Industry-standard calculations published by ASHRAE's 1991 Algorithms for HVAC Acoustics handbook are the basis for this estimate. In TAP, you can model the conditions of an HVAC system by choosing specific equipment and building component criteria. TAP will analyze the sound path and calculate the total effect for the enclosed space. You can continuously adjust the data and system design criteria to compare the results effortlessly. TAP will even plot presentation quality graphs of

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: FRAME4  

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FRAME4 FRAME4 FRAME4 logo. Uses two-dimensional finite-volume analysis to evaluate heat transfer through complex building components. FRAME is part of the FRAMEplus toolkit for analysis of windows, doors, walls, roofs and below-grade assemblies. Users draw building components as assemblies of cross-sections. Any interior or exterior environmental condition can be applied. .DXF files and VISION4 files can be imported to speed up data entry. Results are displayed graphically and are used to determine heat transfer, potential for thermal bridging and surface condensation. The FRAME4 simulations (when combined with VISION) are an equal alternative to testing to determine the U-value and solar heat gain coefficient of windows and doors. The U.S. National Fenestration Rating Council and Canadian Standard Association recognize

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SUNDI  

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SUNDI SUNDI SUNDI logo. Developed at the Electrical Machines Institute, SUNDI calculates the irradiance losses due to shading. A simple analysis can be done with sun orbit diagrams. An exact day analysis is possible with this program. Shading situations can be localized exactly. The results can be presented graphically. The irradiance losses can be also calculation for long periods of time. The calculation is very quick. The results are given in a tabular and can be used by other Windows applications. Keywords solar shading, solar irradiance, solar patterns Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required General knowledge of sun patterns and building geometry. Users Unknown. Audience Building designers. Input Geometry of the shading configuration. Output Tabular and graphic irradiance losses due to shading.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Duct Calculator  

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Duct Calculator Duct Calculator Duct Calculator logo. Provides access to duct calculation and sizing capabilities either as a standalone Windows program or from within the Autodesk Building Mechanical, the new HVAC-oriented version of AutoCAD. Based on the engineering data and procedures outlined in the ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook Calculation Methods, Duct Calculator features an advanced and fully interactive user interface. Slide controls for air flow, velocity, friction and duct size provide real-time, interactive feedback; as you spin one, the others dynamically respond in real time. When used with Autodesk Building Mechanical, Duct Calculator streamlines the design process by automatically re-sizing whole branches of ductwork. Screen Shots Keywords duct-sizing, design, engineering, calculation

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Frame Simulator  

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyGauge Summit Premier  

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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 Software Tools Directory: Recurve  

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Recurve Recurve Recurve logo Recurve enables residential energy professionals (auditors, contractors, program managers) to accelerate business success through profitable, scalable growth. Our six years experience have given us broad market awareness and intimate knowledge of the industry's greatest challenges, inner workings of policy, and latest in program innovation. Recurve Software enables contractors to perform in-home data collection, energy modeling, and on-the-spot delivery of predicted energy savings combined with professional estimates and reports that help turn more audits into retrofits. Screen Shots Keywords energy simulation, home performance, estimates, energy audit Validation/Testing RESNET BESTEST approved Expertise Required Windows familiarity. Users

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ENMAT  

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ENMAT ENMAT ENMAT (Energy Monitoring & Targeting) is a web based Energy Monitoring and Targeting system. It presents energy management data in a way that is relevant, meaningful and useful to users. The purpose of Monitoring and Targeting is to relate your energy consumption data to the appropriate energy drivers, such as weather and production, so that you get a better understanding of how energy is being used. In particular, it will identify if there are signs of avoidable waste or other opportunities to reduce consumption. Envantage offer a Monitoring and Targeting (M&T) service to enable organisations to save energy and cut costs. The use of this platform means that we can deliver a bespoke solutions to meet your needs. Aimed at industrial/commercial SMEs and multi-site retailers, the Envantage ENMAT

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ECOTECT  

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ECOTECT ECOTECT ECOTECT logo. Complete environmental design tool which couples an intuitive 3D modelling interface with extensive solar, thermal, lighting, acoustic and cost analysis functions. ECOTECT is one of the few tools in which performance analysis is simple, accurate and most importantly, visually responsive. ECOTECT is driven by the concept that environmental design principles are most effectively addressed during the conceptual stages of design. The software responds to this by providing essential visual and analytical feedback from even the simplest sketch model, progressively guiding the design process as more detailed information becomes available. The model is completely scalable, handling simple shading models to full-scale cityscapes. Its extensive export facilities also make final design

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Utility Manager  

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Utility Manager Utility Manager Utility Manager logo Utility Manager™ captures data from historical and current utility bills every month into its centralized database, helping clients measure and energy costs and usage. Utility Manager™ provides energy, operational and financial managers with a series of customizable reports to help shape future decisions regarding energy costs and usage. Screen Shots Keywords Central capture of utility data for cost and energy usage reporting and reduction Validation/Testing Software has been rigorously tested internally throughout the course of its development and ongoing maintenance and enhancement (more than 15 years). Expertise Required Basic computer skills and understanding of energy accounting principles. Users 400-500 U.S. and Canada (primarily U.S.).

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: RHVAC  

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RHVAC RHVAC RHVAC logo. Calculates peak heating and cooling loads for residential and small commercial buildings in accordance with ACCA Manual J. Heat Transfer Multipliers (HTM values) for all walls, windows, doors, and roofs listed in Manual J are stored and automatically looked up by the RHVAC program as needed. Although HTM values are taken directly from Manual J, users have the option of entering their own U-Value for each wall, roof, or glass section so that a modified HTM value is used. Design weather data for over 1500 cities is built-in to RHVAC. Users can revise existing weather data and add additional weather data as desired. Zoning CFM adjustments are automatically handled by the RHVAC program as needed. Other outstanding features include exterior glass shading, ventilation air, miscellaneous

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Roanakh  

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Roanakh Roanakh Logo for Roanakh Web-based application with the theory and embedded calculations required to completely design any PV system. Novices and advanced users can use the automated calculations to design and validate their PV systems. It is the goal of Roanakh.com to spread the knowledge and techniques required to build PV systems to a vast majority of the people looking for such information free of cost. Using the latest in web design techniques and with built in libraries of PV system components, Roanakh.com allows users to completely design and/or validate their PV system. Screen Shots Keywords photovoltiac system design, grid-tie, grid-interactive, solar electric system design Validation/Testing Reviewed by GLREA, Solar Living Institute, Oakland University, MI.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: REEP  

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REEP REEP REEP logo. Performs large scale (national, multi-installation, installation-wide) analysis of energy and water conservation projects in the Department of Defense (DOD). REEP (Renewables and Energy Efficiency Program) analyzes 104 energy- and water-efficiency technologies at 210 DOD installations. The technologies are evaluated for their energy savings potential, financial viability, and pollution abatement potential. A database contains over 100 entries of specific data for each installation. The financial analysis uses life-cycle costing methods and allows selection of ECIP and ESPC economic criteria. REEP is designed to be used in the strategic planning and budgeting phase of a project. The simplified engineering calculations work well for large scale analysis to target an plan the conservation actions

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SPACER  

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SPACER SPACER SPACER image Add-on tool for the THERM computer program that provides access to a comprehensive library of different spacer configurations including the sealants and desiccants from all leading spacer manufacturers. Drawing spacer geometries is an arduous and tedious process, and often the results are inaccurate models that produce wrong simulation results. With the SPACER program this process is made uniform and consistent, leading to consistent and accurate results. It allows for easy and consistent ways to specify spacers when modeling thermal performance of fenestration systems with THERM, a leading 2-D thermal performance analysis program. The SPACER program incorporates over 2000 different spacer models from number of spacer manufacturers. Screen Shots

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Quick Est  

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Est Est Quick Est logo Online indoor lighting fixture-estimating tool. Quick Est is extremely user-friendly and allows users to perform accurate quantity and footcandle calculations based upon pre-loaded IES photometric files and the information that users provide. After putting in requested information, the space being luminated can be viewed in a flat plane or an isometric 3D plan. Printing capabilities have been included in the program to make it easier to share the information. Quick Est includes indoor lighting fixture photometric files related to the Crescent/Stonco product line. Screen Shots Keywords lighting, 3d drawing, indoor lighting Validation/Testing Basic validation available upon request. Expertise Required A basic understanding of lighting principles are required to maximize the

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Photovoltaics Economics  

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Photovoltaics Economics Calculator Photovoltaics Economics Calculator Web-based tool which allows you to describe your solar system in detail and provides a detailed breakdown of what sort of power you'll get out of it and how economical of a investment the system will be. It uses the TMY2 solar data from the NREL Renewable Resource Data Center. This calculator allows users to customize their setup, providing greater feedback on how much power is provided when, and most importantly, a detailed economics breakdown of how the investment works out. It also keeps track of battery charge states for off-grid users. Screen Shots Keywords solar, photovoltaic, economics Validation/Testing Validated against PVWatts, a widely recognized solar power output calculator. When given the exact same conditions, power production is

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AFT Fathom  

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AFT Fathom AFT Fathom AFT Fathom logo. AFT Fathom is a general-purpose pipe network analysis tool that can be used to simulate any incompressible fluid flow problem. Fathom is widely used to design chilled water and hot water systems, fire suppression systems, water distribution, chemical process plants, and HVAC duct systems. Fathom includes extensive built-in databases of fluids (liquids and gases), pipe materials, pipe fittings, and insulation materials. Fathom includes integrated heat transfer capabilities to model piping heat transfer and heat exchangers. Screen Shots Keywords design, pump selection, pipe analysis, duct design, duct sizing, chilled water systems, hot water system Validation/Testing N / A Expertise Required Engineering background in piping or duct design required to use software

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CLIMATE 1  

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CLIMATE 1 CLIMATE 1 CLIMATE 1 logo. Global climate data atlas consisting of a data base and a software for data access and visualization. The data base contains more than 1200 station data sets distributed all over the globe. Station data consist of 16 monthly mean data sets: Temperature: mean, min., max., extreme min. and max. rel. humidity, precipitation: mean, min., max., day maximum, days with precipitation, potential evaporation, global radiation, sunshine hours, wind speed and direction. Once a station is selected, its data are displayed graphically on the screen, and the data can be exported for other applications. A graphical user interface with topographic and climatic maps makes the tool easy to handle. Screen Shots Keywords climate data, climatic maps, sun chart

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ecasys  

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ecasys ecasys ecasys logo. Large scale, low income, program management, web application. ecasys is best suited for use within an energy agency to gather disparate applications and processes together; or, for use in a Utility, to monitor the energy programs that they fund. Using a standard Internet Explorer browser, you can access the backend, fully relational SQL database from anywhere with an Internet connection. Modules within ecasys include contractors, customers, invoices, funders, programs, service, measure and auditing, with full online HTML reporting. Online HTML help is provided as a standalone module, that is also directly linked into the application's screens. Keywords energy program management Validation/Testing Tested with regression testing and completely retested (every field, every

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Polysun  

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Polysun Polysun Polysun logo Polysun 4 is renewable energy system simulation software for planners and installers of energy systems. Polysun 4 helps users to configure and optimize solar and heat pump systems. Generated reports facilitate communication and marketing tasks. Polysun 4 makes system design simple and professional. Reliable yield-forecasts generated from integrated meteorological data create trust and promote understanding. Detailed models of the systems within the simulation software serve as the foundation for targeted system optimisation and system comparisons. Polysun 4 accelerates the planning process; provides reliable yield forecasts; enables easy optimization of existing and new systems; provides relevant information when applying for subsidies; easily generates PDF reports for customers.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: IDEAL  

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IDEAL IDEAL Designed to read electronic data records of facility electrical energy use--data recorded by electric utility companies, and normally used internally only for billing purposes. Upon request, the utility will release this data to the customer for analysis purposes. The format of these data record formats number over 25 distinct file types identified thus far. IDEAL (Interval Data Evaluation and Analysis of Load) translates all these formats into a common database and produces informative graphs and reports to assist the user and his energy management team or consultants to quickly identifying periods of serious power mismanagement. Extensions to the basic program will perform power bill calculations, time-of-use analysis, temperature and humidity plots, and optimum standby

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HOMER  

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HOMER HOMER Evaluates design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems for remote, stand-alone, and distributed generation (DG) applications. HOMER's optimization and sensitivity analysis algorithms allow you to evaluate the economic and technical feasibility of a large number of technology options and to account for variation in technology costs and energy resource availability. HOMER models both conventional and renewable energy technologies. Screen Shots Keywords remote power, distributed generation, optimization, off-grid, grid-connected, stand-alone Validation/Testing Validation results are available upon request. Expertise Required Basic familiarity with Windows and the technology of small power systems. Users 3000 users in 142 countries. Approximately 1/3 are in the U.S., 1/3 in

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Tetti FV  

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Tetti FV Tetti FV Tetti FV logo Program for the simulation, design and calculation of grid connected photovoltaic systems. The system components are loaded from the system database. Tetti FV is a simple and efficient system design for all photovoltaic system configurations. Screen Shots Keywords photovoltaic, PV, energy performance, design, PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required High level of computer literacy not required. Basic knowledge about solar energy and photovoltaics. Some basic concepts are developed in the contextual help system. Users More than 100. Audience architects, engineers, researchers, federal agencies, research universities, research laboratories Input Very easy import of weather files (user defined). Easy choice of module,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HOT2 XP  

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HOT2 XP HOT2 XP HOT2 XP logo. New member of the HOT2000 family of energy analysis software. Its graphical user interface and simplified input make it a quick and easy tool for analysing energy use in houses. However, the underlying engine is that of HOT2000 and thus provides a state of the art analysis. 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 New program, over 300 users. Audience Renovators, builders, utilities, home inspectors, design evaluators, engineers, architects, building and energy code writers, Policy writers, curious homeowners. HOT2XP is also used as the compliance software for the

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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 Software Tools Directory: Sol Path  

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Sol Path Sol Path Sol Path logo. Graphically displays path of sun in the sky for any date and location. Good for quickly obtaining rough sun angle data, or understanding the general nature of the sun's motion. Screen Shots Keywords solar, sun, sun path Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required None required. Users Several hundred regular users, split approximately evenly between U.S. and other countries. Audience Architects, energy analysts, home owners, educators. Input Location, date. Output Graphical display of sun path in the sky. Computer Platform Web Programming Language Macromedia Director / Shockwave Strengths Easy to use, instantaneous graphical output. Weaknesses Sometimes displays incomplete results for equatorial regions (latitude < 23 degrees). Contact Company: Sustainable By Design

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: VISION4  

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VISION4 VISION4 VISION4 logo. Models the combined optical and thermal performance of glazing systems and provides information on the energy flow and temperatures which result from imposed environmental conditions. VISION4 is part of the FRAMEplus Toolkit for the thermal analysis of windows, walls and doors. VISION4 can also calculate the velocity field within window glazing cavities to better predict condensation resistance. VISION4 simulations (when combined with FRAME) are an equal alternative to testing to determine the U-value, condensation resistance and solar heat gain coefficient of windows and doors. VISION4 was used to produce the window information in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals and is referenced in several national window standards. Keywords fenestration, solar optical characteristics, thermal performance, windows,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PVcad  

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PVcad PVcad PVcad logo. Program for planning PV facades (grip coupled system). PVcad version 1.2.1 offers interfaces to civil engineering CAD systems (DXF-Import) as well as extensive databases for weather data at many different locations, modules and inverters. Specially adapted algorithms ensure a fast calculation of the electrical energy yield. Shading of modules is calculated (direct and diffuse light). Ease of use and a graphical presentation of the calculated results give further support to the user. Keywords photovoltaic, facade, yield, electrical Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic know how in electrical engineering and grid-connected photovoltaics. Users Approximately 100, mostly in Germany. Audience Electrical engineers planning grid-connected photovoltaic systems,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: COLDWIND Pro  

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COLDWIND Pro COLDWIND Pro Computes coldroom and freezer refrigeration loads, in either Imperial or SI units, for projects drawn directly on-screen, with any number of walls, in any number of rooms, arranged at any angles, with any mix of insulation materials, organized into any number of zones and located anywhere in the world. Automatic and correctly weighted energy profiling at 30-minute intervals for every day of the year. Dynamically links to correctly weighted refrigeration equipment selection and balancing programs. Screen Shots Keywords Refrigeration, Heat Load Calculation Validation/Testing Designed to ASHRAE and CIBSE standards. Standard curriculum teaching aid in leading colleges and universities throughout Europe and Far East. Expertise Required Totally intuitive and dynamically error trapped. Suitable for novices and

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Window  

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Window Window WINDOW screenshot. Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products; heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Screen Shots Keywords fenestration, thermal performance, solar optical characteristics, windows, glazing Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Some knowledge about windows. Users 2000+ in the U.S. and abroad. Audience Manufacturers, engineers, architects, researchers, sales personnel. Input Interactive program: user-provided data files for frames (from the THERM program) and glazing layers (from the Optics program) optional. Output Reports for the total window can be saved to disk or printed; files can be generated to be used as input to the DOE-2 and EnergyPlus programs;

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Eco Lumen  

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Eco Lumen Eco Lumen Eco Lumen logo. Lighting design software, structured to recommend lighting designs that optimize the electricity bills while ensuring appropriate illumination levels in the facility as per ISI standards. The software is built around a user-friendly interface and requires elementary inputs such as room dimensions and usage parameters. The software can then recommend the most appropriate lighting equipment for the facility as well as the optimum number of fittings required. For existing facilities, Eco Lumen recommends the most appropriate upgrade options, for replacing the existing lighting products with more energy efficient ones. Eco Lumen also offers the option of re-using any applicable fittings for the room being designed, thus reducing the renovation cost for the facility. Screen Shots

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: IES Virtual Environment  

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IES Virtual Environment IES Virtual Environment IES Virtual Environment Logo The IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is a powerful, in-depth suite of building performance analysis tools. It allows the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy. Whether working on a new build or renovation project, the VE allows designers to test different options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon & renewable technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, and much more. There are various tools in the suite; each designed to provide sustainable analysis at levels suitable for different design team members and design stages. All utilise our Apache dynamic thermal simulation engine, and an integrated central data model, which has direct links to SketchUp™,

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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,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TEK-sjekk  

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TEK-sjekk TEK-sjekk TEK-sjekk logo Calculates whole-building hourly energy performance and indoor climate for a year. It is an EPBD calculation tool that can be used for checking compliance to the Norwegian building regulations (TEK), the Norwegian passive house standards (NS 3700, prNS 3701), and for energy labelling. The solution algorithm is based upon the hourly method in ISO 13790 and ISO 13791. The calculation method complies with the requirements for dynamic thermal models specified in the Norwegian energy performance calculation standard (NS 3031). Screen Shots Keywords energy performance, indoor climate simulation, code compliance, load calculation, residential and non-residential buildings Validation/Testing Validated against standard EN 15265. Overall result class B. Also validated

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: OnGrid Tool  

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OnGrid Tool OnGrid Tool The OnGrid Tool is an Excel-based application assisting in PV system sizing, pricing and quoting. It enables solar installers to gather a customer’s utility and site information quickly and efficiently. It calculates optimum system size, electricity bill savings, system incentives, and system net costs. It then calculates various economic benefit factors and produces a variety of proposals, quotes, and. The OnGrid Tool includes rates, incentives, and tax calculations, and estimates system performance, including all performance factors and shading data. Screen Shots Keywords solar, financial, payback, analysis, sales, tool, software, economics, proposal Validation/Testing The software is run through Microsoft Excel and results are available immediately. OnGrid uses the most credible sources for industry updates.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: kW-Field  

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kW-Field kW-Field kW-Field is a tablet-based touch screen field tool for professionals conducting commercial and industrial energy audits. Screen Shots Keywords Commercial Energy Auditing Field Software Validation/Testing See users below Expertise Required A two-day in-person training course on use of the tool is strongly recommended, applicable for building professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels. Users Customers include Large Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Utilities, Engineering Firms, Consultancies, Corporate Energy Managers, etc. Approximately 15 customers representing ~100 users. Audience Professionals conducting on-site assessments of commercial and industrial facilities for the purpose of identifying opportunities to implement energy savings technologies and practices.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ParaSol  

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ParaSol ParaSol ParaSol logo. A design tool to study the potential of solar protection for different types of sunshades and glazing systems and their influence on the building energy performance at an early design stage. ParaSol is based on dynamic energy simulations and provides monthly results for the total and direct solar energy transmittance (g- and T- values) of the sunshade and the combination of sunshade and window system and calculates their influence on the building energy performance. The program has post-processors for studies of daylight and thermal comfort. The user can select between external, interpane and internal sunshades. Within each such group, a number of different geometries and material properties can be selected. A simple geometric model, which can symbolize a rectangular office module,

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CoDyBa  

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CoDyBa CoDyBa CoDyBa logo CoDyBa is a design tool on classical PC for buildings dynamic performance simulation. It is intended for design offices, teaching, and research organizations. The new CoDyBa version is called KoZiBu. A prototype can be downloaded for free. CoDyBa is used to analyze dynamic hygrothermal performance of building elements when subjected to any kind of climate conditions. The tool helps the user conduct studies of heating and cooling strategies, air conditioning or ventilation options, and insulating materials. The main objective is to forecast the energy consumption, temperature, and humidity evolution range. It enables the user to estimate the instant heating or cooling powers needed to maintain a given set point, or to calculate the indoor

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Room Air Conditioner Cost  

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Room Air Conditioner Cost Estimator Room Air Conditioner Cost Estimator Screen capture of Room Air Conditioner Cost Estimator The cost estimator compares high-efficiency room air conditioners to standard equipment in terms of life cycle cost. It provides an alternative to complicated building simulation models, while offering more precision than simplified estimating tools that are commonly available. The cost estimator assists decision-making regarding the purchase or replacement of room air conditioning equipment, by estimating a product�s lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels. Screen Shots Keywords air conditioner, life-cycle cost, energy performance, residential buildings, energy savings Validation/Testing Internal reviews at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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Reducing the operational energy demand in buildings using building information modeling tools and sustainability approaches  

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Abstract A sustainable building is constructed of materials that could decrease environmental impacts, such as energy usage, during the lifecycle of the building. Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been identified as an effective tool for building performance analysis virtually in the design stage. The main aims of this study were to assess various combinations of materials using BIM and identify alternative, sustainable solutions to reduce operational energy consumption. The amount of energy consumed by a double story bungalow house in Johor, Malaysia, and assessments of alternative material configurations to determine the best energy performance were evaluated by using Revit Architecture 2012 and Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software to show which of the materials helped in reducing the operational energy use of the building to the greatest extent throughout its annual life cycle. At the end, some alternative, sustainable designs in terms of energy savings have been suggested.

Mojtaba Valinejad Shoubi; Masoud Valinejad Shoubi; Ashutosh Bagchi; Azin Shakiba Barough

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DEROB-LTH  

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DEROB-LTH DEROB-LTH DEROB-LTH logo. Design tool used to explore the complex dynamic behaviour of buildings for different designs. The behaviour is expressed in terms of temperatures, heating- and cooling loads and different comfort indices. The form of the building can be modelled in a flexible way. The model for assessing the solar insolation on building surfaces is detailed and includes the influence of different types of shading devices. The window model has been improved and calculates properties for a window package in an accurate way. The simulation uses a time step of one hour and calculates values in response to hourly values for climatic data, internal loads and airflows. Keywords energy performance, heating, cooling, thermal comfort, design Validation/Testing

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools  

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Tools to someone by E-mail Tools to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools 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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Energy Usage Forecasts  

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Energy Usage Forecasts Energy Usage Forecasts Energy Usage Forecasts Quick and easy web-based tool that provides free 14-day ahead energy usage forecasts based on the degree day forecasts for 1,200 stations in the U.S. and Canada. The user enters the daily non-weather base load and the usage per degree day weather factor; the tool applies the degree day forecast and displays the total energy usage forecast. Helpful FAQs explain the process and describe various options for the calculation of the base load and weather factor. Historical degree day reports and 14-day ahead degree day forecasts are available from the same site. Keywords degree days, historical weather, mean daily temperature, load calculation, energy simulation Validation/Testing Degree day data provided by AccuWeather.com, updated daily at 0700.

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Tools for Assessing Building Energy Use in Industrial Plants  

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This presentation will cover a brief history of building energy measures savings potential for industrial plants and briefly characterize building energy measures and their savings identified over approximately the past 15 years in energy audits...

Martin, M.; MacDonald, M.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Weather Year for Energy  

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Year for Energy Calculations 2 Year for Energy Calculations 2 Weather Year for Energy Calculations 2 logo. Contains typical year hourly weather data for 77 locations in the United States and Canada. The Weather Year for Energy Calculations 2 (WYEC2) format updates and replaces the earlier WYEC format weather data files and was developed specifically for use with building energy simulation programs. A manual for the WYEC2 weather files and the software toolkit for manipulating and viewing the data is provided. Create multiple reports using a software toolkit on the CD-ROM. WYEC2 weather files consist of 8760 or 8784 identical fixed format records, one for each hour of a 365 or 366 day year. Each record is 116 characters in length. The WYEC2 format is derived from the NOAA TD 9734 Typical Meteorological

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Sombrero 3.01  

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Sombrero 3.01 Sombrero 3.01 Sombrero 3.01 logo. A PC-tool to calculate shadows on arbitrarily oriented surfaces. In designing both active use of solar energy (domestic hot water, photovoltaic) as well as passive solar architecture, shading and lighting of planes plays an important role. SOMBRERO provides quantitative results for shading of collectors or windows by buildings, overhangs, trees or the horizon. These results can be used either directly for visualization or as input for other thermal simulation programs. Screen Shots Keywords Solar shading, solar radiation, building geometry, solar systems Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic knowledge about geometry and solar radiation Users The users of SOMBRERO are distributed all around the world. The program is

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Building energy calculator : a design tool for energy analysis of residential buildings in Developing countries  

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Buildings are one of the world's largest consumers of energy, yet measures to reduce energy consumption are often ignored during the building design process. In developing countries, enormous numbers of new residential ...

Smith, Jonathan Y. (Jonathan York), 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EE4 CBIP  

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CBIP CBIP EE4 CBIP logo. Designed to demonstrate a building's compliance to the requirements of the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) performance path approach. EE4 CBIP is offered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency to building owners and developers for the design and construction of new commercial and institutional buildings that use 25% less energy than similar buildings built to the requirements of the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB). EE4 CBIP may also be used to perform non-compliance energy analyses and thus to predict a building's annual energy consumption, and to assess the impact of design changes to the building. Alternatively, EE4 CBIP can be used to determine a building's heating and cooling loads for equipment sizing. EE4 CBIP calculations are

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EASY: Whole House Energy Audit  

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EASY: Whole House Energy Audit EASY: Whole House Energy Audit EASY: Whole House Energy Audit logo. Allows auditors to visually draw plans for dwellings that are being audited. Users can place objects such as doors, windows, and other openings, and specify their attributes for calculations. EASY allows users to identify approved measures for specific objects that are included on the drawings. Once generated, the reports may be printed out or viewed on the screen. EASY has been developed to incorporate the latest in Windows technology and software design methodology in order to increase the ability for a lay person without extensive technical training to complete a complex audit with relative ease and with minimal training. EASY accounts for the varied climates, construction styles and building

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnerCAD  

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EnerCAD EnerCAD EnerCAD logo. An interactive design environment for building energy evaluation and optimization. The software is designed and maintained by a multidisciplinary team of architects, physicists, and engineers as part of the whole-building design process. Building physics are understandable to architects, building designers, and nonspecialists. Screen Shots Keywords Building Energy Efficiency; Early Design Optimization; Architecture Oriented; Life Cycle Analysis Validation/Testing Based on the European standard “Thermal performance of buildings” EN ISO 13790, Swiss SIA 380/1, and the “Building Energy Efficiency Rating Certificate” SIA 2031. Certification N° 0982 (OFEN/BFE : http://www.bfe.admin.ch/energie/00580/00605/index.html?lang=fr&dossier_id=00689).

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DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is DOEs primary lab for renewable energy and efficiency R&D. Through the Building America Program, NREL has developed free software to help...

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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 Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools  

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Acuity Energy Platform  

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Acuity Energy Platform Acuity Energy Platform Acuity Energy Platform logo Agentis delivers energy efficiency software applications to businesses to improve energy management. Agentis partners with electric utilities to combine commercial and industrial energy use data with company demographics and provide business users with best practice comparisons to similar businesses, and personal recommendations of efficiency improvements and usage optimization that will save money and resources. Utilities can educate and engage their customers with energy- and cost-saving recommendations, while still meeting state-efficiency mandates. Screen Shots Keywords energy efficiency software; customized business recommendation; commercial and industrial energy use comparisons Validation/Testing Agentis partners with electric utility companies and does extensive

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Easy EnergyPlus  

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Easy EnergyPlus Easy EnergyPlus Easy EnergyPlus is a Chinese language interface for EnergyPlus that is being developed by the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University in China. The beta version of Easy EnergyPlus can accept input data required by EnergyPlus and run a simulation with the EnergyPlus engine. Nearly all of the interface is in Chinese, including menus, toolbars, labels, and lists. Entering input data in Chinese characters is also supported. The interface also lists the common construction materials in the Chinese market and allows the selection of popular HVAC systems in China. Easy EnergyPlus was created to acquaint more Chinese people with EnergyPlus and help improve energy consumption calculation and analysis in China. Easy EnergyPlus is currently only compatible with EnergyPlus version

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ArchiWIZARD  

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ArchiWIZARD ArchiWIZARD ArchiWIZARD logo Thermal calculation software performs hourly simulations of buildings to provide mechanical, energy, and architectural engineers or architects with accurate estimates of a building's energy needs and input and output data structures tailored to facilitate architects', engineers', and design department work. The output comprises the yearly and hourly heat balance calculation (solar energy gains, thermal performance of the building's envelope, domestic hot water needs, production of solar thermal installations), energy performance analysis, and hourly and mean temperatures in the thermal zones). CAD building files (DWG, SKP, obj, ATL) can be imported to the calculations. Dynamic importation can be made between ArchiWIZARD and Revit, Sketchup, ArchiCAD and Allplan.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EPB-software  

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EPB-software EPB-software EPB-software logo Free application that supports the (Flemish) Energy Performance Legislation for Buildings. EPB=software is based on a large number of building and installation characteristics and calculates the U-values, the average insulation level and the E-level (Primary energy consumption) of newly built or renovated residential and non-residential buildings and controls compliance with energy-efficiency and indoor climate requirements. It also checks the compliance with the minimum ventilation requirements for all types of buildings. EPB-software Vlaanderen 1.0 has been public since March 2006. A French test version was made for the Brussels region and will be made for the Wallon region. Screen Shots Keywords EPBD implementation, Flemish region, primary energy consumption

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyAide  

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EnergyAide EnergyAide EnergyAide logo. Comprehensive residential energy audit software package. The EnergyAide software can evaluate a broad range of energy saving opportunities in the home, including: Insulation Heating system improvements Window and door weather-stripping and replacement Domestic hot water savings Efficient Lighting Other energy saving recommendations EnergyAide is designed to serve homeowners or residential utility customers. It produces a written report that explains energy savings opportunities in plain language, for non-professional to easily understand, with graphics. The report and the software can be customized to meet the needs of conservation programs, utility sponsors and users. Energy savings and costs for recommendations can be interactively viewed

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Energy Demand Modeling  

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Energy Demand Modeling Energy Demand Modeling The software is intended to be used for Energy Demand Modeling. This can be utilized from regional to national level. A Graphical User Interface of the software takes the input from the user in a quite logical and sequential manner. These input leads to output in two distinct form, first, it develops a Reference Energy System, which depicts the flow of energy from the source to sink with all the losses incorporated and second, it gives a MATLAB script file for advance post processing like graphs, visualization and optimizations to develop and evaluate the right energy mix policy frame work for a intended region. Keywords Reference Energy System, Software, GUI, Planning, Energy Demand Model EDM, Energy Policy Planning Validation/Testing

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Energy Estimation Software with  

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Energy Estimation Software with Carbon Footprint Calculation Energy Estimation Software with Carbon Footprint Calculation Energy Estimation Software with Carbon Footprint Calculation logo. Energy Estimation Software for Fan and Pumping Applications estimates energy savings achieved when using a variable frequency drive instead of conventional control methods for fan and pumping applications. The results can be viewed in graphical format and text format and the software has built-in functions to generate an energy estimation report especially designed for consultants. The energy estimator software is available in two editions: Single System Edition This edition allows users to estimate energy savings for a single fan or pump system and generate a multi-page report based on the estimated savings. Project Edition This edition allows users to estimate energy savings of a single fan or

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Building Energy Modeling  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Building energy simulationphysics-based calculation of building energy consumptionis a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyCAP Enterprise  

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Enterprise Enterprise EnergyCAP Enterprise logo. Designed to be the foremost energy information software available for total integration and management of an organization's diverse utility bill and energy management needs. EnergyCAP offers the full range of capabilities: bill tracking, manual and EDI entry, interface to A/P for bill payment, ENERGY STAR® automated data submittal, workflow system for user-defined bill approval processes, automatic bill auditing system, correct "to-the-penny" rate schedules, interval data tracking and analysis, tracking of production (or any other independent variables), greenhouse gas emissions tracking, cost avoidance calculations (measurement and verification [M&V]), submeter tracking, virtual meter formulas, tenant

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyCAP Professional  

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Professional Professional EnergyCAP Professional logo. Online software for domestic public school districts (see EnergyCAP Enterprise and Express for other organizations) that need straightforward utility bill tracking, energy management reports and calculation of the cost avoidance attributable to energy management activities. A typical Professional client has 50–1,000 utility accounts and pays $500,000 to $10 million per year. Professional Online is primarily used from one energy management or utilities management office. It uses Microsoft's SQL Server database. Multiple users can access the data simultaneously. EnergyCAP Professional Online is perfect for school districts that need: Verification of utility bills. EnergyCAP's exclusive Bill Auditor checks each bill more than 50 ways for reasonableness.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AkWarm  

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AkWarm AkWarm AkWarm logo. Innovative, user-friendly, Windows-based software for home energy modeling. AkWarm is designed for weatherization assessment and the EPA Energy Star Home energy rating program. Features include: Graphical display of energy use by building component, improvement options analysis, design heat load, calculates CO2 emissions, and shows code compliance. Utility, weather data, and other libraries are maintained in a database library for easy updating. A separate database is available to archive all input and output data for detailed analysis of housing types, trends, amd energy use. Keywords home energy rating systems, home energy, residential modeling, weatherization Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic understanding of building construction, with a minimal level of

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: WUFI-ORNL/IBP  

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WUFI-ORNL/IBP WUFI-ORNL/IBP WUFI-ORNL/IBP logo. Advanced hygrothermal model that solves the coupled heat, and moisture transport in building envelope systems such as walls and roofs.� The model is joint development between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Fraunhofer Institute in Building Physics (IBP). WUFI-ORNL/IBP is an easy-to-use, menu-driven program for use on a personal computer which can provide customized solutions to moisture engineering and damage assessment problems for various building envelope systems. The model was specifically developed for architects, and engineers� alike. It is excellent education tool as the user can visually review the transient thermal and moisture distributions as the simulation is executed.� Screen Shots Keywords moisture modeling, hygrothermal model, combined heat and moisture

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

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: MarketManager  

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MarketManager MarketManager MarketManager logo. Models any type of commercial, institutional, industrial, and residential facility and determines the energy and cost impact of virtually any type of energy conservation measure or utility rate schedule. MarketManager calculates the operating costs of any piece of equipment in the facility and determines the cost-effectiveness of improving the building envelope, HVAC controls, motors, lighting systems, heating and cooling equipment. Screen Shots Keywords building energy modeling, design, retrofit Validation/Testing N/A. Expertise Required MarketManager is best used by energy professionals who have a good understanding of HVAC systems.� Others have been known to use it. Users Approximately 1000 users worldwide, mostly in the United States.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Prophet Load Profiler  

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Prophet Load Profiler Prophet Load Profiler Prophet Load Profiler logo. Internet-enabled software that empowers business energy customers to manage energy and reduce costs. Valuable to facility managers, energy managers and energy service companies, the Prophet web-based service delivers real-time and near-real-time energy information on energy consumption and demand for any size facility. A number of facilities can be managed using consumption data gathered in 15 minute, 30 minute, 60 minute, daily, weekly and monthly intervals. Users can immediately view and analyze data with an eye toward load shedding, cost avoidance strategies, energy budget management, utility cost validation and energy forecasting. All tools are contained within the Prophet Web application and enabled via the internet using a standard web

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: United Resources Group Lighting  

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United Resources Group Lighting Conservation United Resources Group Lighting Conservation Comprehensive lighting software designed to analyze existing lighting systems and provide alternative systems that will offer energy-savings retrofit options with corresponding total wattage reduction, percent reduction, kilowatt hour savings, maintenance savings, net air conditioning savings, and a corresponding cost and dollar savings total with payback. Screen Shots Keywords Quantify, Lighting Conservation, Cost and Savings Validation/Testing Regular updates of wattage table. Expertise Required Some familiarity with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and the codes used to describe existing equipment which is in place at a site. Users 1 Audience Energy Efficiency Consultants, Energy Contractors, Architects, and Building

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: e-Bench  

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e-Bench e-Bench e-Bench logo. Desktop computer tool for comprehensively measuring the energy, utility and environmental efficiency of a facility or process and comparing it to established benchmarks. e-Bench enables organisations, industry sectors and even countries to improve energy, utility and environmental performance. It is a management tool that will create financial savings through reduced energy use and improved load management, and improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) (and consequent staff productivity). It also enables organisations to achieve financial savings through picking up on errors in their supplier invoices and through additional process and production efficiencies as well as to more adequately meet the requirements of Triple Bottom Line

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ESP-r  

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ESP-r ESP-r ESP-r logo. General purpose simulation environment which supports an in-depth appraisal of the factors which influence the energy and environmental performance of buildings. The ESP-r system has been the subject of sustained developments since 1974 and in 2002 converted to the GNU Public License. ESP-r has the objective of simulating building performance in a manner that: a) is realistic and adheres closely to actual physical systems, b) supports early-through-detailed design stage appraisals, and c) enables integrated performance assessments in which no single issue is unduly prominent. ESP-r attempts to simulate the real world as rigorously as possible and to a level which is consistent with current best practice in the international simulation community.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: QwickLoad  

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QwickLoad QwickLoad QwickLoad logo QwickLoad uses the ASHRAE TFM (Transfer Function Method) algorithms combined with a screen interface that provides building load calculations. It includes a Duct Sizing Program and supports IP and SI units. QwickLoad Residential 7.0 provides heat gain and heat loss calculations for up to 10 zones. QwickLoad Commercial 7.0 provides heat gain and heat loss calculations for up to 500 zones. Zones and plenums can be added or deleted with one button click. Intuitive screens for entering building information. Default is automatically displayed. Construction types for roofs, walls, partitions, windows, shade types, and scheduling control. Complete air-conditioning and heating system control and supply, return, heating and cooling duct static pressure specification. Energy recovery ventilator can

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: LESO-COMFORT  

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LESO-COMFORT LESO-COMFORT Evaluation of thermal comfort during a selected period (e.g. during the hottest part of summer), using a classical dynamic simulation computer code connected to the LESO-COMFORT code itself. The program uses the data already defined for LESOSAI, and only a very few additional data have to be introduced by the user. Keywords thermal comfort, load calculation, energy Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Average level of PC computer practice; understanding of basic solar radiation concepts. Users Introduced in September 1999. Audience Architects, engineers, researchers. Input The LESO-COMFORT software is basically an intelligent and user-friendly interface to a conventional dynamic building simulation program. The user does not have to describe the building to be studied from scratch. Instead,

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Visualizing Energy Information in Commercial Buildings: A Study of Tools, Expert Users, and Building Occupants  

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BIBLIOGRAPHY Breaking the Net Zero Energy Barrier: The 31carbon neutrality and net-zero energy for all new commercialBenchmarking for Net-Zero Energy Buildings. 12 Included in

Lehrer, David; Vasudev, Janani

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EcoAdvisor  

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EcoAdvisor EcoAdvisor EcoAdvisor logo. Interactive, online multimedia training and decision support tool for sustainable commercial buildings. EcoAdvisor is highly graphically oriented and highly interactive. When fully developed, it will engage the user via numerous animations and interactions such as mouse-overs, 'more info' drill-down options, radio button choices, sliders, drag-and-drop exercises, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and goal-oriented, problem-solving exercises. The current beta version contains several examples of graphic animations and user-interactions. Interactive multimedia is highly cost-effective compared with instructor-led learning for users can learn 40% faster than in classroom situations, and each user can learn at his/her own pace. Quizzes will be available for all course content, for at least one quiz

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: PV*SOL  

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PV*SOL PV*SOL PV*SOL logo. PV*SOL Pro is a program for the design and simulation of grid-connected and off-grid photovoltaic systems. You can create your system using a wide range of modules (including thin-film and crystalline) and the program determines the size of the system with the roof layout tool. After testing all the relevant physical parameters, the program automatically selects the inverter and PV array configuration. This dynamic simulation program was developed for engineers, designers, installers, roofing specialists, and electrical contractors or building technicians. Screen Shots Keywords photovoltaic systems simulation, planning and design software, grid-connected systems, stand-alone systems Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No special expertise or training needed.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: VentAir 62  

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VentAir 62 VentAir 62 VentAir 62 logo. A ventilation airflow calculator that allows easy, accurate compliance with ASHRAE Standard 62-89. The program automates the cumbersome calculations presented by the Standard's Equation 6-1. The Windows-based program helps building designers design multiple-space ventilation systems that meet the requirements of the Standard. This tool analyzes space and system information from the VAV terminal and air handler unit schedules, calculates ventilation airflow requirements (space minimums and system-level required minimum), and provides additional or revised information for the VAV and AHU schedules. Keywords ventilation design, ASHRAE Standard 62 Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Knowledge of ASHRAE Standard 62 requirements and ventilation design.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SunPosition  

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SunPosition SunPosition SunPosition image Calculates time series of sun angles (such as solar altitude and solar azimuth) for a given location and outputs them as text files that can be imported into spreadsheets and solar energy analysis programs. Sun Position is highly customizable: you can have it calculate angles for one specific day, once a month for one year, once a week, daily, etc., and in a given day calculate the angles once a day, hourly, every 15 minutes, etc. Its primary purpose is to assist architects and solar designers perform energy analysis calculations. Screen Shots Keywords solar angle design, solar altitude, solar design Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required None required. Users Several dozen regular users in building and alternative energy fields,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Look3D  

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Look3D Look3D Look3D logo. A Windows program that creates three-dimensional, full-color surface plots from columnar data. These surface plots can be rotated and customized. Keywords three-dimensional, full-color surface plots from columnar data, energy-use data Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No special expertise required. Users International. Audience Anyone analyzing time series data. Input ASCII space delimited numeric files. Input should have time stamp for maximum usability. Output Visualization on screen. Computer Platform Windows 3.1 or higher. Programming Language Visual C++ (source not available). Strengths Particularly useful for visualizing load profile changes over time. Weaknesses N/A Contact Company: Energy Systems Laboratory Address: Building Energy Analysis Division

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: oTilt  

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oTilt oTilt tool_otilt oTilt is an online tool for quickly determining the optimum tilt angles for solar collectors. Site can be located in an integrated Google map, searching it using keywords (e.g. Central Park, New York) or by directly entering latitude and longitude. oTilt determines the optimum monthly, seasonal, half-yearly and fixed tilt angles for solar collectors at selected site location along with respective energy collection during these spans. Results are presented in the form of a table. Screen Shots Keywords solar radiations, radiations on tilted surface, optimum tilt angle, optimum pitch angle, collector slope Validation/Testing Methodology and validation of results is given on website Expertise Required No special expertise needed. Users More than 100.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Overhang Annual Analysis  

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Overhang Annual Analysis Overhang Annual Analysis Screen shot of Overhang Annual Analysis Lets users visualize the shading performance of a window overhang for an entire year. Overhang Annual Analysis tool accepts a location and the dimensions of the window and overhang as inputs, and produces a chart depicting the amount that the overhang shades the window for each hour of the day, for each month of the year. Screen Shots Keywords window, overhang, shading, solar Validation/Testing Outputs verified against an overhang shadow calculator with an independent methodology, also produced by the author. Expertise Required None. Users Unknown, new tool, released August 2007. Audience Architects, builders, homeowners, passive solar designers, energy analysts Input Location, window dimensions, overhang dimensions.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AEPS System Planning  

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AEPS System Planning AEPS System Planning ASC logo The Alternative Energy Product Suite (AEPS) System Planning tool is a software application for the design, modeling, and simulation of electrical power systems with an emphasis on renewable energy sources (solar, wind, and hydro). The application calculates power generation, consumption, and storage for modeled systems. Power and cost data can be analyzed to optimize the modeled system based on user objectives and priorities. The Modeling capability supports graphically constructing an electrical power/alternative energy system consisting of site, generation, storage, and load components, including electrical conversion and control hardware. Models can support on-grid and off-grid systems. The Simulation capability generates, consumes, and uses grid and

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: e-Sankey  

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e-Sankey e-Sankey e!Sankey logo Lean software tool for drawing Sankey diagrams. Sankey diagrams are used to visualize energy flows in process systems with colored arrows whose width is proportional to the flow quantity. Screen Shots Keywords Sankey diagram, flow chart, energy efficiency, visualization Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No expertise or training required. Users More than 3000. Audience process engineers, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, plant managers, facility managers, people working in in the energy sector, waste management, water or waste water sector, engineering students Input Knowledge of the process system and flow data. Data is entered in windows. Excel import available in e!Sankey pro version. Output Graphical visualization of the flows, graphical editing of the flow diagram

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BlueSol  

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BlueSol BlueSol tool_bluesol BlueSol is a software for the design of photovoltaic systems in every country in the world. It allows you to perform the entire process of designing a PV system, from the preliminary assessment of producibility to the realization of the project documentation. Screen Shots Keywords PV system sizing, PV system simulation, grid-connected PV systems, electrical components, shading, economic analysis. Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No special expertise or training needed. Users BlueSol runs in English language and has been released in may 2013. BlueSol originates from his Italian version: over 2100 copies of Italian version dowloaded since it was first release in november 2009. Audience PV specialists, energy and electrical engineers, system installers, energy

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ID-Spec Large  

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ID-Spec Large ID-Spec Large ID-Spec Large is software for the electrical installation design of industrial and tertiary buildings. It helps to design a green electrical installation by enabling the user to: - Assess the impact of selecting energy efficiency solutions like power factor correction and low losses transformers in terms of cost savings - Reduce power losses and consequently carbon emissions in the electrical installation by optimizing equipment locations - Reduce investment cost while using less raw materials by optimizing length and cross-section of cables - Assess the percentage of recyclable materials for cables and busbar trunking systems. Screen Shots Keywords Electrical installation design, power losses assessment, CO2 emissions, quantity of conductors

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SolDesigner  

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SolDesigner SolDesigner SolDesigner logo. A new kind of expert design system for the detailed hydraulic and control design of solar thermal plants. SolDesigner is useful for finding solutions for hot water (see free downloadable version below) and solar heating of buildings and pools. SolDesigner produces a highly qualified design of the solar system and estimates for costs and energy output (these are not simulated). Keywords design, solar thermal, solar hot water, solar heating plants, solar design Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required None necessary Users Officials, tech-design engineers, house-owners, builders, plumbers Audience Officials, tech-design engineers, house-owners, builders, plumbers Input Only geometric data, estimates of daily hot water demand and (if needed)

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Degree Day .Net  

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Degree Day .Net Degree Day .Net Logo for Degree Day.net Website that generates heating and cooling degree days for locations worldwide. Degree days are commonly used in calculations relating to building energy consumption. Once you have chosen a weather station (of which there are thousands available) and specified the degree days you want (e.g. what base temperature, do you want them broken down in daily, weekly or monthly format), Degree Days.net will calculate your degree days, and give them to you as a CSV file that you can open directly in a spreadsheet. Screen Shots Keywords degree days, HDD, CDD Validation/Testing A comprehensive suite of automated tests have been written to test the software. Expertise Required Degree Days.net makes it very easy to specify and generate degree days, so

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Degree Day Forecasts  

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Forecasts Forecasts Degree Day Forecasts example chart Quick and easy web-based tool that provides free 14-day ahead degree day forecasts for 1,200 stations in the U.S. and Canada. Degree Day Forecasts charts show this year, last year and three-year average. Historical degree day charts and energy usage forecasts are available from the same site. Keywords degree days, historical weather, mean daily temperature Validation/Testing Degree day data provided by AccuWeather.com, updated daily at 0700. Expertise Required No special expertise required. Simple to use. Users Over 1,000 weekly users. Audience Anyone who needs degree day forecasts (next 14 days) for the U.S. and Canada. Input Select a weather station (1,200 available) and balance point temperature. Output Charts show (1) degree day (heating and cooling) forecasts for the next 14

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CtrlSpecBuilder  

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CtrlSpecBuilder CtrlSpecBuilder CtrlSpecBuilder logo. Free, on-line tool to help engineers write bid specifications for HVAC Control projects. CtrlSpecBuilder (Control Specification Builder) prepares open (non-proprietary and not sole-source) specifications based upon ASHRAE Guideline 13-2000, Specifying Direct Digital Control Systems. User options make it simple to include new technologies such as BACnet and Web-based controls in the specifications, and to specify energy saving options such as demand limiting, optimal start, and setpoint optimization. The completed specification includes overall project, hardware, and software requirements as well as a sequence of operations and a points list for every unique type of equipment included in the project. The specification is prepared in word processor format and can be downloaded to

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HAP System Design Load  

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HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load HAP System Design Load logo. Provides the load estimating and system design features found in its popular cousin � Carrier�s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP). By focusing on system design features, the HAP System Design Load program serves as a simpler, more efficient tool for those users only interested in system design; energy simulation features are omitted. Like the HAP program, HAP System Design Load provides the ease of use of a Windows-based graphical user interface and the computing power of modern 32-bit software. HAP System Design Load uses a system-based approach to HVAC load estimating. This approach tailors sizing procedures and results to the specific type of system being considered. A wide variety of equipment types

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: LESO-SHADE  

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LESO-SHADE LESO-SHADE LESO-SHADE logo. Calculation of shading factors on any facade or surface (e.g. a window) of a building, caused by the surrounding obstacles (other buildings, trees, walls, etc). The calculated shading factor can be tabulated either hour by hour, or as a monthly average. The definition of the geometry (studied building and surrounding) is done using a graphical and user-friendly interface. Keywords shading factors, solar shading, building geometry Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Average level of PC computer practice; understanding of basic solar radiation concepts. Users First distributed in September 1999. Audience Architects, engineers, researchers. Input : The Scene Editor gives the user the possibility to define the complete geometric scene to be studied. The following elements can be introduced in

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DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

NREL has developed free software to help design and sell cost-effective high-efficiency homes. This webinar will provide an overview of the powerful but easy-to-use BEopt (Building...

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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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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: AnTherm  

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AnTherm AnTherm AnTherm logo Calculates temperature distributions, heat flows and (optionally) vapor diffusion flows in building structures - particularly those with thermal heat bridges. AnTherm (Analysis of Thermal behavior of Building Construction Heat Bridges) is designed for the technically qualified designer by providing thorough and reliable evaluation of thermal performance in accordance with current European standards (EN ISO). It directly calculates characteristic indicators for the construction, such as linear (or point) thermal transmittance or the matrix of thermal coupling coefficients (i.e. boundary conditions independent results). AnTherm facilitates generation of geometrical models through a graphic input display of building structures, as well as by providing very fast,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: TRACE Load 700  

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Load 700 Load 700 TRACE Load 700 logo. Use TRACE Load 700 software - the building and load design modules of TRACE 700, Trane Air Conditioning Economics - to evaluate the effect of building orientation, size, shape, and mass based on hourly weather data and the resulting heat-transfer characteristics of air and moisture. To assure calculation integrity, the program uses algorithms recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Choose from eight different ASHRAE cooling and heating methodologies, including the Exact Transfer Function. The program encourages "what if" analyses, allowing the user to enter construction details in any order and then easily change the resulting building model as the design progresses. Multiple project views and "drag-and-drop"

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Popolo Utility Load Calculation  

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Popolo Utility Load Calculation Popolo Utility Load Calculation Popolo Utility Load Calculation is a collection of classes for calculating various heat transfer phenomena. The routines have been written from scratch in C#, and present a modern Applications Programming Interface (API) for .NET Framework programmers, allowing wrappers to be written for very high level languages. It contains classes to calculate solid conduction, convective heat transfer near wall surfaces, air ventilation, radiative heat balance of wall surfaces, transmitted solar radiation through a window, and so on. Users should build up these classes to simulate a whole complex building system. A sample source code to build test cases of BESTEST are provided. Since all the source code is distributed under the GNU General Public License, they can be freely

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DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimizatio...  

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

Thursday, May 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will train attendees on how to use the BEopt tool, which was developed by the National Renewable...

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DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training...  

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

today, May 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will train attendees on how to use the BEopt tool, which was developed by the National Renewable...

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Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt)Training  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings,...

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: REM/Rate  

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REM/Rate REM/Rate REM/Rate logo. User-friendly, yet highly sophisticated, residential energy analysis, code compliance and rating software developed specifically for the needs of HERS providers. REM/Rate calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lighting, and appliance energy loads, consumption and costs for new and existing single and multi-family homes. Climate data is available for cities and towns throughout North America. A home energy rating is calculated based on the proposed DOE HERS guidelines (10 CFR 437) as modified by the RESNET/NASEO HERS Technical Committee. In addition to an energy rating, REM/Rate creates value added information including energy efficiency mortgage report, energy appraisal addendum, energy code compliance (MEC, IECC, and ASHRAE), improvement analysis (existing homes), design optimization (new homes),

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Industrial Buildings Tools and Resources  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rolf Butters Rolf Butters Industrial Technologies Program Industrial Buildings Tools and Resources Webinar - June 11, 2009 Michael MacDonald Agenda  Introduction to Industrial Buildings Opportunity and Tools  EERE Funding, Opportunities, and Resources  Next Steps 6/11/2009 2 Facilities Energy  ITP has been working for a couple years now to develop tools to address facilities energy use, present in most plants, and about 8% of total sector energy use  First tool is a Score Card, implemented both as a stand- alone Excel file and for QuickPEP - Score Card has to be simple, so is approximate - But it can be a very important tool for scoping facilities energy use at a plant  Second tool is an adaptation of the BCHP Screening Tool, originally developed by the Distributed Energy program but

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Data Center Efficiency Savings  

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Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator 42U's Data Center Efficiency Savings Calculator helps IT Professionals and C-level management understand the short- and long-term savings that can be achieved by improving the energy efficiency of their data center infrastructure. Efficiency savings are financial (Capital expense [CAPEX] and operating expense [OPEX]) and environmental because carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are reduced. The calculator is designed to help determine savings for any size data center, computer room, server room, or wiring closet. Keywords Energy Efficiency Calculator for Data Centers. Validation/Testing Average retail commercial energy prices provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Expertise Required Basic understanding of data center PUE and IT energy load helpful, but not

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: REM/Design  

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REM/Design REM/Design REM/Design logo. User-friendly, yet highly sophisticated, residential energy analysis and code compliance software which eliminates the uncertainty and guesswork from energy design and code compliance decisions. Developed specifically with the needs of homebuilders, remodelers, energy consultants and designers in mind, REM/Design calculates heating, cooling, hot water, lights and appliance loads, consumption and costs for single and multi-family designs in over 250 North American cities. This Windows-based software automatically analyzes the energy and economic performance of numerous energy design features including envelope insulation, air leakage control, duct leakage control, active and passive solar systems, heating and cooling equipment, mechanical ventilation and more. In addition to

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: InterLane Power Manager  

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InterLane Power Manager InterLane Power Manager InterLane Power Manager logo. Designed to meet the energy management needs of commercial and small industrial businesses. When added to an existing meter, InterLane Power Manager provides users with monitoring and control of their energy. A standalone software product, Energy View Lite, is also available. Keywords energy metering, monitoring, power management Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required An InterLane Interactive Systems distributor will provide customer support and training. Users 8 utilities are installing the product in their service territories; numerous national commercial users have the system. Audience Utilities, energy service companies, and national accounts. Input Load star file or direct from the Interactive Control Unit (ICU)

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: ShadowFX  

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ShadowFX ShadowFX ShadowFX logo. Sun and shadow modeling program for architects and town planners. The program enables you to easily generate shadow profiles cast by buildings and other objects for any latitude, longitude and time of year, and design more effective solar shading devices. The program incorporates a fully-featured CAD Viewer that enables you to view AutoCAD files 2.5 to 2000. Keywords shading calculations, sun modelling, solar shading Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required No special expertise is required. The program is highly graphical and intuitive to use. Users New program, released in July 2000. Audience Architects, town planners, and architecture students. Input Height and orientation of structure. Output Shadow profiles are output in the form of AutoCAD DWG and DXF files. These

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Power Calc PaK  

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Power Calc PaK Power Calc PaK Power Calc PaK logo Power Calc PaK is smart electrical engineering software with a proprietary database. With just 3 inputs (load kVA, load type, and number of poles), it automatically calculates, and recalculates for changes (upstream and downstream), the entire power distribution system in a building providing more than 300 outputs that are compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC). Power Calc PaK is a patent-protected innovation (covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,636,650). One bundled calculation integrates all the outputs across all the panelboards and equipment worksheets required for the power distribution system from the branch circuit to the electrical service. A few highlights are: 3 inputs for 300 NEC-compliant outputs; ends tedious and repetitive

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: T*SOL  

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T*SOL T*SOL T*SOL logo. T*SOL is a simulation program for the planning and professional design of solar thermal systems. The standard module contains a large number of system configurations for domestic hot water supply and space heating. Swimming pool, large systems, and air collector systems also come standard with the program. This dynamic simulation program, with its easy-to-use Design Assistant, was developed for engineers, planners, roofing specialists, and heating or building technicians. After entering just a few parameters for location and consumption, systems or company system configurations can be selected and the collectors and stores sized. The automatic variant calculation allows the user to select the optimal system configuration. Screen Shots Keywords

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Construction R-value Calculator  

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Construction R-value Calculator Construction R-value Calculator This online calculator calculates the R-value of a large number of common wall and roof constructions given a specified level of insulation. It uses the isothermal planes method to account for thermal bridging of framing material. Keywords R-value, thermal bridging Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Basic understanding of construction details is required. Users Approximately 15,000 web hits per month, mainly from New Zealand. Audience Designers and architects, researchers, officials dealing with building regulations Input The user selects the appropriate wall and roof design details from a number of drop-down boxes and enters the R-value of the installed insulation product. Output The program displays the R-value achieved by the wall or roof construction

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SunAngle Professional Suite  

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SunAngle Professional Suite SunAngle Professional Suite SunAngle Professional logo. More sophisticated, robust, and well-documented version of SunAngle for people interested in better understanding the calculation methodology or developing their own solar angle calculation tools. The Professional Suite includes well-documented HTML/JavaScript and Microsoft Excel versions of SunAngle, plus a detailed technical manual explaining how to perform all of the underlying calculations. Screen Shots Keywords sun angle, solar calculator Validation/Testing Outputs of the SunAngle Professional Suite were compared to published standard sources of solar angle data; this is documented in the SunAngle Technical Manual. Expertise Required Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and/or Microsoft Excel, if the user wishes

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Heat Pump Design Model  

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Heat Pump Design Model Heat Pump Design Model Heat Pump Design Model logo. Research tool for use in the steady-state simulation and design analysis of air-to-air heat pumps and air conditioners. The program can be used with most of the newer HFC refrigerants as well as with HCFCs and CFCs. The standard vapor-compression cycle is modeled with empirical representations for compressor performance and first-principle region-by-region modeling of the heat exchangers. An online Web version is available that can be used with default configurations or with user-specified component and operating parameters for analyzing the performance of single-speed, air-to-air equipment. User configurations can be saved for later use. Parametric analyses can be made and performance trends plotted online.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HVAC 1 Toolkit  

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HVAC 1 Toolkit HVAC 1 Toolkit HVAC 1 Toolkit logo. The Toolkit for Primary HVAC System Energy Calculations is a collection of thirty-eight separate subroutines and corresponding documentation that describes algorithms for predicting the performance of HVAC components. The Toolkit documentation includes thorough descriptions of the component models and solution algorithms, detailed information on the structure of the individual FORTRAN 77 routines, as well as illustrative examples of system simulations with the Toolkit routines. The Toolkit serves two purposes: modules for large-scale simulation and stand-alone component performance prediction. The Toolkit components can also be used to calculate the energy performance of a component with a dedicated driver program to provide the necessary information flow to the Toolkit routines.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Cool Roof Calculator  

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Cool Roof Calculator Cool Roof Calculator Cool Roof Calculator logo. Many reflective roof coatings and membranes are now available for low-slope roofs. These coatings help to reduce summer air-conditioning loads, but can also increase the winter heating load. The Cool Roof Calculator will estimate both how much energy you'll save in the summer and how much extra energy you'll need in the winter. Cool Roof Calculator provides answers on a 'per square foot' basis, so you can then multiply by the area of your roof to find out your net savings each year. Keywords reflective roof, roofing membrane, low-slope roof Validation/Testing The Radiation Control Fact Sheet describes both the analytical and experimental results that went into the calculator's development. Expertise Required

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Right-Suite Residential for  

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Right-Suite Residential for Windows Right-Suite Residential for Windows Right-Suite Residential for Windows logo. All-in-one HVAC software performs residential loads calculations, duct sizing, energy analysis, equipment selection, cost comparison calculations, and geothermal loop design. Also allows you to design your own custom proposals. Used for system design, for sales representation, and for quotation preparations. Buy only what you need. Unused functions are shipped as demos, so the program can grow with your needs. Keywords residential loads calculations, duct sizing, energy analysis, HVAC equipment selection, system design Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Knowledge of general HVAC concepts. High level of computer literacy not required. Users Over 10,000 users of Right-J loads.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Window Heat Gain  

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Window Heat Gain Window Heat Gain Window Heat Gain image Calculates the solar heat gain through vertical windows in temperate latitudes. Screen Shots Keywords Solar, window, energy Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required None. Users Few (new program). Audience Architects, energy analysts. Input Location, window characteristics, ground characteristics. Output Daily/monthly heat gain through window. Computer Platform Web Programming Language JavaScript Strengths Allows default locations/windows/surfaces or custom user data. Incorporates lots of ASHRAE SHGF data that is otherwise burdensome to deal with. Weaknesses Only works for windows facing close to due north, south, east, or west. Doesn't address conductive losses or shading. Contact Company: Sustainable By Design Address: 3631 Bagley Avenue North

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Macromodel for Assessing  

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Macromodel for Assessing Residential Concentrations of Combustion Generated Macromodel for Assessing Residential Concentrations of Combustion Generated Pollutants Simulation model of indoor air pollution concentration distributions for defined residential housing stocks; simulates indoor air pollution concentration distributions based on presence of indoor sources, local meteorology, and energy parameters such as house volume, insulation level, infiltration rate, and space/water heating efficiencies. Keywords indoor air quality, research Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Extensive knowledge of FORTRAN and mainframe computers. Users 1 (LBNL Indoor Environment Program); still under development. Audience Professionals involved in Indoor air quality, modeling, environmental health, exposure assessment. Input Detailed description of housing stock to be modeled; major input parameters

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SkyVision  

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SkyVision SkyVision SkyVision logo. Calculates the overall optical characteristics (transmittance, absorptance, reflectance and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) of conventional and tubular skylights, performance indicators of skylight/room interfaces (well efficiency and coefficient of utilization), indoor daylight availability (daylight factor and illuminance) and daily/annual lighting energy savings. SkyVision accounts for the skylight shape and glazing, geometry of the indoor space (curb, well, room), skylight layouts, lighting and shading controls, site location and sky/ground conditions. SkyVision is unique--it uses the state-of-art glazing models and ray-tracing-based methods to compute the optical characteristics of skylights and indoor daylight availability. Screen Shots

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: DesiCalc  

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DesiCalc DesiCalc DesiCalc logo. Provides fast and accurate analysis of benefits of supplementing standard air-conditioning systems with desiccant-based air-treatment equipment. DESICALC estimates the value of desiccant systems, their operating cost, and humidity control benefits. It provides typical utility rates for 16 geographical locations and weather data for 236 U.S. cities. A simple Windows interface allows comparing baseline and desiccant dehumidification HVAC equipment options. The DESICALC program offers unique combination of a graphical interface with the computational sophistication of DOE-2.1E to guide a user in the selection of the most economically viable air-conditioning equipment configuration for comfort control. Keywords desiccant system, air-conditioning, system design, energy analysis,

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Ground Loop Design  

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Ground Loop Design Ground Loop Design Ground Loop Design logo Ground Loop Design is a versatile ground source heat pump system design program that helps the trained geothermal HVAC designer/engineer size equipment, determine the correct lengths of bore or pipe required for commercial projects, optimize the piping configuration for balanced flow and optimal heat transfer, and calculate the annual and lifetime energy/operating/emissions costs associated with the design. The modular program enhances design productivity and permits flexibility in the designing process and customization based on designer preferences. It also has an English/metric conversion engine and is available in many languages, providing applicability to the widest range of equipment and customers. Screen Shots

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Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

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energy building was achieved through an integrated design2. Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) Building, Santhe Integrated Design Associates, Inc. (IDeAs) Building, San

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Building Energy Audit and Modeling Tools: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-00441  

SciTech Connect

Broadly accessible, low cost, accurate, and easy-to-use energy auditing tools remain out of reach for managers of the aging U.S. building population (over 80% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 10 years old*). concept3D and NREL's commercial buildings group will work to translate and extend NREL's existing spreadsheet-based energy auditing tool for a browser-friendly and mobile-computing platform. NREL will also work with concept3D to further develop a prototype geometry capture and materials inference tool operable on a smart phone/pad platform. These tools will be developed to interoperate with NREL's Building Component Library and OpenStudio energy modeling platforms, and will be marketed by concept3D to commercial developers, academic institutions and governmental agencies. concept3D is NREL's lead developer and subcontractor of the Building Component Library.

Brackney, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Software Tools with Interoperability  

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4 4 Building Software Tools with Interoperability Vladimir Bazjanac, Ricardo Goncalves and Manfred Koethe. Vladimir Bazjanac (left) chairs the open IAI research advisory committee meeting held at San Diego in June. Next to him are Ricardo Goncalves, UNINOVA, and Manfred Koethe, DEC. Recently, architects and engineers (A&E) have begun to make building design and energy simulation software an indispensable part of their toolbox. Most A&E firms now use commercial, off-the-shelf design assistance programs. An increasing number of building professionals are also using software developed at the Center's Building Technology Program: the whole-building energy simulation program DOE-2 to design more energy-efficient structures, RADIANCE for simulating lighting designs, and WINDOW for calculating the

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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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DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, and More  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. View this week's webinars.

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Evaluation of a case-based Reasoning Energy Prediction Tool for Commercial Buildings  

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This paper presents the results of an energy predictor that predicts the energy demand of commercial buildings using Case Based Reasoning (CBR). The proposed approach is evaluated using monitored data in a real office building located in Varennes...

Monfet, D.; Arkhipova, E.; Choiniere, D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Augmented reality building operations tool  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method (700) for providing an augmented reality operations tool to a mobile client (642) positioned in a building (604). The method (700) includes, with a server (660), receiving (720) from the client (642) an augmented reality request for building system equipment (612) managed by an energy management system (EMS) (620). The method (700) includes transmitting (740) a data request for the equipment (612) to the EMS (620) and receiving (750) building management data (634) for the equipment (612). The method (700) includes generating (760) an overlay (656) with an object created based on the building management data (634), which may be sensor data, diagnostic procedures, or the like. The overlay (656) is configured for concurrent display on a display screen (652) of the client (642) with a real-time image of the building equipment (612). The method (700) includes transmitting (770) the overlay (656) to the client (642).

Brackney, Larry J.

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

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2009, the goal of net zero energy was reached. Referenceswas to make it a net zero-energy building. We obtained

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Buildings | Open Energy Information  

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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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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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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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

SciTech Connect

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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Renewable Energy Evaluation Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY EVALUATION TOOLS Andy Walker, PhD PE Principal Engineer, NREL Renewable Energy Round Table May 2, 2012 2 TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND SCREENING TOOLS WE USE IN OUR PROJECTS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS Campus/Base Assessments INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS ASSESSMENT RENEWABLE SUPPLY SIDE VEHICLES & TOOLS 9 9 Renewable Energy Technologies Photovoltaics Daylighting Biomass Heat/Power Concentrating Solar Heat/Power Solar Vent Air Preheat Solar Water Heating Wind Power Ground Source Heat Pump Landfill Gas 10 10 Renewable Energy Resources Geographical Information System (GIS) Datasets * NREL Datasets (http://www.nrel.gov/gis/) - solar radiation 10x10 km grid

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Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Tools  

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owner, energy manager Energy auditor Type of Tool PublicSimuwatt Energy Audit still requires auditors to haveauditor, analyst Web based US buildings Building owner, energy

Lee, Sang Hoon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Simulation Design Tool  

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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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Automatic CX Tool for Electrical Building  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

management have been reached [ASHRAE, 2005]. The aim of this paper is to show the methodology used to develop an automatic Cx tool for electrical buildings. The tool contains, on the one hand, several Functional Test Procedures (FTPs) for most... temperature control (set point temperature, etc), Lighting & Ventilation: scheduling, zoning, Domestic hot water: scheduling. METHODOLOGY AND TOOL SPECIFICATIONS This Cx tool is intended for the end user, i.e. the energy manager. A particular...

Couillaud, N.; Jandon, M.; Viaud, B.; Clemoncon, B.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

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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Experiences on the Implementation of the 'Energy Balance' Methodology as a Data Quality Control Tool: Application to the Building Energy Consumption of a Large University Campus  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EXPERIENCES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENERGY BALANCE METHODOLOGY AS A DATA QUALITY CONTROL TOOL: APPLICATION TO THE BUILDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A LARGE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Juan-Carlos Baltazar 1 , Ph.D. Research Associate Daniel... allow the engineers to identify and assess commissioning opportunities confidently. This paper presents the application of an innovative data screening methodology as a data quality control tool for energy consumption data. The methodology has...

Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Sakurai, Y.; Masuda, H.; Feinauer, D.; Liu, J.; Ji, J.; Claridge, D. E.; Deng, S.; Bruner, H.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Home Energy Tune-uP  

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Home Energy Tune-uP Home Energy Tune-uP Home Energy Tune-uP's® audit software identifies cost-effective opportunities for energy efficient upgrades in the home. It analyzes data collected from the home, using approximately 1,000 calculations to produce energy-saving recommendations. The software generates a report itemizing recommended improvements and their costs, energy savings, and payback periods. The software produces a second table of the recommended group of improvements that will pay for themselves when financed. Using a selected finance rate and term, the software identifies the combination of upgrades that will save more on the monthly energy bills than they cost in finance charges. When homeowner's see that a down payment is not required and that they can realize a net savings on their investment, they are likely to be

257

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

258

Building Performance Database Analysis Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The BPD statistically analyzes the energy performance and physical and operational characteristics of real commercial and residential buildings. The Buildings Performance Database offers two primary methods to analyze building performance data. These are Explore, which allows users to browse a single dataset within the BPD, and Compare, which allowed users to compare multiple datasets within the BPD side-by-side.

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

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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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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

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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 &...

263

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,...

264

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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Advancing Building Energy Codes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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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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

267

Energy Performance Indicator Tool  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The EnPI V4.0 is a regression analysis based tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to help plant and corporate managers establish a normalized baseline of energy consumption, track annual progress of intensity improvements, energy savings, Superior Energy Performance (SEP) EnPIs, and other EnPIs that account for variations due to weather, production, and other variables. The tool is designed to accommodate multiple users including Better Buildings, Better Plants Program and Challenge Partners, SEP participants, other manufacturing firms, and non-manufacturing facilities such as data centers.

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ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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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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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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Tool coupling for the design and operation of building energy and control systems based on the Functional Mock-up Interface standard  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes software tools developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) that can be coupled through the Functional Mock-up Interface standard in support of the design and operation of building energy and control systems. These tools have been developed to address the gaps and limitations encountered in legacy simulation tools. These tools were originally designed for the analysis of individual domains of buildings, and have been difficult to integrate with other tools for runtime data exchange. The coupling has been realized by use of the Functional Mock-up Interface for co-simulation, which standardizes an application programming interface for simulator interoperability that has been adopted in a variety of industrial domains. As a variety of coupling scenarios are possible, this paper provides users with guidance on what coupling may be best suited for their application. Furthermore, the paper illustrates how tools can be integrated into a building management system to support the operation of buildings. These tools may be a design model that is used for real-time performance monitoring, a fault detection and diagnostics algorithm, or a control sequence, each of which may be exported as a Functional Mock-up Unit and made available in a building management system as an input/output block. We anticipate that this capability can contribute to bridging the observed performance gap between design and operational energy use of buildings.

Nouidui, Thierry Stephane; Wetter, Michael

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Scoring Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Home Energy Scoring Tool Home Energy Scoring Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Home Energy Scoring Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings - Residential Phase: Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/homeenergyscore/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Home Energy Scoring Tool[1] Generate clear and credible home energy assessments; recommend customized upgrades and cost saving tips; compare the energy use of different homes The Home Energy Score allows a homeowner to compare her or his home's energy consumption to that of other homes, similar to a vehicle's

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CL4M Commercial Cooling and  

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CL4M Commercial Cooling and Heating Loads CL4M Commercial Cooling and Heating Loads Uses ASHRAE methods and algorithms to calculate cooling loads, heating loads and air requirements for each space, and coil specifications, for commercial buildings. CLTD's, SHGF's, CLF's and almost all other factors in the ASHRAE load calculations for each surface and space are calculated and displayed for the engineer's inspection. Latitude and longitude of building location may be specified to the degree, altitude to the foot, and calculations are made for any range of days of the year, and range of hours desired. Building may be rotated or reflected and construction types easily changed for studies. &nsbsp; Handles variations in sky clarity, ground reflectivity, building shading, humidity and altitude. Almost unlimited flexibility in wall, roof and glass

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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 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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Tools for Building Designers : Technologies : From the Lab to the  

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Tools for Building Designers Tools for Building Designers From the Lab to the Marketplace Ten Years Later, Energy Efficient Technologies from Research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab logo (left) with six rows of gray dots transitioning to a line art drawing of a cityscape and residential houses. Tools for Building Designers Operating residential and commercial buildings in the U.S. costs $326 billion annually. Constructing better, more energy-efficient buildings requires sophisticated computer tools. In the late 1970s, Berkeley Lab led the effort to develop DOE-2, the computer program that has since been the standard in the U.S. and in common use internationally. DOE-2 calculates hourly building energy use and cost from information about the building's

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Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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...

277

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? 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

279

Energy guides | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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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

280

Buildings without energy bills  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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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Building a Water-Energy Nexus Modelling Tool for New York City.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Increasing demands for energy and water from a growing urban population challenges resource availability and infrastructure capacity in cities worldwide. Planning for infrastructure systems (more)

Segerstrm, Rebecka

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis  

SciTech Connect

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

283

Advanced Design and Commissioning Tools for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

energy utilization intensity (EUI) was 47 kBtu-sf/yr. TaskStar Energy Star Rating NA EUI 47.5 kBtu/sf/yr 71. kBtu/sf/Sensitivity Study Annual HVAC EUI (kBtu/sf/yr - source) Fans

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Zhang, Hui; Arens, Ed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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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BuildingPI: A future tool for building life cycle analysis  

SciTech Connect

Traditionally building simulation models are used at the design phase of a building project. These models are used to optimize various design alternatives, reduce energy consumption and cost. Building performance assessment for the operational phase of a buildings life cycle is sporadic, typically working from historical metered data and focusing on bulk energy assessment. Building Management Systems (BMS) do not explicitly incorporate feedback to the design phase or account for any changes, which have been made to building layout or fabric during construction. This paper discusses a proposal to develop an Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) compliant data visualization tool Building Performance Indicator (BuildingPI) for performance metric and performance effectiveness ratio evaluation.

O'Donnell, James; Morrissey, Elmer; Keane, Marcus; Bazjanac,Vladimir

2004-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

286

Green Building Codes | Building Energy Codes Program  

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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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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  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

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Building Energy Code  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

291

Building Energy Code  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

292

Building Energy Standards  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: SolarPro 2.0  

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SolarPro 2.0 SolarPro 2.0 SolarPro 2.0 logo. Simulates the operation of an active solar hot water heating system, hour by hour, for one year based on Typical Meteorological Year 2 (TMY2) information available from NREL. Dozens of customizable variables are incorporated into the simulation. Keywords solar water heating, thermal processes, alternative energy, simulation Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required General knowledge of solar thermal processes. Users New Software Product. Audience Solar design engineers, solar contractors, do-it-yourselfers. Input Main inputs required: TMY2 datafile 239 U.S. locations provided on the CD-ROM, solar collector OG-100 panel ratings (database included), tank size and insulation factor, customer hot water use pattern. Output Solar fraction, hourly charts, hour-by-hour simulation end points in

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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

295

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  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

297

Whole Building Energy Simulation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (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...

298

California commercial building energy benchmarking  

SciTech Connect

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

299

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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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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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301

BCHP Screening Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

BCHP Screening Tool BCHP Screening Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: BCHP Screening Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Industry Phase: Determine Baseline, Develop Goals Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Guide/manual User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.coolingheatingpower.org/about/bchp-screening-tool.php References: http://www.coolingheatingpower.org/about/bchp-screening-tool.php Logo: BCHP Screening Tool The BCHP Screening Tool is software that can be used to estimate the energy consumption and economics of CHP systems in commercial buildings. The BCHP Screening Tool is software that can be used to estimate the energy consumption and economics of CHP systems in commercial buildings. This tool

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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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Software and Analytical Tools | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Information Resources » Software and Analytical Tools Information Resources » Software and Analytical Tools Software and Analytical Tools October 8, 2013 - 2:12pm Addthis Software and analytical tools are available to help Federal agencies implement energy- and water-efficiency projects. Building Energy Software Tools Directory: This U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technology Office website lists more than 400 software tools for evaluating energy efficiency in facilities. Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs: The following National Institute of Standards and Technology programs help compute and analyze capital investments in buildings: BLCC5 Program: Analyze capital investments in buildings. Energy Escalation Rate Calculator: Compute an average annual escalation rate. Distributed Generation Energy Technology Capital Costs: This National

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PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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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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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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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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

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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  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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  

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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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DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, and More  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. View this week's webinars.

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Save Energy at Home Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Save Energy at Home Tool Save Energy at Home Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Save Energy at Home Tool Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_save_energy_at_home Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/save-energy-home-tool 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: Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tool assists with understanding where energy is typically consumed within a building and how

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center January 17, 2013 - 5:05pm Addthis The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Sam Rashkin Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office What is the Building America Solution Center? It is an online tool designed to provide building professionals with

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Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center Thinking Outside the (Tool) Box with the Building America Solution Center January 17, 2013 - 5:05pm Addthis The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. The Energy Department's new Building America Solution Center provides building professionals with fast, free and reliable building science and efficiency knowledge. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department. Sam Rashkin Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office What is the Building America Solution Center? It is an online tool designed to provide building professionals with

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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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Building Energy Optimization Software | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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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Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance | ENERGY  

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Industrial energy management Industrial energy management » Measure, track, and benchmark » Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance 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 Tools for benchmarking energy management practices

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More Engaging Industry Leaders to Deploy Energy Saving Tools, Technologies and Best Practices Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector by at least 1,600 TBtu. Key Tools and Resources Use the guides, case studies, and other tools developed by the DOE

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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

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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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MARKAL-MACRO -- An integrated energy-environmental-economic decision tool: Evaluation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Lights/Energy Star Buildings Programs  

SciTech Connect

The MARKAL-MACRO model is used to evaluate the cost effectiveness and market potential in Taiwan for technologies which are promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency Green Lights and Energy Star Buildings Programs. Comparative analysis of the model results show that these technologies are economically more competitive than conventional technologies and are projected to be dominant in the market place in meeting retrofit and future energy demands in commercial buildings under least-cost energy planning strategies.

Lee, J.C.; Goldstein, G.A. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Linkey, E. [Environmental Protection Agency, New York, NY (United States); Huang, J.I. [InfoLink, Inc., Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: Building Loads  

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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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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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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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Portfolio Manager | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Tools and resources Tools and resources » Portfolio Manager 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

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Financial resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Tools and resources Tools and resources » Financial 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 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

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Communications resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Tools and resources Tools and resources » Communications 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 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

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Building Energy Efficient Schools  

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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

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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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Decision-Making Aid Tool for the Evaluation and Improvement of the Energy Performance of Stock of Buildings  

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, the simulation of buildings stock is possible starting from the definition of some standard buildings. SIMBAD (SIMulator of Building And Devices) is the first HVAC toolbox developed under the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. This toolbox provides a large..., the simulation of buildings stock is possible starting from the definition of some standard buildings. SIMBAD (SIMulator of Building And Devices) is the first HVAC toolbox developed under the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. This toolbox provides a large...

Joutey, H. A.; Vaezi-Nejad, H.; Lahrech, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Category:Community Energy Tools | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tools Tools Jump to: navigation, search Pages in category "Community Energy Tools" The following 123 pages are in this category, out of 123 total. A AGI-32 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool Alternative Fueling Station Locator Alternative Fueling Station Locator - Mobile Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center B BCHP Screening Tool BEopt Biomass Boiler and Furnace Emissions and Safety Regulations in the Northeast States Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Biomass Power Association (BPA) Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) Building Energy Tools Software Directory Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program C Calculating CO2 Emissions from Mobile Sources California Biomass Collaborative Energy Cost Calculators

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Training | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Training Training 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 Facility owners and managers Service providers Energy efficiency program administrators Tools and resources Training Training EPA offers training on a range of energy efficiency topics - from the ins and outs of Portfolio Manager to guidance on improving the energy performance of your buildings and plants. And that's all with no travel,

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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...

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Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (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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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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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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Building Technologies Program Website | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Building Technologies Program Website Building Technologies Program Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Building Technologies Program Website Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/index.html Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/building-technologies-program-website Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance Regulations: "Building Codes,Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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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

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Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator (for Office Properties) Agency/Company /Organization: ENERGY STAR Phase: "Evaluate Options and Determine Feasibility" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property. User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=comm_real_estate.building_upgrade_value The Building Upgrade Value Calculator allows practitioners to analyze the

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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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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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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 Knowledgeenergysimulationtools PV/thermalsystems SolarresourceEnergySimulationTools PV/ThermalSystems SolarResource

Evans, Meredydd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

353

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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ENERGY STAR certification | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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ENERGY STAR certification ENERGY STAR certification 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 ENERGY STAR certification

355

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

356

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:

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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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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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Buildings | Department of Energy  

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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

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Buildings and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Buildings and Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings and Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/SBCI-BCCSummary.pdf Buildings and Climate Change Screenshot References: Buildings and Climate Change[1] "This report - Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers draws together the findings of three years of research by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and it's partners. It sets out priority actions that can be taken by policy makers and industry

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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,...

362

Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report. The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES), developed by DOE, is a uniform format is intended to make it easier for external stakeholders to use DOE tools, streamline reporting for DOE programs, and help unlock the full utility of the data that the DOE collects.

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Energy management guidance | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Tools and resources Tools and resources » Energy management 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

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Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP), as posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program website.

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Data Center Alternative Cooling Analysis Tool - Energy Innovation...  

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Efficiency Building Energy Efficiency Find More Like This Return to Search Data Center Alternative Cooling Analysis Tool National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contact NREL About...

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Buildings Energy Data Book | Open Energy Information  

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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":""}]}

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ENERGY STAR industrial partnership | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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ENERGY STAR industrial partnership ENERGY STAR industrial partnership 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 New ENERGY STAR industrial partners Energy guides Energy efficiency and air regulation

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Build Your Business with ENERGY STAR | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Build Your Business with ENERGY STAR Build Your Business with ENERGY STAR 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

369

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:

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Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME ENERGY AUDITING TOOLS In Support of the Development of a National Building Performance Assessment and Rating Program Prepared for: The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Prepared by: SENTECH, Inc. (now part of SRA International, Inc.) November 2, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................... 2 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................... 3 2. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 4 3. ENERGY AUDIT TOOL TYPES ................................................................................. 5

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REScheck | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Compliance » Software & Web Tools Compliance » Software & Web Tools Site Map Printable Version Development Adoption Compliance Basics Compliance Evaluation Software & Web Tools Regulations Resource Center REScheck Subscribe to updates To receive updates about compliance tools subscribe to the BECP Mailing List. Residential Compliance Using REScheck(tm) The REScheck product group makes it fast and easy for builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes. REScheck also simplifies compliance determinations for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a low-rise residence meets the code. REScheck is appropriate for insulation and window trade-off calculations in

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

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (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 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.

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BUILDING ENERGY 1987 Edition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) 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

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

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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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Climate Action Planning Tool | Open Energy Information  

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Planning Tool Planning Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Action Planning Tool Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Industry, - Industrial Processes, People and Policy, Transportation Phase: Prepare a Plan, Develop Finance and Implement Projects Resource Type: Guide/manual, Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/planning_tool/ Web Application Link: www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/planning_tool/gather_data.cfm Cost: Free Overview This tool is a step by step calculator to find the impact of various technologies to an overall action plan. The target of the tool is research

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Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Resources on Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses October 4, 2013 - 5:04pm Addthis Building Technology Office Resources The Building Technology Office offers useful resources to plan and implement energy-efficiency projects. Building Energy Software Tools Directory Buildings Performance Database Energy Modeling Software Better Buildings Alliance Webinars Hospital Energy Alliance Videos Solid-State Lighting Technology Fact Sheets Many helpful resources about sustainable buildings and campuses are available. Also see Case Studies and Contacts. Federal Requirements and Programs Buildings Technologies Program: A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program that leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually

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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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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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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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Energy Storage Computational Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Storage Computational Tool Energy Storage Computational Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Storage Computational Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Navigant Consulting Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.smartgrid.gov/recovery_act/program_impacts/energy_storage_computat Country: United States Web Application Link: www.smartgrid.gov/recovery_act/program_impacts/energy_storage_computat Cost: Free Northern America Language: English Energy Storage Computational Tool Screenshot References: Energy Storage Computational Tool[1] SmartGrid.gov[2] Logo: Energy Storage Computational Tool This tool is used for identifying, quantifying, and monetizing the benefits

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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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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 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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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

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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

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DataTrends: Energy Use in Office Buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Office Buildings Office 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 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 Technical documentation

392

ENERGY STAR plant certification | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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» ENERGY STAR plant certification » ENERGY STAR plant certification 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 Industrial service and product providers Earn recognition ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

393

Nevada Energy Code for Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

394

Energy Conservation in Public Buildings  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (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...

395

Industries in focus | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants » Industries in focus 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 Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance

396

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

397

Benchmark energy use | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Benchmark energy use Benchmark energy use 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 Earn the ENERGY STAR and other recognition Benchmark energy use Learn about benchmarking Use ENERGY STAR benchmarking tools ENERGY STAR in action Communicate and educate Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR

398

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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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

400

Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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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401

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

402

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

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About ENERGY STAR for commercial and industrial buildings | ENERGY STAR  

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ENERGY STAR for commercial and industrial buildings ENERGY STAR for commercial and industrial 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

404

Industrial energy management information center | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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energy management information center energy management information center 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 Industrial service and product providers Earn recognition Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector

405

Communicate energy efficiency | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Communicate energy efficiency Communicate energy efficiency 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 Industrial service and product providers Earn recognition Market impacts: Improvements in the industrial sector

406

NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop | Open Energy Information  

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NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop < NREL Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Organization of American States (OAS) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Buildings - Commercial, Buildings - Residential, Water Conservation Resource Type: Presentation, Training materials, Online calculator Website: www.nrel.gov/international/ Language: English References: NREL/OAS-Regional Building Efficiency Workshop[1] "NREL/OAS staff held a regional four-day training workshop to provide selected personnel with detailed knowledge of how to conduct a building efficiency audit. Topics covered included lighting, water conservation,

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Sample ENERGY STAR performance documents | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Existing buildings Existing buildings » Use Portfolio Manager » Verify and document your savings » Sample ENERGY STAR performance documents 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 The new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager How Portfolio Manager helps you save The benchmarking starter kit

408

Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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/

409

BECP News | Building Energy Codes Program  

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BECP News BECP News BECP News December 2012 Introduction The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program newsletter (BECP News) encourages the exchange of information among stakeholders in the buildings arena. BECP News targets building professionals, state and local code officials, researchers, contractors, and utilities, as well as national associations and others involved in the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings. The goal of the newsletter is to facilitate the timely development and early adoption of, and compliance with, building energy codes and standards. Subscribe to updates Subscribe to BECP News to receive the latest on building energy code activities, software, and resources, or update your subscription to receive updates on specific topics of interest, including Compliance Tools,

410

Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BUILDING BUILDING ENERGY ASSET RATING WORKSHOP December 8-9, 2011 Washington, D.C. Nora Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Will Gorrissen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Molly McCabe (Hayden Tanner, LLC) Cody Taylor (Department of Energy) 1 I Asset Rating D.C. Workshop eere.energy.gov PRE-DECISIONAL Information included in this document is for discussion purposes and does not constitute the final program design. FOR INFORMATION ONLY 2 I Asset Rating D.C. Workshop eere.energy.gov Program Goals * Facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency and reduce energy use in the commercial building sector * Establish a national standard for voluntary commercial building asset rating * Create a tool to help building owners identify and implement

411

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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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sector Renewable Energy Non renewable Energy Biomass Buildings Commercial  

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user interface valueType text user interface valueType text sector valueType text abstract valueType text website valueType text openei tool keyword valueType text openei tool uri valueType text items label Calculator user interface Spreadsheet Website sector Renewable Energy Non renewable Energy Biomass Buildings Commercial Buildings Residential Economic Development Gateway Geothermal Greenhouse Gas Multi model Integration Multi sector Impact Evaluation Gateway Solar Wind energy website https www gov uk pathways analysis openei tool keyword calculator greenhouse gas emissions GHG low carbon energy planning energy data emissions data openei tool uri http calculator tool decc gov uk pathways primary energy chart uri http en openei org w index php title Calculator type Tools label AGI

413

Recognition | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Recognition Recognition 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 Technical documentation

414

Retail resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Retail resources Retail 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 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 Technical documentation

415

Technical documentation | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Technical documentation Technical documentation 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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Success stories | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Success stories Success stories 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 Technical documentation

417

Portfolio Manager | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Manager Manager 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 Technical documentation

418

Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Partner: National Institute of Standards and Technology Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy Efficiency Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Finance, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_blcc.html Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool, Building Life-Cycle Cost, BLCC References: Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs[1] Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BLCC[2]

419

Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Analysis Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Meeting February 29, 2012 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting Austin, Texas Housekeeping *E-mail Ben Polly, ben.polly@nrel.gov to be added to committee E-mail list *Open committee: Invite others! *Next call: Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) Today's Agenda 1. Committee Purpose and Goals (10 min) 2. Brainstorming Session (30 min) 3. Strategic Plan (20 min) 1. Overview 2. Progress Update 4. Next Steps and Discussion (15) Introductions Audience Poll: *Familiar with Building America? *Attending a meeting of this committee for the first time? Building America *Department of Energy (DOE) funded *Industry-driven research program

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs for Buildings and Facilities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Below are best practices, project resources, and other tools to help you develop and implement programs for designing, building, and operating energy efficient government, commercial, and...

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421

Research on Very Low-Energy Building Operations and Management...  

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

database, benchmarking tool, and policy framework in China. In turn, these will drive energy and carbon-intensity reductions in Chinese buildings; the sale of U.S....

422

Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

423

Measure, track, and benchmark | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Measure, track, and benchmark Measure, track, and benchmark 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 Tools for benchmarking energy management practices Tools for tracking and benchmarking facility energy performance ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators for plants

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Guam - Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

425

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

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Building Energy Conservation in China  

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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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Better Buildings | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

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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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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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Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for  

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Tools for Sustainability to someone by E-mail Tools for Sustainability to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Identify Institutional Change Tools for Sustainability on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance

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Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

432

Find financing | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Find financing Find financing 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 Calculate returns on energy efficiency investments Rebates, incentives, and financing services Public sector financing options Earn recognition Communicate your success Find financing Postponing the installation of energy-saving equipment can be an expensive

433

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot Data Collection Form  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This form is intended to facilitate your data collection. The Energy Asset Scoring Tool uses the block concept to simplify your building geometry. Most buildings can be scored as one block

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Features | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Score Score Features Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Features The Asset Scoring Tool evaluates buildings by use type. The initial version of the Asset Scoring Tool included: office, school, retail, and unrefrigerated warehouse buildings. Phase II currently under development, which will be used for the 2013 Pilot, includes library, lodging, multi-family housing, and courthouse buildings, as well as mixed-use types of buildings that incorporate Phase I and II. You can enter small and large commercial buildings, and an Asset Score will be equally applicable to new and existing buildings. Inputs You can enter these building characteristics: General information-number of floors, footprint dimension, orientation, and use type Envelope components-roof, exterior wall, and floor types and

435

Build Your Business with ENERGY STAR  

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Service and Product Providers: Service and Product Providers: Build Your Business with ENERGY STAR ® Let ENERGY STAR Be Your Market Advantage Look to ENERGY STAR to help you bring value to your customers and more sales to your organization. Service and Product Providers (SPPs) are integral in helping existing commercial buildings use energy more efficiently. Partnering with ENERGY STAR provides you with access to free tools and resources to help you devise and implement energy- efficient strategies that are right for your customers: > Use the ENERGY STAR Brand to Enhance Your Credibility: Use the nationally recognized ENERGY STAR partner logo on your promotional materials to symbolize your commitment to delivering energy efficiency and financial savings to customers. Help customers build their reputation as environmental and social leaders through work with an ENERGY STAR SPP partner.

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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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Evaluating Commercial Buildings for Statewide Compliance | Building Energy  

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Commercial Buildings for Statewide Compliance Commercial Buildings for Statewide Compliance The materials for this course may be used for in-person training courses, and are intended to provide the tools and specific training necessary to evaluate statewide commercial compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The course also provides useful training for the commercial provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code and general commercial field inspection for energy code compliance. The recommended background for taking this class is significant experience with plan review and/or inspection of commercial energy code provisions. Presenters: Course materials originally published by the DOE Building Energy Codes Program, July 16, 2010. Course Type: Training Materials Video In-person Downloads: Presentation Slides

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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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Submetering Energy Use in Colleges and Universities | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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Submetering Energy Use in Colleges and Universities Submetering Energy Use in Colleges and Universities 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

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Facility Energy Assessment Matrix | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Facility Energy Assessment Matrix Facility Energy Assessment Matrix 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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SPP marketing flyer for energy information services | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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energy information services energy information services 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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Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators | ENERGY STAR Buildings  

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Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators Utilities/ Energy efficiency program administrators 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

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TRANSWESTERN's Standard Practices for Energy | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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TRANSWESTERN's Standard Practices for Energy TRANSWESTERN's Standard Practices for Energy 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

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Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings | ENERGY STAR Buildings &  

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Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings Assessing Plant Performance for Energy Savings 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

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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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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

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

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Building Energy Codes Fact Sheet  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (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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Workshops on Next Generation Energy Tools  

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Many building energy simulation programs Many building energy simulation programs developed around the world are reaching maturity. Many use simulation methods (and even code) that originated in the 1960s. Without substantial redesign and recoding, expanding their capabilities has become difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. However, recent advances in analysis and computational methods and power have increased the opportunity for significant improvements in these tools. To inform planning activities for next-generation simulation tools, the U.S. Department of Energy held workshops in August 1995 and June 1996. Energy simulation developers and expert users were invited to the first workshop (developers workshop), held following Building Simulation '95 in Madison, Wisconsin. Energy simulation users and other professionals attended the second workshop (users workshop), held in

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Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation outlines the goals of the Building America program's Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee, as presented at the Building America Spring 2012 Stakeholder meeting on February 29, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

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Building Energy Code | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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.

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Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings  

SciTech Connect

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.

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