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Title: Urban Renewable Building And Neighborhood Optimization

Abstract

URBANopt is a user interface for creating and running district and city scale building energy simulations. The framework is built around the OpenStudio Urban Measures which are part of the OpenStudio project. Building footprints, building height, building type, and other data can be imported from public records or other sources. Footprints and locations for new buildings and district systems can also be specified. OpenStudio Measures are used to create starting point energy models and to model energy design features and efficiency measures for each building. URBANopt allows a user to pose several scenarios such as “what if 30% of the commercial retail buildings added roof top solar” or “what if all elementary schools converted to ground source heat pumps” and then visualize the impacts at a district or city scale. URBANopt is capable of modeling existing buildings, new construction, and district energy systems. URBANopt can be used to explore options for achieving Zero Energy across a collection of buildings (e.g., Zero Energy Districts).

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
OSTI Identifier:
1364767
Report Number(s):
URBANopt; 005324MLTPL00
SWR 16-33
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005324
Software CPU:
MLTPL
Open Source:
Yes
https://www.nrel.gov/buildings/urbanopt.html
Source Code Available:
Yes
Related Software:
Cesium-Apache License, Version 2.0 d3-d3 license (https://github.com/d3/de/blob/master/LICENSE
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

. Urban Renewable Building And Neighborhood Optimization. Computer software. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1364767. Vers. 00. USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). 7 Sep. 2016. Web.
. (2016, September 7). Urban Renewable Building And Neighborhood Optimization (Version 00) [Computer software]. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1364767.
. Urban Renewable Building And Neighborhood Optimization. Computer software. Version 00. September 7, 2016. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1364767.
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