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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Tools  

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

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 America Research Tools | Department of Energy  

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

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 Software Tools with Interoperability  

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

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 Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Subject - Whole Building  

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

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: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools  

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

Buildings Performance Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools 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 Technologies Research and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Breaking new ground in energy efficiency #12;Building Technologies Research To enjoy a sustainable energy and environmental future, America must these enormous challenges. Today, through the Building Technologies and Research Integration Center (BTRIC

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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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Industrial Buildings Tools and Resources  

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

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 Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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

for the American Home to someone by E-mail for the American Home to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American Home on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Solar Tool  

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

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 Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool  

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

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

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NREL: Buildings Research Home Page  

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

Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. Artist's rendering of the courtyard view of NREL's new Research Support Facility. NREL's buildings research teams lead efforts in developing cutting-edge technical solutions to improve the energy efficiency of both residential and commercial buildings, and to accelerate the integration of renewable energy technologies with buildings. NREL's Residential Buildings researchers explore energy efficiency options for both new and existing homes, including whole-house performance and the interaction of building components. The Commercial Buildings team focuses on providing large institutional and private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges. Learn more about our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and about how

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NREL: Buildings Research - Residential Buildings Research Staff  

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

Residential Buildings Research Staff Residential Buildings Research Staff Members of the Residential Buildings research staff have backgrounds in architectural, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as environmental design and physics. Ren Anderson Dennis Barley Chuck Booten Jay Burch Sean Casey Craig Christensen Dane Christensen Lieko Earle Cheryn Engebrecht Mike Gestwick Mike Heaney Scott Horowitz Kate Hudon Xin Jin Noel Merket Tim Merrigan David Roberts Joseph Robertson Stacey Rothgeb Bethany Sparn Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco Jeff Tomerlin Jon Winkler Jason Woods Support Staff Marcia Fratello Kristy Usnick Photo of Ren Anderson Ren Anderson, Ph.D., Manager, Residential Research Group ren.anderson@nrel.gov Research Focus: Evaluating the whole building benefits of emerging building energy

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool  

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

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

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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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NREL: Buildings Research - Publications  

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

Publications Publications NREL publishes a variety of documents related to its research, including technical reports, brochures, and presentations. Read the information below to find out how to find a publication about buildings research at NREL. Accessing Research Papers Buildings Technical Highlights Research Papers - Commercial Research Papers - Residential Accessing Buildings Research Documents Documents produced by NREL related to buildings technologies may be accessed online in several different ways. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publications Database The NREL Publications Database covers building technology documents written or edited by NREL staff and subcontractors from 1977 to the present. The database includes technical reports as well as outreach publications such

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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

Research Research Photo of NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examining a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner with a graph superimposed on the photo that shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. National Renewable Energy Laboratory senior engineer Eric Kozubal examines a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner, an example of the advanced technology research the Building Technologies Office supports. The superimposed graph shows hot humid air (red) changing to cool dry air (blue) as the air passes through the DEVap core. Credit: Pat Corkery, NREL PIX 17437 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) researches advanced technologies, systems, tools, and strategies to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions that accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's principal research projects. For more BTO research results, visit the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.

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NREL: Buildings Research - Facilities  

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

Facilities Facilities NREL provides industry, government, and university researchers with access to state-of-the-art and unique equipment for analyzing a wide spectrum of building energy efficiency technologies and innovations. NREL engineers and researchers work closely with industry partners to research and develop advanced technologies. NREL's existing facilities have been used to test and develop many award-winning building technologies and innovations that deliver significant energy savings in buildings, and the new facilities further extend those capabilities. In addition, the NREL campus includes living laboratories, buildings that researchers and other NREL staff use every day. Researchers monitor real-time building performance data in these facilities to study energy use

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Building Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research  

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

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

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Building America System Research  

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

Building America System Building America System Research Eric Werling, DOE Ren Anderson, NREL eric.werling@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-0410 ren.anderson@nrel.gov, 303-384-7443 April 2, 2013 Building America System Innovations: Accelerating Innovation in Home Energy Savings 2 | Program Name or Ancillary Text eere.energy.gov Project Relevance 3 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Building America Fills Market Need for a High-Performance Homes HUB of Innovation

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

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

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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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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NREL: Buildings Research - Commercial Buildings Research Staff  

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Commercial Buildings Research Staff Commercial Buildings Research Staff Members of the Commercial Buildings research staff have backgrounds in architectural, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science, physics, and chemistry. Brian Ball Kyle Benne Eric Bonnema Larry Brackney Alberta Carpenter Michael Deru Ian Doebber Kristin Field Katherine Fleming David Goldwasser Luigi Gentile Polese Brent Griffith Rob Guglielmetti Elaine Hale Bob Hendron Lesley Herrmann Adam Hirsch Eric Kozubal Feitau Kung Rois Langner Matt Leach Nicholas Long Daniel Macumber James Page Andrew Parker Shanti Pless Jennifer Scheib Marjorie Schott Michael Sheppy Greg Stark Justin Stein Daniel Studer Alex Swindler Paul Torcellini Evan Weaver Photo of Brian Ball Brian Ball, Ph.D., Senior Engineer brian.ball@nrel.gov

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Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research  

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

Appliances Research to Appliances Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Appliances Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research Sensors & Controls Research Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Building Energy Modeling

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The Research Building Blocks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Research Building Blocks For Teaching Children to Read Third Edition Put Reading First Kindergarten Through Grade 3 Third Edition #12;#12;The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read Centers Program, PR/Award Number R305R70004, as administered by the Office of Educational Research

Rau, Don C.

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Farm Buildings Research  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... THE first supplement, 1958-61, of Part 3, Buildings for Poultry, issued by the Agricultural Research Council, has recently been published (Pp. ... . 71. London: Agricultural Research Council, 1963. 4s.). This bibliography of farm buildings research provides important basic information: in the past, much waste has occurred from the ...

1963-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Farm Buildings Research  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... A BIBLIOGRAPHY, Fann Buildings Research, was issued by the Agricultural Research Council in 1958, covering publications of the ... published (Pp. 69. Agricultural Research Council, 1962. 4.). This deals with buildings for pigs and provides a brief annotation for each referenco quoted. An author index ...

1963-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Codes Survey Tool  

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

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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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NREL Buildings Research Video  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campusthe first Federal building to be LEED Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html

None

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Buildings Research Video  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Through research, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed many strategies and design techniques to ensure both commercial and residential buildings use as little energy as possible and also work well with the surroundings. Here you will find a video that introduces the work of NREL Buildings Research, highlights some of the facilities on the NREL campus, and demonstrates these efficient building strategies. Watch this video to see design highlights of the Science and Technology Facility on the NREL campus?the first Federal building to be LEED Platinum certified. Additionally, the video demonstrates the energy-saving features of NRELs Thermal Test Facility. For a text version of this video visit http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/about_research_text_version.html

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: CPF Tools  

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

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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RESEARCH BUILDING AT NORTHWESTERN  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-intensive medical schools. Perkins+Will has designed a building that will be superbly functional and have great selected the Chicago architectural firm of Perkins+Will to design the new Biomedical Research Building and advances sustainable practices with green technology and design features that support environmental

Engman, David M.

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

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

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 Energy Software Tools Directory: Tools by Country - Canada  

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

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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Star Perfomer  

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

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 Performance Database Analysis Tools  

Broader source: Energy.gov [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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Tools and resources | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

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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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

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Building Energy Analyzer  

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

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

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Building Energy 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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Building Technologies Office: Building America Research Teams  

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Teams Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation

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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: 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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Commercial Building Research | Department of Energy  

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Research Research Commercial Building Research Photo of NREL senior engineer Eric Kozubal examining a prototype airflow channel of the desiccant enhanced evaporative (DEVap) air conditioner with a graph superimposed on the photo that shows how hot humid air, in red, changes to cool dry air, in blue, as the air passes through the DEVap core. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) researches advanced technologies, systems, tools, and strategies to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions that accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's principal research projects. For more BTO research results, visit the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.

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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: 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: 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: 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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NREL: Buildings Research - Events  

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Events Events Below are upcoming events related to buildings research. January 2014 Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour January 17, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 Golden, CO Contact: Sarah Barba 303-275-3023 NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond.

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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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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Buildings Performance Database Analysis Tools | Department of Energy  

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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: 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 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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Software tools for HVAC research  

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Energy saving methods can be employed to reduce energy consumption in buildings, or improve indoor thermal conditions. An example of those methods is the use of permeable coverings, but there are other important parameters like thermal inertia. To understand ... Keywords: Building, Computer, Design, Energy saving, HVAC, Software tools

Jos A. Orosa; Armando C. Oliveira

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 Technologies Office: Water Heating Research  

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Water Heating Research Water Heating Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Water Heating Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research Sensors & Controls Research Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

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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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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 Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions  

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Market-Driven Research Market-Driven Research Solutions to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Market-Driven Research Solutions 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

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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: 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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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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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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Want to help build the tools to make `molecular movies' of protein machines?  

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Want to help build the tools to make `molecular movies' of protein machines? When: Research Research Topic: We are looking for a highly motivated student to help build a state-of-the-art single and instrument control would be highly desirable, but is not required. § A chance to help develop imaging tools

Uppsala Universitet

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Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project  

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Nanolubricants Research Nanolubricants Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Nanolubricants Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface  

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

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Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Building America Research Alliance (BARA)  

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This article profiles the Building America teams, Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (ARBI) and Building America Research Alliance (BARA).

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Building | GE Global Research  

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Scientists at GE Global Research get into the holiday spirit by bringing high-tech additive manufacturing techniques to Christmas... Read More Global Research and GE...

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Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research  

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Sensors and Controls Sensors and Controls Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

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

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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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: 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: 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: 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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Building America Analysis Methods and Tools Standing Technical Committee Presentation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [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 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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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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Roadmap for Building Lean Supplier Networks (Roadmap Tool)  

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This tool represents a "how-to" implementation guide that lays out a structured process for evolving lean supply chain management capabilities in order to build lean supplier networks. The Roadmap Tool is linked to the ...

Bozdogan, Kirk

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America FY14 Research Projects by Research Team | Department...  

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

Research Projects by Research Team Building America FY14 Research Projects by Research Team This table shows the U.S. Department of Energy Building America FY14 research projects...

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface  

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

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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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Tool Report | Department of Energy  

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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 Technologies Office: Commercial Building Research and Development  

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Research and Development Research and Development Photo of NREL researcher Jeff Tomberlin working on a data acquisition panel at the Building Efficiency Data Acquisition and Control Laboratory at NREL's Thermal Test Facility. The Building Technology Program funds research that can dramatically improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL PIX 20181 The Building Technologies Office (BTO) invests in technology research and development activities that can dramatically reduce energy consumption and energy waste in buildings. Buildings in the United States use nearly 40 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy for space heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances, an amount equivalent to the annual amount of electricity delivered by more than 3,800 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. The BTO technology portfolio aims to help reduce building energy requirements by 50% through the use of improved appliances; windows, walls, and roofs; space heating and cooling; lighting; and whole building design strategies.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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BuildingPI: A future tool for building life cycle analysis  

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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

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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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New Buildings at the Fire Research Station  

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... THE new buildings of the Fire Research Station A of the Joint Fire Research Organization of the Department ... chemicals will be studied in the new chemical engineering laboratory.

D. I. LAWSON

1961-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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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: 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: 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 Envelope Research | Department of Energy  

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

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

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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: 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: 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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Research and reports | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Research and reports Research and reports 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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Development of a Design Tool for Building Integrated Photovoltaics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract: This paper outlines the design objectives, approach and results of the development of a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system visualisation prototype design tool which was coded in Visual Basic for Applications. It provides the designer ...

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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: 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: 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: 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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DOE's New Cost-Effectiveness Tool Builds the Business Case for...  

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DOE's New Cost-Effectiveness Tool Builds the Business Case for Program Administrators DOE's New Cost-Effectiveness Tool Builds the Business Case for Program Administrators...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 modeling programs comparison Research on HVAC systems  

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

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Building Energy 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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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)

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing research directions in sustainable building design  

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Establishing research directions in sustainable building design: Koen Steemers The Martin Centre Research Technical Report 5 #12;Final Project Report Establishing research directions in sustainable building design Project ID Code: IT 1.28 Lead Investigator: Dr. Koen Steemers Period: 1st July 2001 to 30th

Watson, Andrew

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building  

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Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building Model-Based Control: Development of a software tool for responsive building research, design and operation Speaker(s): Brian Coffey Date: June 28, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Model-based control approaches the problem of optimal supervisory control for complex building systems by using discrete timesteps and searching for an optimal control configuration at each timestep, using a detailed building model and an optimization algorithm. Although the approach itself is not new (it was proposed at least as early as 1988), it is only during the past five to ten years that readily-available computation power has allowed researchers to consider this approach with complex system models. Recent research has developed and tested this approach for active solar

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Research Article Building Thermal, Lighting,  

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Article Building Thermal, Lighting, and Acoustics Modeling E-mail: yanda@tsinghua.edu.cn A detailed loads comparison of three building energy modeling programs: EnergyPlus, DeST and DOE-2.1E Dandan Zhu 1 , Tianzhen Hong 2 , Da Yan 1 (), Chuang Wang 1 1. Department of Building Science, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China 2. Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Abstract Building energy simulation is widely used to help design energy efficient building envelopes and HVAC systems, develop and demonstrate compliance of building energy codes, and implement building energy rating programs. However, large discrepancies exist between simulation results

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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Technologies Office: Building America Research for the American  

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for the American Home for the American Home The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is helping to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Loading the player ... Watch the video to learn more about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient. View the text version of the audio. Building America is a cost-shared industry partnership research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative, real-world solutions that achieve significant energy and cost savings for homeowners, builders, and contractors. Research is conducted on individual measures and systems, test houses, and community-scale housing in order to validate the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and marketability of technologies in new construction and home improvement projects. Find expert building science information based on Building America research in the Solution Center.

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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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NREL: Buildings Research - Residential Capabilities  

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Residential Capabilities Photo showing a row of homes in the distance. The NREL Residential Buildings group is an innovative, multidisciplinary team focused on accelerating the...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Application of software tools for moisture protection of buildings in  

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Application of software tools for moisture protection of buildings in Application of software tools for moisture protection of buildings in different climate zones Title Application of software tools for moisture protection of buildings in different climate zones Publication Type Conference Paper Year of Publication 2009 Authors Krus, Martin, Thierry Stephane Nouidui, and Klaus Sedlbauer Conference Name 6th International Conference on Cold Climate, Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Conference Location Sisimiut, Groenland Abstract The application of software tools for moisture protection of buildings in different climatic zones is demonstrated in this paper. The basics of the programs are presented together with a typical application for a problem specific for the chosen climatic zone. A 1-D calculation has been performed for tropical climate zone with the improvement of a flat roof in Bangkok as an example. For half timbered buildings, which are common in the temperate zone with the 2-D model an infill insulation and its benefits are demonstrated. Finally the combined appliance of the whole building model and the mould risk prognosis model is shown in detail as a special case for the cold climate zone: In heated buildings of cold climate zones the internal climate with its low relative humidity in wintertime often causes discomfort and health problems for the occupants. In case of using air humidifier the risk of mould growth increases. Instead of an uncontrolled humidifying of the dry air an innovativecontrol system using a thermal bridge, which switches the humidifier off when condensation occurs is presented. To quantify the improvement in the comfort while preventing the risk of mould growth for a typical building comparative calculations of the resulting inner climates and its consequences on comfort have been performed.

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Healthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH  

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

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session  

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

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 America Research Teams | Department of Energy  

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Teams Teams Building America Research Teams Building America research projects are completed by industry consortia (teams) comprised of leading experts from across the country. The research teams design, test, upgrade and build high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Building America research teams are selected through a competitive process initiated by a request for proposals. Team members are experts in the field of residential building science, and have access to world-class research facilities, partners, and key personnel, ensuring successful progress toward U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals. This page provides a brief description of the teams, areas of focus, and key team members. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Radiance  

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Radiance Radiance Radiance logo. Advanced lighting simulation and rendering package; calculates spectral radiance values (illuminance & color) and spectral irradiance (illuminance & color) for interior and exterior spaces considering electric lighting, daylight and interreflection. Used by architects and designers to predict illumination, visual quality and appearance of design spaces. Used by researchers to evaluate new lighting and daylighting technologies and study visual comfort and similar quantities related to the visual environment. Keywords lighting, daylighting, rendering Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required High level of computer literacy required; 4 days training, minimum. Users Over 200. Audience Daylighting, lighting, and architectural designers.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: HPSIM  

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HPSIM HPSIM Detailed, fundamentals-based, steady-state simulation model of an air-to-air heat pump operating on the vapor-compression-cycle principle and charged with single-component refrigerant. HPSIM (Heat Pump SIMulation) includes tube-by-tube modeling of plate-fin air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers. Keywords heat pump, research Validation/Testing - Expertise Required High level of computer literacy; high level of technical understanding of vapor-compression heat pumps. Users 40 user organizations. Audience University engineering faculty and graduate students, for training in refrigeration and air conditioning; R&D and design engineers employed by manufacturers of air-conditioning equipment. Input Detailed design description of heat pump components; compressor performance

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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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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.

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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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Advanced Commercial Buildings Research; Electricity, Resources, & Building Systems Integration (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet describing the Advanced Commercial Buildings Research group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration Center.

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Solar Buildings Research Network A brief overview  

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Solar Buildings Research Network A brief overview Andreas Athienitis, Scientific Director Meli Stylianou, Network Manager #12;VISION Development of the solar-optimized building as an integrated advanced not mean complex; it brings together "low-tech" passive solar technologies that appear simple but generally

Wu, Bin

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Building America Expert Meeting: Foundations Research Results  

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The NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership held an expert meeting on Foundations Research Results on November 15, 2011 at the University Hotel Minneapolis on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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Research update, existing buildings research, 1989--1991  

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This Research Update presents the status of the Existing Buildings Research program of the Office of Building Technologies of the US Department of Energy for the period 1989-199 1. This program covers research on energy efficiency improvements for the residential and commercial buildings in this country. ne Existing Buildings Research program has contributed to significant improvements in energy efficiency of existing buildings by development of improvements to retrofit technologies, by coordinating and conducting research studies on the use of energy efficiency technologies (to reduce barriers and increase use), and by continually evaluating changes in technologies that could improve and maintain buildings energy efficiency. If the energy efficiency of the buildings sector in this country is to be dramatically improved over the next 30 years, we must improve the use of energy efficiency technologies. Improved delivery of measures, improved understanding of how buildings actually perform in the field, and methods for improving operations and maintenance of buildings and energy equipment are all examples of ways to improve the deployment (transfer) of technologies. Much has been learned about technology deployment in buildings in the first five years of the program, and our future plans will be directed at continuing the improvements and making a real contribution to the energy efficiency future of the United States.

MacDonald, J.M.; Ternes, M.P.; Mixon, W.R.; Sharp, T.R.; Kolb, J.O.; Wilkes, K.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Diamond, R.C. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Judkoff, R. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Mazzucchi, R.P. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

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Building Technologies Office: Sensors and Controls Research  

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Sensors and Controls Research Sensors and Controls Research The Emerging Technologies team conducts research into technologies related to building sensors and controls. They work with building systems-such as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems-to analyze energy use and help occupants manage energy costs. Building controls have the potential to reduce building energy consumption by monitoring variables and other inputs, and then automatically responding in a predetermined fashion. Research between the Department of Energy, industry, and laboratories focuses on: Sensors Photo of a ceiling-mounted fire sprinkler. Sensors are designed to help building owners and operators better manage their energy use through automation. Sensors measure predefined variables, such as the amount of natural light coming in through an office window, and then feed this data into a building's control system. The control can then respond by adjusting the various building systems. For example, sensors may note when a person leaves a room and let controls know to turn off the lights, or can ensure that faucets only release water if someone's hand is waved.

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Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research  

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Windows, Skylights, and Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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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

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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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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: 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: 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: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project  

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Vacuum Insulation Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Vacuum Insulation Panels Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research

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DIGITAL SYNTHESIS TOOLS FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH  

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DIGITAL SYNTHESIS TOOLS FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Elena Fomina. Peeter Ellervee, Margus Kruus and teaching purposes. Keywords: High-level synthesis, decomposition, educational computer-aided synthesis to read and is well documented. In this paper, we present computer aided synthesis tools at different

Kruus, Margus

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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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Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research  

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Optimized Heat Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: HVAC Optimized Heat Exchangers Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research

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NREL: Buildings Research - Working With Us  

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Working With Us Working With Us NREL's award-winning work with the commercial and public sectors to improve building energy performance is central to its mission. Learn about our awards. At NREL, industry, universities, and government agencies have many opportunities to take advantage of our residential and commercial buildings expertise. Here's how you can work with us to improve the energy efficiency of your buildings. Partner with Us You can work with our experts and use NREL's outstanding facilities and technical capabilities, which range from fundamental research to applications engineering, to capture proven energy savings in your buildings. Collaborations and Agreements NREL offers a variety of technology partnership agreements. These include collaborations through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, as

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Building Technologies Office: Residential Buildings  

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

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

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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 |  

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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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Integrating Design Tools for Building Design ROBERT W. AMOR, LINDSAY J. GROVES and MIKE R. DONN  

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Integrating Design Tools for Building Design ROBERT W. AMOR, LINDSAY J. GROVES and MIKE R. DONN for architectural design. Currently a large amount of information is duplicated in describing a building to different design tools. To enable designers to use different design tools to evaluate a building design

Amor, Robert

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ICAtect-II: A Framework for the Integration of Building Design Tools  

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ICAtect-II: A Framework for the Integration of Building Design Tools Robert Amor, John G. Hosking of a system capable of integrating a range of building design tools poses many challenges. Our framework, together with a set of tools, that permit the development of integrated building design environments which

Amor, Robert

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NREL: Buildings Research - SUNREL Energy Simulation Software  

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

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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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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: 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 a Community Infrastructure for Scalable On-Line Performance Analysis Tools around Open|Speedshop  

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Peta-scale computing environments pose significant challenges for both system and application developers and addressing them required more than simply scaling up existing tera-scale solutions. Performance analysis tools play an important role in gaining this understanding, but previous monolithic tools with fixed feature sets have not sufficed. Instead, this project worked on the design, implementation, and evaluation of a general, flexible tool infrastructure supporting the construction of performance tools as pipelines of high-quality tool building blocks. These tool building blocks provide common performance tool functionality, and are designed for scalability, lightweight data acquisition and analysis, and interoperability. For this project, we built on Open|SpeedShop, a modular and extensible open source performance analysis tool set. The design and implementation of such a general and reusable infrastructure targeted for petascale systems required us to address several challenging research issues. All components needed to be designed for scale, a task made more difficult by the need to provide general modules. The infrastructure needed to support online data aggregation to cope with the large amounts of performance and debugging data. We needed to be able to map any combination of tool components to each target architecture. And we needed to design interoperable tool APIs and workflows that were concrete enough to support the required functionality, yet provide the necessary flexibility to address a wide range of tools. A major result of this project is the ability to use this scalable infrastructure to quickly create tools that match with a machine architecture and a performance problem that needs to be understood. Another benefit is the ability for application engineers to use the highly scalable, interoperable version of Open|SpeedShop, which are reassembled from the tool building blocks into a flexible, multi-user interface set of tools. This set of tools targeted at Office of Science Leadership Class computer systems and selected Office of Science application codes. We describe the contributions made by the team at the University of Wisconsin. The project built on the efforts in Open|SpeedShop funded by DOE/NNSA and the DOE/NNSA Tri-Lab community, extended Open|Speedshop to the Office of Science Leadership Class Computing Facilities, and addressed new challenges found on these cutting edge systems. Work done under this project at Wisconsin can be divided into two categories, new algorithms and techniques for debugging, and foundation infrastructure work on our Dyninst binary analysis and instrumentation toolkits and MRNet scalability infrastructure.

Miller, Barton

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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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: 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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2013 Building America Research Planning Meeting Summary  

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The Building America (BA) Research Planning Meeting was held October 28-30, 2013, in Washington, DC. This meeting provides one opportunity each year for the research teams, national laboratories and Department of Energy (DOE) managers to meet in person to share the most pertinent information and collaboration updates. This report documents the presentations, highlights key program updates, and outlines next steps for the program.

Metzger, C. E.; Hunt, S.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

(DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. Join Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator, and Sam Rashkin, Chief...

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Mixed Mode Simulation Tools  

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with the whole building modeling tool, but the details ofused (e.g. whole building energy modeling or CAD tool),guide to modeling NV and MM buildings in the research or

Gandhi, Priya; Brager, Gail; Dutton, Spencer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings  

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Building America Building America Meetings to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Building America Meetings 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 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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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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BNL | Our History: Reactors as Research Tools  

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> See also: Accelerators > See also: Accelerators Brookhaven History: Using Reactors as Research Tools BGRR Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor The Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor (BGRR) was the Laboratory's first big machine and the first peace-time reactor built in the United States following World War II. The reactor's primary mission was to produce neutrons for scientific experimentation and to refine reactor technology. At the time, the BGRR could accommodate more simultaneous experiments than any other reactor. Scientists and engineers from every corner of the U.S. came to use the reactor, which was not only a source of neutrons for experiments, but also an excellent training facility. Researchers used the BGRR's neutrons as tools for studying atomic nuclei and the structure of solids, and to investigate many physical, chemical and

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GIS as a research tool Melinda Laituri  

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1 GIS as a research tool Melinda Laituri Colorado State University Why use GIS? Spatial context? Organizational strengths of GIS for project management Ability to store large amounts of spatial data GIS plan Database design (linked to sampling strategy) Assessment of available resources Analysis

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

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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....

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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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Shenzhen Institute of Building Research SIBR | Open Energy Information  

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Institute of Building Research SIBR Institute of Building Research SIBR Jump to: navigation, search Name Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR) Place Guangdong Province, China Sector Buildings, Solar Product Shenzhen-based science and technology research institute for buildings and urban development. The body is working on solar panel design and installation in China. References Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR) is a company located in Guangdong Province, China . References ↑ "[ Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (SIBR)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Shenzhen_Institute_of_Building_Research_SIBR&oldid=350941

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Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects  

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HVAC Research Projects to someone by E-mail HVAC Research Projects to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Recovery Act-Funded HVAC Research Projects on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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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: 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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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 Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project  

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Cold Climate Heat Pump Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Cold Climate Heat Pump Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research

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Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2  

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1 Eco-Models Modeling of a digital tool to design sustainable buildings Vida Gholipour1, 2 , Jean' to help architects design more sustainable buildings is rapidly expanding. This demand has led to use and so collaborate to optimize the building design. Keywords: Eco-Models: sustainable buildings; design

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Building America: Research for Real-World Results | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Building America: Research for Real-World Results Building America: Research for Real-World Results December 17, 2014 3:00PM to 4:30PM EST For 20 years, the U.S. Department of...

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Building Technologies Office: Researching Energy Use in Hospitals  

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

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Radar investigation as a complementary tool for the diagnosis of historic masonry buildings  

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Preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings can be successfully accomplished only if the diagnosis of the state of damage of the construction has been carefully carried out. Among the investigation techniques and procedures which have been proposed in these last years, georadar seems from one hand to be the most promising, from the other to need a great deal more of study and research. Some typical problems solved by the authors with the use of GPR and a combination of other techniques; the research was carried out on several historic buildings. The paper also presents the most recent advancements of the GPR technology and their impact on the effectiveness of masonry investigations. In the meantime, the authors will also show the limits of the GPR in some applications. The aim of this contribution is also to help in giving guidelines for the choice of an appropriate use of GPR tools in the solution of various problems.

Luigia Binda; Maurizio Lualdi; Antonella Saisi; Luigi Zanzi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) | Open Energy Information  

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ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) Jump to: navigation, search Name ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) Place Stockton, CA Website http://www.consol.com References ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance)[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Incubator Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration Partnership Year 2004 Link to project description http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2004/382.html LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance) is a company located in Stockton, CA. References ↑ "ConSol (Building Industry Research Alliance)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=ConSol_(Building_Industry_Research_Alliance)&oldid=379316

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Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research  

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Air-Source Integrated Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Air-Source Integrated Heat Pump Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background  

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

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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: 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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The Future of Buildings Research at LBNL  

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The Future of Buildings Research at LBNL An Interview with Mark Levine, Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division Mark Levine Mark Levine Mark Levine is the newly appointed Director of Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division (formerly Energy & Environment). He was the head of the Energy Analysis Program from 1986 until his appointment in March. Levine received a B.S. in chemistry from Princeton, and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Berkeley Lab in 1978, he was a staff scientist at the Ford Foundation Energy Project, and a senior energy policy analyst at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif. His current research interests include energy efficiency in China and global energy-demand studies. Levine is on the boards of

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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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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: 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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BUILDINGPI: A FUTURE TOOL FOR BUILDING LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS James O'Donnell1&2  

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) programs. Using IFC as a standard for data storage, building geometric data can be seamlessly transferredBUILDINGPI: A FUTURE TOOL FOR BUILDING LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS James O'Donnell1&2 , Elmer Morrissey1 National Laboratory, Berkeley, 94720 ­ U.S.A. ABSTRACT Traditionally building simulation models are used

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Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research  

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HVAC and Water Heater HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: HVAC and Water Heater Field Tests Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research

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Simulation Tools  

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Building simulation tool screen capture Building simulation tool screen capture Simulation Tools Researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs that allow architects and building engineers to design or retrofit buildings for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Programs developed by researchers include: the EnergyPlus whole building simulation program, the Modelica Buildings library for rapid prototyping and controls design, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for co-simulation and for model-based operation, and the GenOpt generic optimization program. Contacts Philip Haves PHaves@lbl.gov (510) 486-6512 Michael Wetter MWetter@lbl.gov (510) 486-6990 Links Simulation Research Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings

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

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

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Residential Buildings  

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Apartment building exterior and interior Apartment building exterior and interior Residential Buildings EETD's research in residential buildings addresses problems associated with whole-building integration involving modeling, measurement, design, and operation. Areas of research include the movement of air and associated penalties involving distribution of pollutants, energy and fresh air. Contacts Max Sherman MHSherman@lbl.gov (510) 486-4022 Iain Walker ISWalker@lbl.gov (510) 486-4692 Links Residential Building Systems Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings Cool Roofs and Heat Islands Demand Response Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends High Technology and Industrial Systems Lighting Systems Residential Buildings Simulation Tools Sustainable Federal Operations

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Industry Research and Recommendations for New Commercial Buildings  

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Researchers evaluated industry needs and developed logic models to support possible future commercial new construction research and deployment efforts that could be led or supported by DOE's Commercial Building Integration program or other national initiatives. The authors believe that these recommendations support a proposed course of action from the current state of commercial building energy efficiency to a possible long-term goal of achieving significant market penetration of cost-effective NZE buildings in all building sectors and climates by 2030.

Hendron, B.; Leach, M.; Gregory, N.; Pless, S.; Selkowitz, S.; Matthew, P.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research  

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Ground Source Heap Pump Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Ground Source Heap Pump Data Mining Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities

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Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research  

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Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project Sensor Suitcase for Small Commercial Building Retro-Commissioning Research Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into sensor systems for small commercial buildings. The proposed system will streamline the processes of collecting data from these buildings and processing the data to obtain highly targeted retro-commissioning (RCx) actions customized for each building. Project Description This project seeks to develop a sensor and analysis system to support monitor-based retro-commissioning of small commercial buildings. Basing commissioning on actual measurements of conditions and system performance in these buildings is challenging because small commercial buildings

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A Computer-based LCA Tool for Sustainable Building Design  

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In the last two decades the interest in design sustainable buildings has developed rapidly. Design sustainable building is necessary to achieve a sustainable society. Moreover, recent design projects have become too big and too complicated to depend ... Keywords: Briefing stage, life cycle assessment, modeling, sustainability

Ahmed M. Azmy

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 America Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011  

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On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Research Planning meeting in October 2011, held in Washington, D.C.

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Commercial Building Research and Development | Department of Energy  

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Research and Research and Development Commercial Building Research and Development Photo of NREL researcher Jeff Tomberlin working on a data acquisition panel at the Building Efficiency Data Acquisition and Control Laboratory at NREL's Thermal Test Facility. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) invests in technology research and development activities that can dramatically reduce energy consumption and energy waste in buildings. Buildings in the United States use nearly 40 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy for space heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances, an amount equivalent to the annual amount of electricity delivered by more than 3,800 500-megawatt coal-fired power plants. The BTO technology portfolio aims to help reduce building energy requirements by 50% through the use of improved appliances; windows,

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Research and Development Roadmap: Windows and Building Envelope  

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Windows and building envelope research and development is a high priority for the Building Technologies Office. This roadmap is a useful resource for public and private decision makers evaluating and pursuing high-impact R&D focused on advancing next-generation energy efficient windows and building envelope technologies.

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Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates  

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Subscribe to Building Subscribe to Building America Updates to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Subscribe to Building America Updates 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: 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: 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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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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DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training  

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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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Dr. James Freihaut is a member of the AE mechanical option faculty. His current research focus is on building systems related  

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energy systems for buildings and communities of buildings in parallel with the design tools curriculum, integrated with his research pursuits, which focus on emerging building science issues. He is on building systems related energy and indoor air quality. Freihaut has developed an indoor aerosol laboratory

Yener, Aylin

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The Open Source Stochastic Building Simulation Tool SLBM and Its Capabilities to Capture Uncertainty of Policymaking in the U.S. Building Sector  

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The increasing concern about climate change as well as the expected direct environmental economic impacts of global warming will put considerable constraints on the US building sector, which consumes roughly 48percent of the total primary energy, making it the biggest single source of CO2 emissions. It is obvious that the battle against climate change can only be won by considering innovative building approaches and consumer behaviors and bringing new, effective low carbon technologies to the building / consumer market. However, the limited time given to mitigate climate change is unforgiving to misled research and / or policy. This is the reason why Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is working on an open source long range Stochastic Lite Building Module (SLBM) to estimate the impact of different policies and consumer behavior on the market penetration of low carbon building technologies. SLBM is designed to be a fast running, user-friendly model that analysts can readily run and modify in its entirety through a visual interface. The tool is fundamentally an engineering-economic model with technology adoption decisions based on cost and energy performance characteristics of competing technologies. It also incorporates consumer preferences and passive building systems as well as interactions between technologies (such as internal heat gains). Furthermore, everything is based on service demand, e.g. a certain temperature or luminous intensity, instead of energy intensities. The core objectives of this paper are to demonstrate the practical approach used, to start a discussion process between relevant stakeholders and to build collaborations.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Azevedo, Ines Lima; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Lai, Judy

2009-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Expert Meeting: Foundations Research Results...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Key results were: * Greater understanding of the role of moisture transport through foundation and insulation materials and its potential impact on building durability * Greater...

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Building America Research Planning Meeting: November 2010  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Planning meeting in November 2010, held in Washington, D.C.

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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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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 Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) progress report for DOE Office of Buildings Energy Research  

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The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, building diagnostics, and research utilization and technology transfer. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Use-phase memory: a tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings  

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). The statistics show that this sector consumes and pollutes more than industry (22% energy) or transport sectors1 Use-phase memory: a tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings in the variability of the energy consumption and environmental impact of residential buildings during their use

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Building America Research for the American Home | Department of Energy  

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for the American Home for the American Home Building America Research for the American Home Watch the video to learn more about how DOE's Building America program is helping to bridge the gap between homes with high energy costs and homes that are healthy, durable, and energy efficient. View the text version of the video. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program is helping to engineer American homes for better energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort. Building America is a cost-shared industry partnership research program working with national laboratories and building science research teams to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices in new and existing homes. The program works closely with industry partners to develop innovative,

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Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Process Research Project |  

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Emerging Technologies » Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Emerging Technologies » Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Process Research Project Super Building Insulation by CO2 Foaming Process Research Project The Department of Energy is currently researching the development of building superinsulation through a carbon dioxide (CO2) foaming process. Project Description This project seeks to develop building super insulation through a carbon dioxide foaming process that does not use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and which produces insulation with a high R-value. Project Partners Research is being undertaken between the Department of Energy and The Industrial Science & Technology Network. Project Goals The goal of this project is to develop advanced insulation without HFC, and to achieve a competitive processing cost for CO2 foaming technology.

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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: 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: 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: 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 thermal envelope systems and materials (BTESM) progress report for DOE Office of Buildings Energy Research  

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The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, and building diagnostics. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) progress report for DOE Office of Buildings Energy Research  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, and building diagnostics. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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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 Technologies Office: Building America Climate-Specific Guidance  

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

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Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy consumption of the nation's buildings is  

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2/21/2011 Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Reducing the energy consumption: systems (supermarket refrigeration, ground-source, CHP, multi-zone HVAC, wireless and other communications of the nation's buildings is essential for achieving a sustainable clean energy future and will be an enormous

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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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 Technologies Program: Building America Publications  

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Report for College of Engineering 4117 Engineering Research Building I  

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.............................................................................................................3 Committee and Other Engineering Service.....................................................................................................................................7 Services for Engineering Graduate Student InstructorsReport for College of Engineering 2008-2009 4117 Engineering Research Building I 2200 Bonisteel

Eustice, Ryan

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Research on Development of Solar Energy and Ecology Building  

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Our countrys solar energy resources are extremely rich. This paper mainly introduces the research on development of solar energy and ecological building. Based on the literature ... the development and the appli...

Sheng Qingqing; Zhang Xuelai; Lv Leilei

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH  

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STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALL BUILDINGS: DESIGN REQUIREMENTS AND RESEARCH Michel Bruneau, P.E. 1 Dr. Bruneau is conducting research on the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing steel bridges, steel of this research, and has co- authored the book "Ductile Design of Steel Structures" published in 1997 by Mc

Bruneau, Michel

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Research Ethics Hicks Academic and Administration Building, Suite 231  

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Research Ethics Hicks Academic and Administration Building, Suite 231 6299 South Street Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2 Updated: August 2012 Dalhousie Research Ethics Boards Guidance for Submitting an Application for Research Ethics Review ­ Undergraduate Students #12;Guidance - Undergraduate 2 Table of Contents SUBMISSION

Brownstone, Rob

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Building Connections with State Researchers | Department of Energy  

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Building Connections with State Researchers Building Connections with State Researchers Building Connections with State Researchers March 11, 2013 - 11:22am Addthis Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Gayland Barksdale Technical Writer, Office of Fossil Energy How Can I Learn More? Visit fossil.energy.gov to learn more about natural gas. Recently, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith took the Energy Department's message of smart and sustainable fossil energy development to Texas, where he met with researchers and students at the

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 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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DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating: Market Research and Program Direction  

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This paper presents the development of a voluntary energy asset rating system, to evaluate the physical characteristics and as-built energy efficiency of new and existing commercial buildings. The energy asset rating system is intended to enable commercial building stakeholders to directly compare expected as-built energy performance among similar buildings and to analyze the potential for capital improvements to increase energy efficiency cost-effectively. Market research has been performed to understand the market demand and how to communicate energy and cost savings to owners, investors, financiers, and others to overcome market barriers and motivate capital investment in building energy efficiency. The paper discusses the findings of the market research. Building owners are concerned about redundancy, conflicting requirements, and cost. They also pointed out a data gap and desire a rating program that identifies improvement opportunities. A meaningful linkage between the energy asset rating and other rating systems is essential. Based on the findings, criteria for a successful energy asset rating program have been developed to direct the program design, including validity of ratings, actionable, cost effective recommendations, effective quality control, integration with other rating systems, and necessary training and education. In addition to the rating system, an asset rating tool is being developed to reduce cost and increase standardization, allowing for consistent and reliable comparisons among and between buildings. The asset rating tool is the first step in the process by which owners can enter information about their building structure and receive information on the buildings modeled performance and recommended efficiency measures.

Wang, Na; Taylor, Cody; McCabe, Molly J.

2012-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research  

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Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research Windows, Skylights, and Doors Research The Emerging Technology team conducts research into technologies related to windows, skylights, and doors. These technologies can decrease energy demands, save money, and improve occupant thermal comfort. By working with industry partners, researchers, and other stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Energy also seeks to improve the availability of these products in the market. Research in windows, skylights, and doors includes: Daylighting and Shading Photo of a wall of windows with shades built over them to block out the noon sun. Daylighting and shading technologies alter the way that natural light affects a building, either by allowing more of it in (to light a room) or by preventing it from coming in. These technologies are important in that they allow building operators and managers to lower a building's lighting energy needs, as well as reducing the energy used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

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Building Design Advisor: Automated integration of multiple simulation tools K. Papamichael, J. LaPorta, H. Chauvet  

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LBNL-40591 Preprint Building Design Advisor: Automated integration of multiple simulation tools K Design Advisor (BDA) is a software environment that supports the integrated use of multiple analysis

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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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The Invisible Researcher: Using Educational Technologies as Research Tools for Education Dwayne E. PAR  

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The Invisible Researcher: Using Educational Technologies as Research Tools for Education Dwayne E environment. Thus giving the ,,invisible researcher the ability to test the desired effectiveness of the tool environment while remaining unobtrusive ­ essentially becoming an invisible researcher. The remainder

Boonstra, Rudy

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Building a Common Identity Common identity is an important tool in ensuring appropriate access to corporate  

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complex heterogeneous systems, significant challenges arise. These can include high help-desk costs capabilities. Empower people Productivity suffers and your IT costs go up when users have to call the help deskBuilding a Common Identity Common identity is an important tool in ensuring appropriate access

Chaudhuri, Surajit

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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  

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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 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

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Project Final Report: Building a Community Infrastructure for Scalable On-Line Performance Analysis Tools around Open|SpeedShop  

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In this project we created a community tool infrastructure for program development tools targeting Petascale class machines and beyond. This includes tools for performance analysis, debugging, and correctness tools, as well as tuning and optimization frameworks. The developed infrastructure provides a comprehensive and extensible set of individual tool building components. We started with the basic elements necessary across all tools in such an infrastructure followed by a set of generic core modules that allow a comprehensive performance analysis at scale. Further, we developed a methodology and workflow that allows others to add or replace modules, to integrate parts into their own tools, or to customize existing solutions. In order to form the core modules, we built on the existing Open|SpeedShop infrastructure and decomposed it into individual modules that match the necessary tool components. At the same time, we addressed the challenges found in performance tools for petascale systems in each module. When assembled, this instantiation of community tool infrastructure provides an enhanced version of Open|SpeedShop, which, while completely different in its architecture, provides scalable performance analysis for petascale applications through a familiar interface. This project also built upon and enhances capabilities and reusability of project partner components as specified in the original project proposal. The overall project teams work over the project funding cycle was focused on several areas of research, which are described in the following sections. The reminder of this report also highlights related work as well as preliminary work that supported the project. In addition to the project partners funded by the Office of Science under this grant, the project team included several collaborators who contribute to the overall design of the envisioned tool infrastructure. In particular, the project team worked closely with the other two DOE NNSA laboratories Los Alamos and Sandia leveraging co-funding for Krell by ASCs Common Computing Environment (CCE) program as laid out in the original proposal. The ASC CCE co-funding, coordinated through LLNL, was for 50% of the total project funding, with the ASC CCE portion of the funding going entirely to Krell, while the ASCR funding itself was split between Krell and the funded partners. This report covers the entire project from both funding sources. Additionally, the team leveraged the expertise of software engineering researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, who specialize in software framework design, in order to achieve a broadly acceptable component framework. The Component Based Tool Framework (CBTF) software has been released to the community. Information related to the project and the released software can be found on the CBTF wiki page at: http://sourceforge.net/p/cbtf/wiki/Home

Galarowicz, James

2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Lu, Yinghao

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How to evaluate performance of net zero energy building A literature research  

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Abstract NZEB (Net zero energy building) is regarded as an integrated solution to address problems of energy-saving, environmental protection, and CO2 emission reduction in the building section. NZEB could be even possible with electricity production if enough renewable energy could be used. Moreover, various building-service systems with renewable energy sources have been widely considered for potential applications in NZEB. All of these new features extend the technical boundary of the conventional energy-efficient buildings, attach a more profound implication to the sustainable development of building technology, and therefore pose a challenge to evaluation works on NZEB performance. This paper presents a guided tour on NZEB evaluation through literature-research. An overview about definitions and energy-efficient measures of NZEB is presented so that the research object and technology boundary can be clarified for NZEB evaluation. Then, a summary of widely-used research method, tool and performance indicator in evaluation is provided for the methodology part. This part also includes a discussion on the application of LCA (life cycle assessment) in NZEB evaluation and LCA's role in promoting a well-defined NZEB. Finally, potential progress in NZEB evaluation with possible development trends is highlighted in terms of energy storage, load match and smart grid.

S. Deng; R.Z. Wang; Y.J. Dai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Water Power Research - Computer-Aided Engineering Tools  

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Computer-Aided Engineering Tools Computer-Aided Engineering Tools Computer simulation of a floating point absorber in water. The water is represented by blue and red stripes. The absorber is represented by a red disk above water connected to a blue disk below water. NREL develops advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to support the wind and water power industries with state-of-the-art design and analysis capabilities. NREL is developing a suite of integrated CAE tools for wave and tidal energy converters that will provide a full range of simulation capabilities for single devices and arrays for research, development and demonstration efforts at all technology readiness levels. These CAE tools will produce realistic models that simulate the behavior of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems in complex environments-waves,

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Page 1 of 42 BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH GRANT  

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at the UC Davis Engineering Shop, and John McNamara of Lightning Demolition were essential to onPage 1 of 42 BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH GRANT (BERG) PROGRAM BERG FINAL REPORT Improving Cost Effectiveness of Radiant Floor Cooling University of California, Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center 1450

California at Davis, University of

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Development of an integrated building design information interface  

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This research recognizes the need for building simulation/performance tools that can easily be integrated into the building design process. The study examines available simulation tools and attempts to determine why these tools are not used...

Punjabi, Sonia Arjun

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Titan's New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now  

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Titan's New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now Titan's New Build Attracts Magnetic Systems Research Impossible Until Now November 01, 2013 Researchers using Titan are studying the behavior of magnetic systems by simulating nickel atoms as they reach their Curie temperature-the threshold between order (right) and disorder (left) when atoms spin into random magnetic directions of fluctuating magnetic strengths, causing the material to lose its magnetism. As simple as magnets seemed during school science lessons (opposites attract, likes repel), improving the performance of magnetic materials and creating new alloys is so complicated Markus Eisenbach, computational scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been waiting for a computer that can perform as many as twenty quadrillion calculations per second to

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Building Connections with State Researchers | Department of Energy  

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Connections with State Researchers Connections with State Researchers Building Connections with State Researchers March 11, 2013 - 11:22am Addthis Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin. Gayland Barksdale Technical Writer, Office of Fossil Energy How Can I Learn More? Visit fossil.energy.gov to learn more about natural gas. Recently, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith took the Energy Department's message of smart and sustainable fossil energy development to Texas, where he met with researchers and students at the

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Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Research for Real-World Results  

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This webinar, held on Dec. 17, 2014, featured Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator, providing an overview of key Building America accomplishments, current research focus areas, and future strategies for advancing market adoption of energy efficient building technologies and practices.

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Creativity Support Tools: A Grand Challenge for HCI Researchers  

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the innovations from engineering, software development, and user interface design. Finally, creativity manifestsCreativity Support Tools: A Grand Challenge for HCI Researchers Ben Shneiderman Department can play a key role in design- ing, implementing, and evaluating a new generation of creativity

Shneiderman, Ben

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My research goal is to better integrate technical activities such as behavior modeling, interface design, and system building with conceptualizations of social dynamics as expressed by social  

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design, and system building with conceptualizations of social dynamics as expressed by social science. For instance, understanding the working of memory might help designers build better memory support toolsMy research goal is to better integrate technical activities such as behavior modeling, interface

Keinan, Alon

342

NREL: Continuum Magazine - A Closer Look: NREL and Buildings...  

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private sector commercial building owners with tools, resources, and expertise to address energy challenges. In residential buildings, NREL researchers explore energy efficiency...

343

Building Technologies Office: Technology Research, Standards, and Codes in  

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Codes in Emerging Technologies Codes in Emerging Technologies Developing innovative technologies that increase building energy efficiency is one of the primary goals of research being conducted between the U.S. Department of Energy, laboratories, and industry partners. Once new technologies or practices are introduced into the broader market and become widely-adopted, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) may seek to set a new baseline standard for energy efficiency, and may work with state and local governments to update building energy codes. Appliance and Equipment Standards New and innovative technologies developed by researchers and partners help improve building energy efficiency, and if these technologies become widely-adopted they may be incorporated into new appliance and equipment standards. BTP sets standards for more than 50 different products, and works with stakeholders in updating these standards as energy efficient technologies become more cost effective. Consumers and businesses save $15 billion per year from improved energy efficiency standards, with this amount expected to nearly double by 2025.

344

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

345

Building Technologies Office Overview  

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Roland Risser Roland Risser Director, Building Technologies Office Building Technologies Office Energy Efficiency Starts Here. 2 Building Technologies Office Integrated Approach: Improving Building Performance Research & Development Developing High Impact Technologies Standards & Codes Locking in the Savings Market Stimulation Accelerating Tech-to- Market 3 Building Technologies Office Goal: Reduce building energy use by 50% (compared to a 2010 baseline) 4 Building Technologies Office Working to Overcome Challenges Information Access * Develop building performance tools, techniques, and success stories, such as case studies * Form market partnerships and programs to share best practices * Solution Centers * Certify the workforce to ensure quality work

346

Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives  

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Webinar Archives to Webinar Archives to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinar Archives 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 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

347

Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans  

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Strategic Plans to Strategic Plans to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Strategic Plans 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 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

348

Research on Building Energy Consumption Situation in Shanghai  

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for building energy-saving. REFERENCES [1] Weiding Long. A consider on strategy of building energy-saving in China. HV&AC, 2005, (35):1-8.(In Chinese) [2] Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. http: //www... for building energy-saving. REFERENCES [1] Weiding Long. A consider on strategy of building energy-saving in China. HV&AC, 2005, (35):1-8.(In Chinese) [2] Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. http: //www...

Yang, X.; Tan, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) and research utilization/technology transfer progress report for DOE (Department of Energy) Office of Buildings Energy Research  

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The Monthly Report of the Building Thermal Envelope Systems and Materials (BTESM) Program is a monthly update of both in-house ORNL projects and subcontract activities in the research areas of building materials, wall systems, foundations, roofs, building diagnostics, and research utilization and technology transfer. Presentations are not stand-alone paragraphs every month. Their principal values are the short-time lapse between accomplishment and reporting and their evolution over a period of several months.

Burn, G. (comp.)

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Research & Development Needs for Building-Integrated Solar Technologies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Building Integrated Solar Technologies (BIST) can help achieve the Building Technologies Office goal of reducing energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings by 50% by the year 2030. BIST include technologies for space heating and cooling, water heating, hybrid photovoltaic-thermal systems (PV/T), active solar lighting, and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

351

New Research Tool for Energy-Efficient Residential Fixtures  

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4 4 New Research Tool for Energy-Efficient Residential Fixtures Lighting Group researcher Erik Page stands next to the new goniophotometer, shown in a multiple-exposure photo that represents a complete sensor sweep around a table lamp. The lamp is seen reflected in a mirror mounted on a swing arm, aimed at a photocell used for data acquisition. The residential lighting sector represents a significant opportunity for energy conservation because it currently uses inefficient incandescent sources almost exclusively. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have the potential to transform this market by using one-fourth as much power as an incandescent to provide the same amount of light. While technical advances such as triphosphors and electronic ballasts have addressed issues of color

352

Research on Energy Saving of the Existing Public Building in China  

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In this paper, in order to evaluate the economic performance of energy-saving retrofitting in existing buildings, we have researched the Chinese public building energy consumption structure. An existing public bu...

Mei Wang; Yi Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Research on the Statistical Method of Energy Consumption for Public Buildings in China  

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The purpose of this research is to develop a national statistical system for energy consumption data for public buildings in China, in order to provide data support for building energy efficiency work. The framework for a national statistical system...

Chen, S.; Li, N.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

AIAA 94-1214: Using generic tool kits to build intelligent systems  

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The Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center at Sandia National Laboratories is developing technologies for the automation of processes associated with environmental remediation and information-driven manufacturing. These technologies, which focus on automated planning and programming and sensor-based and model-based control, are used to build intelligent systems which are able to generate plans of action, program the necessary devices, and use sensors to react to changes in the environment. By automating tasks through the use of programmable devices tied to computer models which are augmented by sensing, requirements for faster, safer, and cheaper systems are being satisfied. However, because of the need for rapid cost-effective prototyping and multi-laboratory teaming, it is also necessary to define a consistent approach to the construction of controllers for such systems. As a result, the Generic Intelligent System Controller (GISC) concept has been developed. This concept promotes the philosophy of producing generic tool kits which can be used and reused to build intelligent control systems.

Miller, D.J.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

355

Article A10.4 Introduction to the Research Tools Mind Map  

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) Compare resources: Top 30 Web Tools to Search, 100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web (g do their work efficiently. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled Research Adcenter Lab, keyword density analyser, Free Keyword Tool (c) Find research materials: Web of Science

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

356

Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research  

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Multi-Function Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Multi-Function Fuel-Fired Heat Pump Research Project on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities

357

Building America BEopt-CA (Ex): A Tool for Optimal Integration of EE, DR and PV in Existing California Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This project targeted the development of a software tool, BEopt-CA (Ex) (Building Energy Optimization Tool for California Existing Homes), that aims to facilitate balanced integration of energy efficiency (EE), demand response (DR), and photovoltaics (PV) in the residential retrofit1 market. The intent is to provide utility program managers and contractors in the EE/DR/PV marketplace with a means of balancing the integration of EE, DR, and PV.

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Buildings of the Future Research Project Launch and Virtual Panel Discussion on Building Technology Trends  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Learn more about the DOE's Buildings of the Future Project. Buildings will no longer be passive objects that consume resources, but rather active participants engaged in the energy system and our community.

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Building America Webinar: Building America: Research for Real-World Results  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

For 20 years, the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations for high performance homes. Join Eric Werling, Building America Program Coordinator,...

360

A marine research lab in Maine : building coastal identity  

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If the design of a building originates from the place in which it is built, from the social traditions of that place, and from building traditions which are specific to local materials and climate, then it will project an ...

Marinace, F. Paul (Frank Paul)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

A Decision Support Tool for Building Leasing Strategies to Achieve the Executive Order Mandate  

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for Federal Government Green Buildings Members: Alexandre Cheytanov Nathan Bales Paramjeet Khanna Chris Swift to be converted into "Green Buildings" by FY2015 · with annual progress towards 100% compliance Reference: www.fedcenter.gov/programs/eo13514 * Green Buildings are High Performance Sustainable Buildings as outlined by the E.O.13415 #12

362

Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

1) Includes all construction (e.g., bridges, roads, dams, buildings, etc.). National Science Foundation, Research and Development in Industry: 2003, Table 27, p. 76-77; and...

363

Building America Systems Integration Research Annual Report: FY 2012  

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This document is the Building America FY2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Building America Program activities and the work completed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Building America industry consortia (the Building America teams). The annual report summarizes major technical accomplishments and progress towards U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program's multi-year goal of developing the systems innovations that enable risk-free, cost effective, reliable and durable efficiency solutions that reduce energy use by 30%-50% in both new and existing homes.

Gestwick, M.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

CCBuilder: an interactive web-based tool for building, designing and assessing coiled-coil protein assemblies  

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......properly cited. CCBuilder: an interactive web-based tool for building, designing and...models. Results: We present CCBuilder, a web-based application that tackles the problem...sequences onto these frameworks. CCBuilder is a web-based application that generates complete......

Christopher W. Wood; Marc Bruning; Amaurys . Ibarra; Gail J. Bartlett; Andrew R. Thomson; Richard B. Sessions; R Leo Brady; Derek N. Woolfson

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

ORNL Researchers Develop Autotune Software to Make it Quicker, Easier, and Cheaper to Model Energy Use of Buildings  

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ORNL buildings researchers have developed automated, or Autotune, calibration software, which reduces the amount of time and expertise needed to optimize building parameters for cost and energy savings.

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Research & Development Needs for Building-Integrated Solar Technologie...  

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

piece of the comprehensive pathway to help achieve its goal of reducing energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings by 50% by the year 2030. This report helps...

367

Building America Research Teams: Spotlight on Alliance for Residential...  

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

explore specific technology areas that can radically improve home performance. BARA communication projects include Building America outreach products and activities (see...

368

Smart*: An Open Data Set and Tools for Enabling Research in Sustainable Homes  

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with growing fears over the impact of climate change has motivated recent research in the design of sustainable buildings and homes. Much of this research, including our own work in the Smart* (pro- nounced smart

Shenoy, Prashant

369

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

370

Tools  

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) compiles online tools to help agencies estimate energy savings.

371

NREL: Buildings Research - Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases  

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Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases Utility Bill Calibration Test Cases The diagram below illustrates the utility bill calibration test cases in BESTEST-EX. In these cases, participants are given input ranges and synthetic utility bills. Software tools calibrate key model inputs using the utility bills and then predict energy savings for the different retrofit cases. Participant energy savings predictions using calibrated models are compared to NREL predictions using state-of-the-art building energy simulation programs. For self-testing, participants should not view reference results until after tested software results have been generated. This diagram provides an overview of the BESTEST-EX utility bill calibration case process. On the left side of the diagram is a box labeled "BESTEST-EX Document" with a list that contains two bulleted items. The first bullet reads "Defines a representative existing home and several retrofit measures." The second bullet reads "Provides input ranges for key model inputs." Underneath this list is an image of a house and to the right of the house is a listing of the measures: R-wall=4.5-6.2; ELA=137-216 in2 ; Tsat=60-75°F, etc. Underneath this grouping is another bullet that reads "Presents utility bills that were generated by: A) randomly selecting key model inputs within ranges (values remain hidden); B) running test cases with selected inputs in EnergyPlus, DOE2.1E, and SUNREL." Below this bullet is a bar graph showing energy savings on the y axis and retrofit measure on the x axis. Inside the graph area is text reading "Reference results remains hidden for utility bill calibration cases." An arrow labeled "Results" points horizontally to the right to the results box. From the top half of this box are two arrows that are labeled "Input Ranges" and "Utility Bills" and points horizontally to the right to another smaller box that is labeled "Audit Software Provider." Underneath this heading are three bullets: one reads "Creates model of existing home knowing input ranges from test," the next one reads "Calibrates model inputs using utility bills," and the third one reads "Predicts retrofit energy savings. Underneath these bullets is an image of a house; to the right of this is a bar graph showing energy savings on the y axis and retrofit measure on the x axis. From this box an arrow labeled "Results" points directly below

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Research and Development Roadmap: Windows and Building Envelope...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Envelope Technologies Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Research & Development Roadmap: Emerging HVAC Technologies Research & Development Roadmap: Emerging Water Heating Technologies...

373

Advances in Understanding Durability of the Building Envelope: ORNL Research  

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Moisture, and its accompanying outriders things like mold, corrosion, freeze damage, and decay present powerful threats to the durability and long-term performance of a building envelope. Miscalculating the impact of environmental factors like rain, solar radiation, temperature, humidity, and indoor sources of moisture can cause significant damage to many types of building envelope components and materials, and also can lead to unhealthy indoor living environments.

Kehrer, Manfred [ORNL] [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Use-phase memory: A tool for the sustainable construction and renovation of residential buildings  

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Abstract Residents' usages and behavior play a determining role in the variability of the energy consumption and environmental impact of residential buildings during their use-phase. At present, however, they are inadequately documented and understood, as well as being highly variable. In this paper, we propose a use-phase memory model for residential buildings, whose aim is to store energy consumption and usage patterns. This storage can be done automatically or voluntarily. We give examples of useful information extracted from the data captured. The objective of this data analysis and synthesis is to provide building experts two specific use-cases: designing a new sustainable building, and renovating an existing one. Our model is deployed on a residential building, integrating the beneficial services for all stakeholders to demonstrate a sustainable relationship between designers, the residential building and the users.

Lucile Picon; Bernard Yannou; Toufic Zaraket; Stphanie Minel; Gwenola Bertoluci; Franois Cluzel; Romain Farel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Design Tools and Methods  

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Design Tools and Methods Design Tools and Methods Graphic of a modular depiction of the FAST tool, which includes aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, control and electrical system dynamics, and structural dynamics modules. NREL's CAE Tool, FAST, and its Sub-Modules Illustration of wind turbines in various environments including land-based, shallow water (0-30m), transitional depth (30-60m), and deep water floating (greater than 60m). FAST has the capability of modeling a wide range of offshore wind system configurations including shallow water, transitional depth, and floating systems. With DOE's support, NREL has developed and maintains a robust, open-source, modular computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool, known as FAST. It has state-of-the-art capabilities for full dynamic system simulation over a

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Building integrated cell-based microsystems : fabrication methodologies, metrology tools and impact on cellular physiology  

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This thesis presents the development of new tools for the realization and characterization of complex, integrated biological microsystems. These tools involve - (1) the implementation and characterization of a new material ...

Desai, Salil P. (Salil Pradip), 1978-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

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

378

THE UK ENERGY RESEARCH ATLAS: A TOOL FOR PRIORITISING AND PLANNING Prof Jim Skea  

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Energy Research Centre1 ABSTRACT The UK Energy Research Centre has created an innovative "Energy ResearchTHE UK ENERGY RESEARCH ATLAS: A TOOL FOR PRIORITISING AND PLANNING ENERGY R&D Prof Jim Skea UK Atlas" which maps out energy-related research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities

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Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market | Department of  

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

America: Bringing Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market INNOVATIONS Advanced technologies and whole-house solutions for saving energy and costs. Read more SOLUTION CENTER Solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes. Read more RESEARCH TOOLS Tools to ensure consistent research results for new and existing homes. Read more MARKET PARTNERSHIPS Resources and partnering opportunities for the U.S. building industry. Read more Learn about how this world-class research program can help the U.S. building industry promote and construct homes that are better for business, homeowners, and the nation. Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a

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Application of software tools for moisture Protection of buildings in different climate zones  

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an innovative control system using a thermal bridge, which switches the humidifier off when condensation occurs in building room Krus Martin1* , Thierry Nouidui1 and Sedlbauer Klaus1 1 Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany * Corresponding email: Martin.Krus@ibp.fraunhofer.de SUMMARY The application of software

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381

NREL: Wind Research - Computer-Aided Engineering Tools  

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Computer-Aided Engineering Tools Computer-Aided Engineering Tools Illustration of an offshore wind turbine on a barge with an illustration of how the moorings would work. A simulation of a 5-MW wind turbine on an offshore semi-submersible with catenary moorings. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL develops advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to support the wind and water power industries with state-of-the-art design and analysis capabilities. We have developed many software tools that produce realistic models that simulate the behavior of wind and water power technologies in complex environments-storm winds, waves offshore, earthquake loading, and extreme turbulence-and model the effects of turbulent inflow, unsteady aerodynamic forces, structural dynamics, drivetrain response, control

382

New Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility  

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

Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility New Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility June 3, 2011 - 2:08pm Addthis Senator Richard Durbin, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, Secretary Chu, and Argonne Director Eric Isaacs break ground for the new Energy Sciences Building. | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Senator Richard Durbin, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, Secretary Chu, and Argonne Director Eric Isaacs break ground for the new Energy Sciences Building. | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory Lindsey Geisler Lindsey Geisler Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs America has a long tradition of scientific inquiry and breakthroughs. And

383

Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update  

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Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update Tackling the Improved Control of Mixed-Mode Buildings: A Research Update Speaker(s): Peter May-Ostendorp Date: March 29, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: William Fisk (This presentation by Peter May-Ostendorp will begin with an introduction to building energy research at UC Boulder, by Prof. Gregor Henze.) Mixed-mode (MM) cooling is a promising building design strategy for low-energy cooling that incorporates natural ventilation alongside other forms of space conditioning. A properly designed system will intelligently switch between modes of cooling to maximize energy savings, while preserving occupant comfort. The near-optimal operation of MM buildings is explored through a model-predictive control (MPC) study using a purpose-built optimization environment coupled to EnergyPlus. Preliminary

384

SystemSens: A Tool for Monitoring Usage in Smartphone Research Deployments  

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. We have developed a general tool called Sys- temSens to help researchers capture usage context that leave their smart- phones on the desk for long periods. To help research applications capture usage and a visualization web service. This tool has been used in several deployments, where it has helped us better

Narasayya, Vivek

385

5 ways McGill researchers are BUILDING YOUR FUTURE  

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you. COVER STORIES 15 Building Your Future Forget about jet-packs. The real world of tomorrow-engineering projects 25 Future Engines Getting more bang out of biofuels 28 Future Farms A five-point plan for growing efficient. A few years from now, the cars zipping past may be propelled by Earth-friendly biofuels, thanks

Fabry, Frederic

386

Map and Directions to the Research Administration Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

mile to UMASS exit. Go through two sets of lights turning left onto North Pleasant Street. Take two sets of lights turning left onto North Pleasant Street. Take the first right and quick right again Building (formerly the Career Center) is located off of North Pleas- ant Street and Parking Lot 46

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

387

The Implementation of Industry Foundation Classes in Simulation Tools for the Building Industry  

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Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) provide an environment of interoperability among IFC-compliant software applications in the architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management (AEC/FM) industry. They allow building simulation software to automatically acquire building geometry and other building data from project models created with IFC compliant CAD software. They also facilitate direct exchange of input and output data with other simulation software. This paper discusses how simulation software can be made compliant with version 1.5 of the IFC. It also describes the immediate plans for expansion of IFC and the process of definition and addition of new classes to the model.

Bazjanac, Vladimir; Crawley, Drury B.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Climate change and buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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

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Building Energy 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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EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Simulation Design Tool  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

392

New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8  

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

TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award More Documents & Publications Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems 2010 Peer Review Presentations - Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems 2010 Peer Review

393

Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.3 Value of Construction and Research  

Buildings Energy Data Book [EERE]

6 6 FY2003-2005 Green Building R&D, as Share of Federal Budget and by Organization Budget Function National Defense 57.2% | DOE Health 23.1% | EPA Other energy, general science, | NSF natural resources, and environment 8.0% | PIER (1) Space research and technology 6.3% | DOC-NIST Transportation 1.5% | NYSERDA Agriculture 1.5% | HUD Veterans' benefits and services research 0.7% | GSA Green building 0.2% | ASHRAE Other functions (2) 1.6% Total 100% Note(s): Source(s): 3,000 2,400 1) PIER = Public Interest Energy Research. 2) Includes education, training, employment, and social services; income security; and commerce. U.S. Green Building Council, Green Building Research Funding: An Assessment of Current Activity in the United States, 2006, Chart 1, p. 3, Chart 2, p. 3. 25,317 22,940 11,100 7,500

394

Research Administration Discussion Group (RADG) Building Bridges to Navigate Organizational Structures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as individual administrators navigate within existing organizational structures to maximize efficiency Research Administration Discussion Group (RADG) Building Bridges to Navigate Organizational organizational experiences and business processes, particularly at the nexus of pre and postaward activities

395

Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Residential Building Energy Efficiency Research and University-Industry Partnerships  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced a $5 million investment to develop and demonstrate new residential energy efficiency solutions, and that will support building energy efficiency research at universities and colleges.

396

Building America Research Teams: BSC and CARB20 Years of Advancing High Performance Homes  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In this article, we continue our series of profiles on the Building America research teamsmultidisciplinary industry partnerships who work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.

397

Operability and Results of Retro and On-Going Commission Tools Applied to an Existing Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

some commissioning tools listed in the scope of Annex 40 of the IEA. The aim of the work was to evaluate usefulness of the different tools, level of qualification of the user, and efficiency on the field of such procedures. OBJECTIVES AND FRAME...

Ginestet, S.; Marchio, D.; Morisot, O.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report  

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

399

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

400

Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration  

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Buildings to Grid Buildings to Grid Integration to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Buildings to Grid Integration on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner with DOE Activities Appliances Research Building Envelope Research Windows, Skylights, & Doors Research Space Heating & Cooling Research Water Heating Research Lighting Research

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401

Building Technologies Office: Integrated Building Management System  

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

402

The Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility (RSF), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Design-Build Process for Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility An in-depth look at how the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory used a performance-based design-build contract process to build one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world. Table of Contents The Design-Build Process for the Research Support Facility | 1 Table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Building Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Owner Roles and Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Acquisition Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Defining Performance Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Small Business Research All-in-One Application Tool | Department...  

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

of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. If you are new to DOE SBIR, look at our Definitions. Not ready...

404

PEV Grid Integration Research: Vehicles, Buildings, and Renewables...  

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Research Focus Areas o Managed charging systems providing flexibility, demand response capability o Bi-directional power to minimize local demand charge and grid...

405

The Interdivisional Research Building, which will bring together University  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

carbon-14 dating; executed the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain . The ARB will house the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics as well as the Materials Research Science

Gardel, Margaret

406

DOEs New Cost-Effectiveness Tool Builds the Business Case for Program Administrators  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

In February, DOE released the beta version of a user-friendly tool that estimates the cost-effectiveness of a residential energy efficiency program based on a program administrators inputs. Public...

407

Fluorescent Amino Acids: Modular Building Blocks for the Assembly of New Tools for Chemical Biology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fluorescence spectroscopy is a powerful tool for probing complex biological processes. The ubiquity of peptideprotein and proteinprotein interactions in these processes has made them important targets for fluorescence ...

Krueger, Andrew T.

408

Find and share global research with new tools at WorldWideScience.org |  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Find and share global research with new tools at WorldWideScience.org Find and share global research with new tools at WorldWideScience.org NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 26, 2009 Find and share global research with new tools at WorldWideScience.org You can now quickly hone your research results list to the documents you need and then share them via social networking sites using the new features at WorldWideScience.org. This free online science gateway to global databases now offers clustering of results by publication and author, as well as by topic and date. This enhancement allows you to quickly narrow a results list from the databases of approximately 60 countries to the research you are seeking. Using a quick share tool, you can add your results to social networking

409

Building America Residential System Research Results: Achieving 30% Whole House Energy Savings Level in Cold Climates  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Building America program conducts the system research required to reduce risks associated with the design and construction of homes that use an average of 30% to 90% less total energy for all residential energy uses than the Building America Research Benchmark, including research on homes that will use zero net energy on annual basis. To measure the program's progress, annual research milestones have been established for five major climate regions in the United States. The system research activities required to reach each milestone take from 3 to 5 years to complete and include research in individual test houses, studies in pre-production prototypes, and research studies with lead builders that provide early examples that the specified energy savings level can be successfully achieved on a production basis. This report summarizes research results for the 30% energy savings level and demonstrates that lead builders can successfully provide 30% homes in Cold Climates on a cost-neutral basis.

Building Industry Research Alliance (BIRA); Building Science Consortium (BSC); Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC); IBACOS; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

An Overview of the Building Energy Retrofit Research Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Ridge National Labora- tory (ORNL) and multi-family (MF) research led by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Other participants include Princeton University, the Solar Energy Research Institute, the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and Pacific Northwest.... The ORNL experiments on radiant barriers were conducted in three unoccupied houses. One was used as the control house with no barrier, while the other two houses were used to test two different methods for installing radiant barriers. In one house...

Mixon, W. R.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Call for PhD applicants: joint research on microfluidic tools for enhanced biomolecular analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Call for PhD applicants: joint research on microfluidic tools for enhanced biomolecular analysis We generation of microfluidic tools for biomolecular analysis. The work will take place at Technion ­ Israel approximately 50% of their time at each site. At Technion, the student will be part of the Microfluidic

Rimon, Elon

412

Research Summary Sustainability impact assessment: tools for environmental, social and economic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research Summary Sustainability impact assessment: tools for environmental, social and economic to produce Sustainability Impact Assessment Tools (SIATs) that will be used to predict the impacts of sustainability issues in European regions, and has developed a `Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment

413

Research on Very Low?Energy Building Operations and Management Methods  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Lead Performer: U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Project Partners: -- Center of Science and Technology of Construction (CSTC), Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) - Beijing, China -- China Academy of Building Research - Bejing, China -- Sustainable Energy Partnerships (SEP) - San Francisco, CA

414

New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8  

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

TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award November 25, 2009 - 1:23pm Addthis A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties-such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality-that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid. Formerly funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the original

415

New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8  

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

New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award November 25, 2009 - 1:23pm Addthis A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties-such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality-that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid. Formerly funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the original

416

Unraveling the web of viroinformatics: computational tools and databases in viral research  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...All Rights Reserved. 2014 research-article Unraveling the web of viroinformatics: computational tools and databases in viral...domain - viroinformatics. The availability of more than 100 web servers and databases embracing all or specific viruses (for...

Deepak Sharma; Pragya Priyadarshini; Sudhanshu Vrati

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

417

Single Molecule Analysis Research Tool (SMART): An Integrated Approach for Analyzing Single Molecule Data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Single Molecule Analysis Research Tool (SMART): An Integrated Approach for Analyzing Single, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America Abstract Single molecule studies have approach for analyzing these data in the freely available software package SMART: Single Molecule Analysis

Herschlag, Dan

418

Development of an endocrine genomics virtual research environment for Australia: building on success .  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The $47m Australian National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR - www.nectar.org.au) project has recently funded an initiative to establish an Australia-wide endocrine genomics virtual (more)

Sinnott, Richard O.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Cold Climate Foundation Wall Hygrothermal Research Facility (Fact Sheet)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This case study describes the research conducted at the University of Minnesotas Cloquet Residential Research Facility (CRRF) in northern Minnesota, which features more than 2,500 ft2 of below-grade space for building systems foundation hygrothermal research. Here, the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team researches ways to improve the energy efficiency of the building envelope, including wall assemblies, basements, roofs, insulation, and air leakage.

420

Code Gaps and Future Research Needs of Combustion Safety: Building America Expert Meeting Update  

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

Technical Update Meeting April 2013 Technical Update Meeting April 2013 www.buildingamerica.gov Buildings Technologies Program Code Gaps and Future Research Needs for Combustion Safety 2012 Expert Meeting Larry Brand Gas Technology Institute April 29-30, 2013 Building America Technical Update Meeting Denver, Colorado installation, inspection and testing 2. Appliance Installation: clearances to combustible materials, combustion air, and testing 3. Appliance venting: allowed materials, vent type selection, sizing, installation, and testing Fundamental Combustion Safety Related Coverage: 2 | Building America Technical Update Meeting April 2013 www.buildingamerica.gov 1. Gas piping: allowed materials, sizing, Code Coverage Three Key Provisions For Combustion Safety in the Codes 1. Combustion air

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421

NEBRASKA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 212 AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING BUILDING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Other objectives are to ~rouse interest in environmental research, with emphasis on local pollution CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION A four-day conference and exposition is being planned for early next fallon environmental pollution and will be sponsored by the Department of the Interior. Secretary Hickel

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

422

Building Energy Modeling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

423

Combining building thermal simulation methods and LCA methods  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Hansen, René Rydhof

424

Research and Application of RCF Technology in Public Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan Patent in progress for Europe, the USA 1.2 Authors Viewpoint ? The radiant heat transfer, Stephen-Boltzmann's Law, the foundation of the RCF ? Existing computing method for the convective air... conditioning no longer appropriate to the RCF ? RCF's thermal figures should be obtained through experimentation ? Thermal radiation replaces thermal convection for more comfortable space cooling , achievable with less cost Research and Application of RCF...

Yan, J.; Pan, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones  

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Climate Zones to Climate Zones to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones 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 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

426

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Better Buildings Neighborhood  

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

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Search Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Search Search Help Better Buildings Neighborhood Program HOME ABOUT BETTER BUILDINGS PARTNERS INNOVATIONS RUN A PROGRAM TOOLS & RESOURCES NEWS EERE » Building Technologies Office » Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program to someone by E-mail Share Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program on Facebook Tweet about Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program on Twitter Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program on Google Bookmark Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program on Delicious

427

SPECIFIC AIMS: The Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research Building has served as a central research building for the University of Utah School of Medicine for nearly 30 years. However, the current facilities no longer meet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Neurobiology & Anatomy. Aim 2 - To design and create a sustainable research environment that is energy the University of Utah's goals for sustainable design and energy efficiency. The second step is to fully remodelSPECIFIC AIMS: The Maxwell M. Wintrobe Research Building has served as a central research building

Marc, Robert E.

428

Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero  

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Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Working with Production Home Builders to Build and Research "Near Zero Energy" Homes & Communities in California Speaker(s): Bruce Baccei Date: March 23, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 For a glimpse of the houses of tomorrow, one need look no further than the work of a few forward-thinking production builders. Combining solar energy technologies with energy-efficient features and energy-saving construction techniques, these builders are constructing production houses that generate nearly as much electricity as they consume on an annual basis.The houses, developed under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America research program, act as miniature power plants. As a result, the estimated total annual energy cost for houses in the Zero-Energy Home (ZEH) program

429

Research utilization in the building industry: decision model and preliminary assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Research Utilization Program was conceived as a far-reaching means for managing the interactions of the private sector and the federal research sector as they deal with energy conservation in buildings. The program emphasizes a private-public partnership in planning a research agenda and in applying the results of ongoing and completed research. The results of this task support the hypothesis that the transfer of R and D results to the buildings industry can be accomplished more efficiently and quickly by a systematic approach to technology transfer. This systematic approach involves targeting decision makers, assessing research and information needs, properly formating information, and then transmitting the information through trusted channels. The purpose of this report is to introduce elements of a market-oriented knowledge base, which would be useful to the Building Systems Division, the Office of Buildings and Community Systems and their associated laboratories in managing a private-public research partnership on a rational systematic basis. This report presents conceptual models and data bases that can be used in formulating a technology transfer strategy and in planning technology transfer programs.

Watts, R.L.; Johnson, D.R.; Smith, S.A.; Westergard, E.J.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Engineering and Software Requirements of the Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (ABCAT)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Texas A&M University Mingsheng Liu, PI, University of Nebraska Frank Painter, Texas A&M University Gang Wang, University of Nebraska Energy Systems Laboratory Texas Engineering Experiment Station The Texas A&M University System...&M is David E. Claridge and the Project Manager is Malcolm Verdict. Prof. David Claridge, Prof. Mingsheng Liu of the University of Nebraska, Frank Painter, a Research Assistant at the ESL and Gang Wang, a Research Assistant at the University of Nebraska...

Claridge, D. E.; Liu, M.; Painter, F.; Wang, G.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Building better microbatteries: from fundamental research to manufacturing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Endangered Species Act requires actions that improve the passage and survival rates for migrating salmonoids and other fish species that sustain injury and mortality when passing through hydroelectric dams. To develop a low-cost revolutionary acoustic transmitter that may be injected instead of surgically implanted into the fish, one major challenge that needs to be addressed is the micro-battery power source. This work focuses on the design and fabrication of micro-batteries for injectable fish tags. High pulse current and required service life have both been achieved as well as doubling the gravimetric energy density of the battery. The newly designed micro-batteries have intrinsically low impedance, leading to significantly improved electrochemical performances at low temperatures as compared with commercial SR416 batteries. Successful field trial by using the micro-battery powered transmitters injected into fish has been demonstrated, providing an exemplary model of transferring fundamental research into practical devices with controlled qualities.

Xiao, Jie; Deng, Zhiqun; Carlson, Thomas J.; Eppard, Matthew B.

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

432

Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies Team: R Ananthakrishnan1 , D E Bernholdt7,9 , S Bharathi8 , D Brown5 , M Chen7 , A L Chervenak8 , L Cinquini5 , R Drach3

Chervenak, Ann

433

Tour Brookhaven Lab's Future Hub for Energy Research: The Interdisciplinary Science Building  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Construction is under way for the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a future world-class facility for energy research at Brookhaven Lab. Meet two scientists who will develop solutions at the ISB to tackle some of the nation's energy challenges, and tour the construction site.

Gerry Stokes; Jim Misewich

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

434

Building America Case Study: Ground Source Heat Pump Research, TaC Studios Residence, Atlanta, Georigia (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As part of the NAHB Research Center Industry Partnership, Southface partnered with TaC Studios, an Atlanta based architecture firm specializing in residential and light commercial design, on the construction of a new test home in Atlanta, GA in the mixed-humid climate. This home serves as a residence and home office for the firm's owners, as well as a demonstration of their design approach to potential and current clients. Southface believes the home demonstrates current best practices for the mixed-humid climate, including a building envelope featuring advanced air sealing details and low density spray foam insulation, glazing that exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements, and a high performance heating and cooling system. Construction quality and execution was a high priority for TaC Studios and was ensured by a third party review process. Post construction testing showed that the project met stated goals for envelope performance, an air infiltration rate of 2.15 ACH50. The homeowner's wished to further validate whole house energy savings through the project's involvement with Building America and this long-term monitoring effort. As a Building America test home, this home was evaluated to detail whole house energy use, end use loads, and the efficiency and operation of the ground source heat pump and associated systems. Given that the home includes many non-typical end use loads including a home office, pool, landscape water feature, and other luxury features not accounted for in Building America modeling tools, these end uses were separately monitored to determine their impact on overall energy consumption.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, 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

437

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...

438

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...

439

Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012  

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Technical Update Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Technical Update Meeting - Summer 2012 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

440

Building Technologies Office: Building America: Bringing Building  

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America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market Building America logo The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program has been a source of innovations in residential building energy performance, durability, quality, affordability, and comfort for more than 15 years. This world-class research program partners with industry (including many of the top U.S. home builders) to bring cutting-edge innovations and resources to market. For example, the Solution Center provides expert building science information for building professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage by delivering high performance homes. At Building America meetings, researchers and industry partners can gather to generate new ideas for improving energy efficiency of homes. And, Building America research teams and DOE national laboratories offer the building industry specialized expertise and new insights from the latest research projects.

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441

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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New TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award  

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

TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award TCIPG Research Program Builds on Past Successes with Nearly $18.8 Million DOE Award November 5, 2009 A new award of nearly $18.8 million over a five-year period from the Department of Energy (DOE) and contributions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will fund the new Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project, an expanded effort of the current project TCIP. The new TCIPG research program will develop and integrate information technologies with properties-such as real-time availability, integrity, authentication, and confidentiality-that are key to a modern, reliable, and efficient electric power grid. Formerly funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the original TCIP project was formed in fall 2005 with support from DOE and DHS. In its first three years, the project developed a range of

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Quantitative Risk reduction estimation Tool For Control Systems, Suggested Approach and Research Needs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

For the past year we have applied a variety of risk assessment technologies to evaluate the risk to critical infrastructure from cyber attacks on control systems. More recently, we identified the need for a stand alone control system risk reduction estimation tool to provide owners and operators of control systems with a more useable, reliable, and credible method for managing the risks from cyber attack. Risk is defined as the probability of a successful attack times the value of the resulting loss, typically measured in lives and dollars. Qualitative and ad hoc techniques for measuring risk do not provide sufficient support for cost benefit analyses associated with cyber security mitigation actions. To address the need for better quantitative risk reduction models we surveyed previous quantitative risk assessment research; evaluated currently available tools; developed new quantitative techniques [17] [18]; implemented a prototype analysis tool to demonstrate how such a tool might be used; used the prototype to test a variety of underlying risk calculational engines (e.g. attack tree, attack graph); and identified technical and research needs. We concluded that significant gaps still exist and difficult research problems remain for quantitatively assessing the risk to control system components and networks, but that a useable quantitative risk reduction estimation tool is not beyond reach.

Miles McQueen; Wayne Boyer; Mark Flynn; Sam Alessi

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses | Department of Energy  

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

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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A Research on the Comprehensive Influential Factors of Energy Conservation in Chinese Public Building  

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Public building is a kind of non-productive ... , educational, cultural and health-care buildings, communication buildings and transportation buildings (What is Public Building [EB/OL] 2005...). With the rapid de...

Dong-xu Yang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of a Building Simulation Tool Using Field Data for Three Identical Configuration Full-Serve Restaurants Using Different HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A new building application for a pre-existing HVAC software tool which calculates the benefits of desiccant-assisted HVAC equipment versus the performance of a standard vapor-compression system is used to model the monitored results, see Yborra...

Brillhart, P. L.; Worek, W. M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Building Science Solutions … Faster and Better  

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

eere.energy.gov eere.energy.gov Webinar questions should be directed to: basc@pnnl.gov 2 | Building America eere.energy.gov Building Science Solutions - Faster and Better Sam Rashkin Michael Baechler Linda Connell Building America Solution Center October 11, 2012 3 | Building America eere.energy.gov Building America Solution Center Overview 4 | Building America eere.energy.gov World Class Research... ... at Your Finger Tips 5 | Building America eere.energy.gov Is: Easy Access to World-Class Research: * Guidance for Applying Targeted Energy Measures * Tool for Users to Prepare Customized Project Content * Source for Proven Performance * Link to Full References Is Not: * Design Tool for Customized Energy Packages What the DOE Building America Solution Center 'Is' & 'Is Not'

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Pancreatic Cancer Center: Providing the Research Tools Necessary to Advance Pancreatic Cancer Patient Care  

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Pancreatic Cancer Center: Providing the Research Tools Necessary to Advance Pancreatic Cancer the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths, and PDAC patients have a dismal 5-year survival rate of 6 number of NCI-designated cancer centers have a specialized pancreatic cancer program. The creation

Zhou, Yaoqi

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SOLID/GAS BIOREACTORS: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH AND EFFICIENT  

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SOLID/GAS BIOREACTORS: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH AND EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY, F-17042 cedex 1. Email : slamare@univ-lr.fr ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS. Solid/gas biocatalysis, is based of each component present in the microenvironment of the catalyst. Solid gas catalysis appears also

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Building Technologies Office: Bookmark Notice  

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

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

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DoE Brownbag Lecture: Meta-Analysis: A Tool for Synthesizing Writing Research and Getting Policy Makers' Attention,  

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DoE Brownbag Lecture: Meta-Analysis: A Tool for Synthesizing Writing Research and Getting Policy-author of the Handbook of Writing Research, Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Writing Better, and Making the Writing

Rose, Michael R.

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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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Prioritization Tool  

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

Program Peer Review Alexis Abramson Chief Scientist alexis.abramson@ee.doe.gov April 2, 2013 Building Technologies Office Prioritization Tool 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Vision: develop an analytical tool that considers building efficiency measures and technologies, and assesses and compares their potential value into the future Uses: * Inform programmatic decision-making * Examine "what if" scenarios * Create targets for FOAs

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Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012  

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Top Innovations 2012 to Top Innovations 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Top Innovations 2012 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 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

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Machine Assistance in Collection Building: New Tools, Research, Issues and Reflections  

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www.jaist.ac.jp/~tajima/ Machine assistance in collectionInternational Conference on Machine Learning (2004), http://International Conference on Machine Learning (Menlo Park

Mitchell, Steve

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Framework for Selecting Leading Performance Tools for Achieving Leed 3.0 Credits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

energy simulation software. They may require resources (tools) to support their decisions and to assess the risk involved in decision making. This research has presented a framework that links building performance assessment tools with the LEED rating...

Pathak, Rutuparna

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Four Years of On-Going Commissioning in CTEC-Varennes Building with a BEMS Assisted CX Tool  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, developed under IEA Annex 40 by the Canadian team has largely contributed in the verification and optimisation of the performance of the building....

Choiniere, D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Path to the Building Integrated Photovoltaics of Tomorrow  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems may represent a powerful and versatile tool for achieving the ever increasing demand for zero energy and zero emission buildings of the near future, offering an aesthetical, economical and technical solution to integrate solar cells producing electricity within the climate envelopes of buildings. This work addresses possible research opportunities and pathways for the \\{BIPVs\\} of tomorrow.

Bjrn Petter Jelle; Christer Breivik

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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

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 Technologies Office: Bookmark Notice  

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

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

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COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Parallel Analysis Tools and New Visualization Techniques for Ultra-Large Climate Data Set  

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ParVis was a project funded under LAB 10-05: Earth System Modeling: Advanced Scientific Visualization of Ultra-Large Climate Data Sets. Argonne was the lead lab with partners at PNNL, SNL, NCAR and UC-Davis. This report covers progress from January 1st, 2013 through Dec 1st, 2014. Two previous reports covered the period from Summer, 2010, through September 2011 and October 2011 through December 2012, respectively. While the project was originally planned to end on April 30, 2013, personnel and priority changes allowed many of the institutions to continue work through FY14 using existing funds. A primary focus of ParVis was introducing parallelism to climate model analysis to greatly reduce the time-to-visualization for ultra-large climate data sets. Work in the first two years was conducted on two tracks with different time horizons: one track to provide immediate help to climate scientists already struggling to apply their analysis to existing large data sets and another focused on building a new data-parallel library and tool for climate analysis and visualization that will give the field a platform for performing analysis and visualization on ultra-large datasets for the foreseeable future. In the final 2 years of the project, we focused mostly on the new data-parallel library and associated tools for climate analysis and visualization.

middleton, Don [Co-PI; Haley, Mary

2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Research on Commercial Patterns of China Existing Building Energy Retrofit Based on Energy Management Contract  

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Existing building energy retrofit is one of the keys of building energy efficiency in China. According to experience in developed countries, implementation of energy management contract (EMC) is crucial to promote existing building energy retrofit...

Han, Z.; Liu, C.; Sun, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs  

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About Residential About Residential Building Programs to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: About Residential Building Programs on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next Warming Up to Pump Heat.

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Building Technologies Office: Webinars  

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Webinars Webinars Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Building Technologies Office: Webinars to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Webinars on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Webinars on AddThis.com... Popular Links Success Stories Previous Next Lighten Energy Loads with System Design. Warming Up to Pump Heat. Cut Refrigerator Energy Use to Save Money. Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program Building Energy Software Tools Directory High Performance Buildings Database

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Tools & Resources | ornl.gov  

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Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Tools & Resources SHARE Tools & Resources The following lists contain links to informational guides, helpful tools, and detailed resources. Energy and Transportation Fuel Economy.gov Freight Analysis Framework Transportation Energy Data Book National Household Transportation Survey Biomass Energy Databook Vehicle Technologies Market Report Intelligent Transportation Systems Tracking ITS Overview Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor FEERC Interactive Tour Building Technologies Research Foundation Handbook Roof Savings Calculator ZEBRAlliance WUFI Insulation Fact Sheet Heat Pump Design Model BCHP Screening Tool Low-Slope Roof Calculator for Commercial Buildings Moisture Control in Low Slope Roofing

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Prioritization Tool  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

BTO has developed the Prioritization Tool to provide analytical support for its programmatic decision-making and to further accelerate the transformation of the U.S. building energy efficiency sector.

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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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Research at the Building Research Establishment into the Applications of Solar Collectors for Space and Water Heating in Buildings [and Discussion  

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...experimental low energy house laboratories, one using conventional solar collectors with interseasonal heat storage and the other a heat pump with an air solar collector. Studies of the cost-effectiveness of solar collector applications to buildings...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research of Economic Sustainability of Different Energy Refurbishment Strategies for an Apartment Block Building  

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Abstract May energy saving derived from the retrofit of a building be able to pay its costs? The paper wants to answer to this simple question, reporting a research started with a simple case study (an Italian social housing quarter, served by a district heating system, which needs as many others in many other countries a reasonable refurbishment). The economic sustainability of different retrofitting strategies has been studied: a method to evaluate the costs of refurbishment interventions has been developed through a detailed design of interventions, identifying construction costs thanks to the contribution of a group of selected contractors which gave us reasonable prices representative of a real services offers and assessing the cost-optimal energy levels leading the building towards the energy labels B and A. Both envelope and systems refurbishment works have been investigated. The adopted method allows to chose among different refurbishment options, evaluating them as elementary cases and whole interventions, considering their efficiency by means of the Cost of Conserved Energy (CCE) method and the pay-back of the investments (ROI) by the cash-flow method, analysing different funding systems and incentives.

Enrico De Angelis; Giorgio Pansa; Ermanno Serra

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishing Benchmarks for DOE Commercial Building R&D and Program Evaluation: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program and the DOE research laboratories conduct a great deal of research on building technologies. However, differences in models and simulation tools used by various research groups make it difficult to compare results among studies. The authors have developed a set of 22 hypothetical benchmark buildings and weighting factors for nine locations across the country, for a total of 198 buildings.

Deru, M.; Griffith, B.; Torcellini, P.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Casebase of Intelligent Buildings for E-learning Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. The knowledge base aims to support currently used e-learning tools such as Blackboard, and to make a knowledge engine to facilitate other relevant research into intelligent buildings. A pilot knowledge base is introduced to demonstrate the usability...

Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D. J.; Ozkan, G.; Hong, J.; Xu, Z.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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