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  1. Building Energy Modeling Library

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modeling (BEM) Library TDM - Amir Roth Ellen Franconi Rocky Mountain Institute ... Project Overview Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Library * Define and develop a ...

  2. Building Energy Modeling Projects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Emerging Technologies » Building Energy Modeling » Building Energy Modeling Projects Building Energy Modeling Projects View the Building Technologies Office's current portfolio of Building Energy Modeling projects. Core Projects AIA 2030 Commitment Portal Energy Modeling Community Resources EnergyPlus Modelica Buildings Library OpenStudio Radiance Test Procedures For Building Energy Simulation Tools Competitively Awarded Projects BENEFIT: A New Hybrid Approach to Energy Modeling BUILD:

  3. Model Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards (EEBPS) are statewide minimum requirements that all new construction and additions to existing buildings must satisfy. Exceptions include...

  4. Building Energy Simulation & Modeling | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Simulation & Modeling Building Energy Simulation & Modeling Lead Performer: Lawrence ... Development (CBERD) conducts energy efficiency research and development with a focus ...

  5. About Building Energy Modeling | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Building energy modeling (BEM)-physics-based calculation of building energy consumption-is a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency. Established use cases include design of ...

  6. Autotune Building Energy Models

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BTO Goals: supports the BTO overarching goal of reducing building energy use 50% by 2030 BTO strategic programs: Autotune is listed as a "key service" within the BTO Strategic BEM ...

  7. Building Energy Modeling | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Emerging Technologies » Building Energy Modeling Building Energy Modeling About the portfolio Building energy modeling (BEM)-physics-based calculation of building energy consumption-is a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency. Established use cases include design of new buildings and deep retrofits, development of whole-building energy efficiency codes and standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1) and performance-path compliance with those codes (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1 "Appendix G" Performance

  8. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Modeling (BEM) Overview 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov BEM is a Fundamental Energy-Efficiency Technology BEM calculates ...

  9. Property:Buildings/Models | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    It links to pages that use the form Buildings Publication. Pages using the property "BuildingsModels" Showing 2 pages using this property. G General Merchandise 50% Energy...

  10. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview http:energy.goveerebuildingsbuilding-energy-modeling 2 BEM: An Energy-Efficiency ...

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  12. Category:Building Models | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    category "Building Models" The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. G General Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings General...

  13. Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov Building Energy Modeling (BEM) Program Overview http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-energy-modeling/ 2 BEM: An Energy-Efficiency Technology BEM is physics calculation of energy use from description of assets & operations * Multiple uses in the energy-efficiency space "Integrative" design: minimize energy consumption under constraints, e.g., first cost * AIA 2030 Commitment-2013 (1,100 projects) performance over CBECS - Non-modeled: +29%,

  14. Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect

    Macumber, D.

    2012-10-01

    Building energy analysis is often time-intensive, error-prone, and non-reproducible. Entire energy analyses can be scripted end-to-end using the OpenStudio Ruby API. Common tasks within an analysis can be automated using OpenStudio Measures. Graphical user interfaces (GUI's) and component libraries reduce time, decrease errors, and improve repeatability in energy modeling.

  15. BTO Publishes Two Important Building Energy Modeling Documents...

    Energy Saver

    Publishes Two Important Building Energy Modeling Documents BTO Publishes Two Important Building Energy Modeling Documents February 10, 2016 - 3:41pm Addthis Selections from the ...

  16. Property:Buildings/ModelBuildingType | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Religious Worship Service Warehouse and Storage Other Vacant Pages using the property "BuildingsModelBuildingType" Showing 12 pages using this property. G General Merchandise...

  17. BTO Seeks Comments on Draft Building Energy Modeling Roadmap | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Seeks Comments on Draft Building Energy Modeling Roadmap BTO Seeks Comments on Draft Building Energy Modeling Roadmap The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks input from stakeholders on a draft Building Energy Modeling Roadmap. The draft Roadmap provides background and context, then outlines steps that BTO's contractor recommends to help increase the use of BEM tools for the design and operation of energy-efficient buildings. The draft Roadmap is based in

  18. Building Energy Modeling Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Amir Roth, U.S. Department of Energy View the Presentation Building Energy Modeling Overview - 2015 BTO Peer Review (654.06 KB) More Documents & Publications Building Energy Modeling Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) used EnergyPlus to design a new 380,000 square

  19. Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Benne, K.; Goldwasser, D.

    2012-08-01

    Building energy modeling and analysis is currently a time-intensive, error-prone, and nonreproducible process. This paper describes the scripting platform of the OpenStudio tool suite (http://openstudio.nrel.gov) and demonstrates its use in several contexts. Two classes of scripts are described and demonstrated: measures and free-form scripts. Measures are small, single-purpose scripts that conform to a predefined interface. Because measures are fairly simple, they can be written or modified by inexperienced programmers.

  20. Building Energy Modeling Program Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modeling Program Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Program Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Amir Roth, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation ...

  1. Building Energy Modeling Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Amir Roth, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation at the 2016 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building Energy Modeling Subprogram. Through robust feedback, the BTO Program Peer Review enhances existing efforts and improves future designs. 2016 BTO Peer Review Presentation-Building Energy Modeling Subprogram

  2. Methodology for Modeling Building Energy Performance across the Commercial Sector

    SciTech Connect

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

    2008-03-01

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

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Building Energy Modeling Library - 2013 BTO Peer Review Commercial Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review commlbldgs03_franconi_040213.pdf (793.6 KB) More Documents & Publications Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO Peer Review Whole Building Performance-Based Procurement Training Autotune - 2013

  4. BTOs Building Energy Modeling Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BTO's Building Energy Modeling Program Amir Roth, Ph.D. amir.roth@ee.doe.gov BTO Peer Review 2016 2 BTO  ET/CBI  BEM BEM program unique within BTO  BEM is unique Unlike windows & LEDs, BTO is a direct player in BEM sector  we make software * We do this because: i) we can, ii) we always have, iii) transparency & impartiality matter * But we can't act like a company because we're trying to enable & nurture, not compete Our "constitution" * No end-user applications

  5. CBERD: Building Energy Simulation and Modeling | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Simulation and Modeling CBERD: Building Energy Simulation and Modeling Figure 1: Screenshot of the alpha version of CBERD eDOT (early design optimization tool), an online tool that enables multi-parameter optimization. Source: LBNL. Figure 1: Screenshot of the alpha version of CBERD eDOT (early design optimization tool), an online tool that enables multi-parameter optimization. Source: LBNL. Figure 2: CBERD Model Predictive Control: Model identification and closed loop predictive control

  6. Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes

    SciTech Connect

    Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

    2012-09-30

    Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This “true up” procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The “trued” post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the “true up” procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or

  7. Building Energy Codes Program Logic Model

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    provide funding to help measure & improve code compliance The Building Energy Codes Program aims to "lock in" savings from energy codes by participating in code development processes and supporting local and state governments in the adoption and implementation of progressively more advanced building energy codes across the country. External Influences: DOE budget, Construction industry, Real estate market, State/local policies & budget Objectives Activities / Partners Outputs

  8. Building Energy Modeling Subprogram Overview - 2016 BTO Peer...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Energy Modeling Overview - 2014 BTO Peer Review BTO Seeks Comments on Draft ... "Building Energy ...

  9. Form:Buildings Model | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    with that name already exists, you will be sent to a form to edit that page. Create or edit Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleForm:BuildingsModel&oldid270041...

  10. Building Energy Modeling Program Overview — 2016 BTO Peer Review

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This presentation at the 2016 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office’s Building Energy Modeling Program. Through robust feedback, the BTO Program Peer Review enhances existing efforts and improves future designs.

  11. Property:Buildings/ModelType | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Minimum Cost Max Tech PV Takeoff Cost Neutral 30% Energy Savings 50% Energy Savings 70% Energy Savings Other Pages using the property "BuildingsModelType" Showing 12 pages using...

  12. Calibrating Building Energy Models Using Supercomputer Trained Machine Learning Agents

    SciTech Connect

    Sanyal, Jibonananda; New, Joshua Ryan; Edwards, Richard; Parker, Lynne Edwards

    2014-01-01

    Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is an approach to model the energy usage in buildings for design and retrofit purposes. EnergyPlus is the flagship Department of Energy software that performs BEM for different types of buildings. The input to EnergyPlus can often extend in the order of a few thousand parameters which have to be calibrated manually by an expert for realistic energy modeling. This makes it challenging and expensive thereby making building energy modeling unfeasible for smaller projects. In this paper, we describe the Autotune research which employs machine learning algorithms to generate agents for the different kinds of standard reference buildings in the U.S. building stock. The parametric space and the variety of building locations and types make this a challenging computational problem necessitating the use of supercomputers. Millions of EnergyPlus simulations are run on supercomputers which are subsequently used to train machine learning algorithms to generate agents. These agents, once created, can then run in a fraction of the time thereby allowing cost-effective calibration of building models.

  13. Model Car Race, Building Competition Illuminate Solar Energy...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Students in the Solar Model Building Competition use a K'NEX Energy System Kit Model, which contains 1,082 pieces, two motors and two solar panels. With it, they must design and ...

  14. End-use Breakdown: The Building Energy Modeling Blog | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    End-use Breakdown: The Building Energy Modeling Blog End-use Breakdown: The Building Energy Modeling Blog RSS Welcome to the Building Technologies Office's Building Energy Modeling blog. October 5, 2016 Autodesk Insight360 allows architects to explore the energy impacts of different design choices as they design. Insight360 uses EnergyPlus to calculate heating and cooling loads and now provides the option of using EnergyPlus to evaluate annual energy impacts. Credit: Autodesk. Autodesk Upgrades

  15. Building Energy Modeling Overview- 2014 BTO Peer Review

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presenter: Amir Roth, U.S. Department of Energy This presentation at the 2014 Peer Review provided an overview of the Building Technologies Office's Building Energy Modeling activities. Through robust feedback, the BTO Program Peer Review enhances existing efforts and improves future designs.

  16. BTO Publishes Two Important Building Energy Modeling Documents | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Publishes Two Important Building Energy Modeling Documents BTO Publishes Two Important Building Energy Modeling Documents February 10, 2016 - 3:41pm Addthis Selections from the front page of the BEM R&D roadmap draft and the recommended initiatives table. Image credit: Navigant Consulting. Selections from the front page of the BEM R&D roadmap draft and the recommended initiatives table. Image credit: Navigant Consulting. Amir Roth, Ph.D. Amir Roth, Ph.D. Building Energy

  17. NREL's Building Component Library for Use with Energy Models

    DOE Data Explorer

    The Building Component Library (BCL) is the U.S. Department of Energys comprehensive online searchable library of energy modeling building blocks and descriptive metadata. Novice users and seasoned practitioners can use the freely available and uniquely identifiable components to create energy models and cite the sources of input data, which will increase the credibility and reproducibility of their simulations. The BCL contains components which are the building blocks of an energy model. They can represent physical characteristics of the building such as roofs, walls, and windows, or can refer to related operational information such as occupancy and equipment schedules and weather information. Each component is identified through a set of attributes that are specific to its type, as well as other metadata such as provenance information and associated files. The BCL also contains energy conservation measures (ECM), referred to as measures, which describe a change to a building and its associated model. For the BCL, this description attempts to define a measure for reproducible application, either to compare it to a baseline model, to estimate potential energy savings, or to examine the effects of a particular implementation. The BCL currently contains more than 30,000 components and measures. A faceted search mechanism has been implemented on the BCL that allows users to filter through the search results using various facets. Facet categories include component and measure types, data source, and energy modeling software type. All attributes of a component or measure can also be used to filter the results.

  18. BTOs Building Energy Modeling Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... (a la BPD) * DOE has a "firm" account (but no projects) - Data helps us track progress 10 CBI: IBPSA-USA International Building Performance Simulation Association * A ...

  19. Building energy analysis tool

    DOEpatents

    Brackney, Larry; Parker, Andrew; Long, Nicholas; Metzger, Ian; Dean, Jesse; Lisell, Lars

    2016-04-12

    A building energy analysis system includes a building component library configured to store a plurality of building components, a modeling tool configured to access the building component library and create a building model of a building under analysis using building spatial data and using selected building components of the plurality of building components stored in the building component library, a building analysis engine configured to operate the building model and generate a baseline energy model of the building under analysis and further configured to apply one or more energy conservation measures to the baseline energy model in order to generate one or more corresponding optimized energy models, and a recommendation tool configured to assess the one or more optimized energy models against the baseline energy model and generate recommendations for substitute building components or modifications.

  20. NREL's Building Component Library for Use with Energy Models

    DOE Data Explorer

    The Building Component Library (BCL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s comprehensive online searchable library of energy modeling building blocks and descriptive metadata. Novice users and seasoned practitioners can use the freely available and uniquely identifiable components to create energy models and cite the sources of input data, which will increase the credibility and reproducibility of their simulations. The BCL contains components which are the building blocks of an energy model. They can represent physical characteristics of the building such as roofs, walls, and windows, or can refer to related operational information such as occupancy and equipment schedules and weather information. Each component is identified through a set of attributes that are specific to its type, as well as other metadata such as provenance information and associated files. The BCL also contains energy conservation measures (ECM), referred to as measures, which describe a change to a building and its associated model. For the BCL, this description attempts to define a measure for reproducible application, either to compare it to a baseline model, to estimate potential energy savings, or to examine the effects of a particular implementation. The BCL currently contains more than 30,000 components and measures. A faceted search mechanism has been implemented on the BCL that allows users to filter through the search results using various facets. Facet categories include component and measure types, data source, and energy modeling software type. All attributes of a component or measure can also be used to filter the results.

  1. Building Energy Modeling 0017-1505

    Energy Saver

    user confidence" Project II: ASHRAE Standard 140 Mainstays of BTO's program ... * EnergyPlus since 1997 (DOE-2 prior to that) * ASHRAE Standard 140 since 1989 (1 st ...

  2. Webcast of the Renewable Energy Competency Model: An Aid to Build a Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy held a webcast titled "Renewable Energy Competency Model: An Aid to Build a Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce" on Monday, October 22, 2012. The Renewable Energy Competency...

  3. Energy Savings Modeling of Standard Commercial Building Re-tuning Measures: Large Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Fernandez, Nicholas; Katipamula, Srinivas; Wang, Weimin; Huang, Yunzhi; Liu, Guopeng

    2012-06-01

    Today, many large commercial buildings use sophisticated building automation systems (BASs) to manage a wide range of building equipment. While the capabilities of BASs have increased over time, many buildings still do not fully use the BAS's capabilities and are not properly commissioned, operated or maintained, which leads to inefficient operation, increased energy use, and reduced lifetimes of the equipment. This report investigates the energy savings potential of several common HVAC system retuning measures on a typical large office building prototype model, using the Department of Energy's building energy modeling software, EnergyPlus. The baseline prototype model uses roughly as much energy as an average large office building in existing building stock, but does not utilize any re-tuning measures. Individual re-tuning measures simulated against this baseline include automatic schedule adjustments, damper minimum flow adjustments, thermostat adjustments, as well as dynamic resets (set points that change continuously with building and/or outdoor conditions) to static pressure, supply air temperature, condenser water temperature, chilled and hot water temperature, and chilled and hot water differential pressure set points. Six combinations of these individual measures have been formulated - each designed to conform to limitations to implementation of certain individual measures that might exist in typical buildings. All of these measures and combinations were simulated in 16 cities representative of specific U.S. climate zones. The modeling results suggest that the most effective energy savings measures are those that affect the demand-side of the building (air-systems and schedules). Many of the demand-side individual measures were capable of reducing annual HVAC system energy consumption by over 20% in most cities that were modeled. Supply side measures affecting HVAC plant conditions were only modestly successful (less than 5% annual HVAC energy savings for

  4. Whole Building Energy Simulation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  5. Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model | Open Energy Informatio...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool, Commercial Buildings Sector Agent-Based Model Language: English References: Building Efficiency: Development of an Agent-based Model of the US...

  6. Building Component Library: An Online Repository to Facilitate Building Energy Model Creation: Preprint

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    of Energy Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Photo Credit: iStockphoto Photo Credit: iStockphoto Before installing a solar water heating system, you should investigate local building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision covenants, as well as any special regulations pertaining to the site. You will probably need a building permit to install a solar energy system onto an existing building. Not every

  7. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  8. Energy savings modelling of re-tuning energy conservation measures in large office buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Fernandez, Nick; Katipamula, Srinivas; Wang, Weimin; Huang, Yunzhi; Liu, Guopeng

    2014-10-20

    Today, many large commercial buildings use sophisticated building automation systems (BASs) to manage a wide range of building equipment. While the capabilities of BASs have increased over time, many buildings still do not fully use the BAS’s capabilities and are not properly commissioned, operated or maintained, which leads to inefficient operation, increased energy use, and reduced lifetimes of the equipment. This paper investigates the energy savings potential of several common HVAC system re-tuning measures on a typical large office building, using the Department of Energy’s building energy modeling software, EnergyPlus. The baseline prototype model uses roughly as much energy as an average large office building in existing building stock, but does not utilize any re-tuning measures. Individual re-tuning measures simulated against this baseline include automatic schedule adjustments, damper minimum flow adjustments, thermostat adjustments, as well as dynamic resets (set points that change continuously with building and/or outdoor conditions) to static pressure, supply-air temperature, condenser water temperature, chilled and hot water temperature, and chilled and hot water differential pressure set points. Six combinations of these individual measures have been formulated – each designed to conform to limitations to implementation of certain individual measures that might exist in typical buildings. All the individual measures and combinations were simulated in 16 climate locations representative of specific U.S. climate zones. The modeling results suggest that the most effective energy savings measures are those that affect the demand-side of the building (air-systems and schedules). Many of the demand-side individual measures were capable of reducing annual total HVAC system energy consumption by over 20% in most cities that were modeled. Supply side measures affecting HVAC plant conditions were only modestly successful (less than 5% annual HVAC energy

  9. Property:Buildings/ModelName | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type String. Pages using the property "BuildingsModelName" Showing 12 pages using this property. G General Merchandise 2009 TSD...

  10. Property:Buildings/ModelTargetType | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    are: ASHRAE 90.1 2007 ASHRAE 90.1 2004 ASHRAE 189.1 LEED Pages using the property "BuildingsModelTargetType" Showing 12 pages using this property. G General Merchandise...

  11. Property:Buildings/ModelClimateZone | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Climate Zone 7A Climate Zone 7B Climate Zone 8A Climate Zone 8B Pages using the property "BuildingsModelClimateZone" Showing 12 pages using this property. G General Merchandise...

  12. Property:Buildings/ModelYear | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Date. Pages using the property "BuildingsModelYear" Showing 12 pages using this property. G General Merchandise 2009 TSD...

  13. End-use Breakdown: The Building Energy Modeling Blog

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modeling Blog en EnergyPlus Logo Debuts on Revit Toolbar http:energy.goveerebuildingsarticlesenergyplus-logo-debuts-revit-toolbar

  14. Building Energy Modeling Sub-Program Logic Model

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Reduce EUI in all bldgs. 30% by 2030 By 2020, increase use of advanced energy simulations to: -50% of gross sq. ft. in new bldgs. and deep retrofits achieving 20% EUI reduction -2% ...

  15. From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling Challenge;

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Workshop Proceedings (Technical Report) | SciTech Connect From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling Challenge; Workshop Proceedings Citation Details In-Document Search Title: From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling Challenge; Workshop Proceedings This report summarizes the workshop entitled: From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling Challenge. The first workshop was held May 1-2, 2012 on NREL's campus in Golden, Colorado.

  16. Expand the Modeling Capabilities of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Program

    SciTech Connect

    Don Shirey

    2008-02-28

    EnergyPlus{trademark} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOE's Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. Version 1.0 of EnergyPlus was released in April 2001, followed by semiannual updated versions over the ensuing seven-year period. This report summarizes work performed by the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC) to expand the modeling capabilities of EnergyPlus. The project tasks involved implementing, testing, and documenting the following new features or enhancement of existing features: (1) A model for packaged terminal heat pumps; (2) A model for gas engine-driven heat pumps with waste heat recovery; (3) Proper modeling of window screens; (4) Integrating and streamlining EnergyPlus air flow modeling capabilities; (5) Comfort-based controls for cooling and heating systems; and (6) An improved model for microturbine power generation with heat recovery. UCF/FSEC located existing mathematical models or generated new model for these features and incorporated them into EnergyPlus. The existing or new models were (re)written using Fortran 90/95 programming language and were integrated within EnergyPlus in accordance with the EnergyPlus Programming Standard and Module Developer's Guide. Each model/feature was thoroughly tested and identified errors were repaired. Upon completion of each model implementation, the existing EnergyPlus documentation (e.g., Input Output Reference and Engineering Document) was updated with information describing the new or enhanced feature. Reference data sets were generated for several of the features to aid program users in selecting proper model inputs. An

  17. From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    these questions) Is there value to integrating the existing models in building energy management systems with those of the grid? a. If so, what are the particular research...

  18. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  19. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    SciTech Connect

    2013-04-01

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

  20. Building Energy Modeling Sub-Program Logic Model

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Test, validate, characterize & improve BEM engine accuracy. Increase use of BEM & DOE tools via market partnerships. Direct support for BTO apps, e.g., HES, Asset Score & Scout analysis tool. Direct & shared funding to enhance, support & maintain E+, OS & RD Enhance, maintain & support open- source BEM tools EnergyPlus (E+), OpenStudio. (OS) & Radiance (RD) Increased use of BEM (esp. E+ & OS-based tools) by utilities develop & administer programs Increased

  1. Building Energy Consumption Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2005-03-02

    DOE2.1E-121SUNOS is a set of modules for energy analysis in buildings. Modules are included to calculate the heating and cooling loads for each space in a building for each hour of a year (LOADS), to simulate the operation and response of the equipment and systems that control temperature and humidity and distribute heating, cooling and ventilation to the building (SYSTEMS), to model energy conversion equipment that uses fuel or electricity to provide the required heating,more » cooling and electricity (PLANT), and to compute the cost of energy and building operation based on utility rate schedule and economic parameters (ECONOMICS).« less

  2. Office Buildings - Energy Consumption

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Energy Consumption Office buildings consumed more than 17 percent of the total energy used by the commercial buildings sector (Table 4). At least half of total energy, electricity,...

  3. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

  4. Buildings | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    influence a building, including incentives, utilities, weather, climate, and locationground temperature. Municipalities and Renewable Energy Opportunities Building...

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    2014-02-28

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

  6. Supercomputer Assisted Generation of Machine Learning Agents for the Calibration of Building Energy Models

    SciTech Connect

    Sanyal, Jibonananda; New, Joshua Ryan; Edwards, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is an approach to model the energy usage in buildings for design and retrot pur- poses. EnergyPlus is the agship Department of Energy software that performs BEM for dierent types of buildings. The input to EnergyPlus can often extend in the order of a few thousand parameters which have to be calibrated manu- ally by an expert for realistic energy modeling. This makes it challenging and expensive thereby making building en- ergy modeling unfeasible for smaller projects. In this paper, we describe the \\Autotune" research which employs machine learning algorithms to generate agents for the dierent kinds of standard reference buildings in the U.S. building stock. The parametric space and the variety of building locations and types make this a challenging computational problem necessitating the use of supercomputers. Millions of En- ergyPlus simulations are run on supercomputers which are subsequently used to train machine learning algorithms to generate agents. These agents, once created, can then run in a fraction of the time thereby allowing cost-eective cali- bration of building models.

  7. PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

    SciTech Connect

    Wall, L.W.; Rosenfeld, A.H.

    1982-12-01

    Recent accomplishments in buildings energy research by the diverse groups in the Energy Efficient Buildings Program at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) are summarized. We review technological progress in the areas of ventilation and indoor air quality, buildings energy performance, computer modeling, windows, and artificial lighting. The need for actual consumption data to track accurately the improving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressed by the Buildings Energy Data (BED) Group at LBL. We summarize results to date from our Building Energy Use Compilation and Analysis (BECA) studies, which include time trends in the energy consumption of new commercial and new residential buildings, the measured savings being attained by both commercial and residential retrofits, and the cost-effectiveness of buildings energy conservation measures. We also examine recent comparisons of predicted vs. actual energy usage/savings, and present the case for building energy use labels.

  8. Buildings Energy Databook

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    2 BUILDINGS ENERGY DATABOOK U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Buildings Energy Databook The United States Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has developed this Buildings Energy Databook to provide a current and accurate set of comprehensive buildings-related data and to promote the use of such data for consistency throughout DOE programs. The Databook is considered

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Public Act 093-0936 (Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings) was signed into law in August, 2004. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings became...

  10. Building Energy Consumption Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2005-01-24

    DOE2.1E-121 is a set of modules for energy analysis in buildings. Modules are included to calculate the heating and cooling loads for each space in a building for each hour of a year (LOADS), to simulate the operation and response of the equipment and systems that control temperature and humidity and distribute heating, cooling and ventilation to the building (SYSTEMS), to model energy conversion equipment that uses fuel or electricity to provide the required heating,more » cooling and electricity (PLANT), and to compute the cost of energy and building operation based on utility rate schedule and economic parameters (ECONOMICS). DOE2.1E-121 contains modifications to DOE2.1E which allows 1000 zones to be modeled.« less

  11. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  12. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    2014-03-14

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

  13. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2016-07-12

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

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 2006 Iowa enacted H.F. 2361, requiring the State Building Commissioner to adopt energy conservation requirements based on a nationally recognized building energy code. The State Building Code...

  15. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Current and Past EditionsGlossaryPopular TablesQuery Tools Contact Us Search What Is the Buildings Energy Data Book? The Data Book includes statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics. The Building Technologies Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy developed this resource to provide a

  16. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    4.1 Federal Buildings Energy Consumption 4.2 Federal Buildings and Facilities Characteristics 4.3 Federal Buildings and Facilities Expenditures 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download

  17. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In March 2006, SB 459 was enacted to promote renewable energy and update the state's building energy codes.

  18. Development of Residential Prototype Building Models and Analysis System for Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Studies Using EnergyPlus

    SciTech Connect

    Mendon, Vrushali V.; Taylor, Zachary T.

    2014-09-10

    ABSTRACT: Recent advances in residential building energy efficiency and codes have resulted in increased interest in detailed residential building energy models using the latest energy simulation software. One of the challenges of developing residential building models to characterize new residential building stock is to allow for flexibility to address variability in house features like geometry, configuration, HVAC systems etc. Researchers solved this problem in a novel way by creating a simulation structure capable of creating fully-functional EnergyPlus batch runs using a completely scalable residential EnergyPlus template system. This system was used to create a set of thirty-two residential prototype building models covering single- and multifamily buildings, four common foundation types and four common heating system types found in the United States (US). A weighting scheme with detailed state-wise and national weighting factors was designed to supplement the residential prototype models. The complete set is designed to represent a majority of new residential construction stock. The entire structure consists of a system of utility programs developed around the core EnergyPlus simulation engine to automate the creation and management of large-scale simulation studies with minimal human effort. The simulation structure and the residential prototype building models have been used for numerous large-scale studies, one of which is briefly discussed in this paper.

  19. U.S. Department of Energy Commercial Reference Building Models...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ... full load equivalent consumption over 8 hours per day ... of energy efficiency and energy production technologies. ... results that cause great uncertainty in ...

  20. Property:Buildings/ModelXmlFile | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings + http:apps1.eere.energy.govbuildingsenergyplusmodelsChicago2009TSDGeneralMerchHPL50percent.xml +...

  1. Property:Buildings/ModelIdfFile | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Merchandise 2009 TSD Chicago High Plug Load 50% Energy Savings + http:apps1.eere.energy.govbuildingsenergyplusmodelsChicago2009TSDGeneralMerchHPL50percent.idf +...

  2. Buildings | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    work, live, learn, govern, heal, worship, and play in buildings-and they require enormous energy resources. Related Links Buildings Gateway Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

  3. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Connecticut Office of the State Building Inspector establishes and enforces building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy code requirements by reviewing, developing, adopting and...

  4. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  5. Energy Savings Modeling and Inspection Guidelines for Commercial Building Federal Tax Deductions for Buildings in 2016 and Later

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This document provides guidance for modeling and inspecting energy-efficient property in commercial buildings for certification of the energy and power cost savings related to Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) enacted in Section 1331 of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, noted in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notices 2006-52 (IRS 2006), 2008-40 (IRS 2008) and 2012-26 (IRS 2012), and updated by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.

  6. Emerging Energy-Efficient Technologies in Buildings Technology Characterizations for Energy Modeling

    SciTech Connect

    Hadley, SW

    2004-10-11

    The energy use in America's commercial and residential building sectors is large and growing. Over 38 quadrillion Btus (Quads) of primary energy were consumed in 2002, representing 39% of total U.S. energy consumption. While the energy use in buildings is expected to grow to 52 Quads by 2025, a large number of energy-related technologies exist that could curtail this increase. In recent years, improvements in such items as high efficiency refrigerators, compact fluorescent lights, high-SEER air conditioners, and improved building shells have all contributed to reducing energy use. Hundreds of other technology improvements have and will continue to improve the energy use in buildings. While many technologies are well understood and are gradually penetrating the market, more advanced technologies will be introduced in the future. The pace and extent of these advances can be improved through state and federal R&D. This report focuses on the long-term potential for energy-efficiency improvement in buildings. Five promising technologies have been selected for description to give an idea of the wide range of possibilities. They address the major areas of energy use in buildings: space conditioning (33% of building use), water heating (9%), and lighting (16%). Besides describing energy-using technologies (solid-state lighting and geothermal heat pumps), the report also discusses energy-saving building shell improvements (smart roofs) and the integration of multiple energy service technologies (CHP packaged systems and triple function heat pumps) to create synergistic savings. Finally, information technologies that can improve the efficiency of building operations are discussed. The report demonstrates that the United States is not running out of technologies to improve energy efficiency and economic and environmental performance, and will not run out in the future. The five technology areas alone can potentially result in total primary energy savings of between 2 and 4

  7. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    1.1 Buildings Sector Energy Consumption 1.2 Building Sector Expenditures 1.3 Value of Construction and Research 1.4 Environmental Data 1.5 Generic Fuel Quad and Comparison 1.6 Embodied Energy of Building Assemblies 2The Residential Sector 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy

  8. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    The Energy Index for Commercial Buildings Welcome to the Energy Index for Commercial Buildings. Data for this tool comes from the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Select categories from the CBECS micro data allow users to search on common building characteristics that impact energy use. Users may select multiple criteria, however if the resulting sample size is too small, the data will be unreliable. If nothing is selected

  9. Model-based chiller energy tracking for performance assurance at a university building

    SciTech Connect

    Piette, M.A.; Carter, G.; Meyers, S.; Sezgen, O.; Selkowoitz, S.

    1997-09-01

    Buildings and their various subsystems often do not perform as well as intended at the design stage. Building energy performance suffers from insufficient documentation of design intent, inadequate building commissioning, and a lack of robust methods for short term and continuous performance tracking. This paper discusses how calibrated models can be used to track building systems and component performance from design, through commissioning, and into operations. Models of the chillers energy use and efficiency were developed and used to evaluate energy performance and control changes to minimize energy use. The example discussed is based on an actual university building. A detailed discussion of the extrapolation and associated uncertainty of using six months of data to develop annual energy use scenarios from various chiller models is included. An important lesson concerning the design is that there was significant oversizing of the chillers resulting in poor part load performance and over $3,000 year of annual energy cost increases. The oversizing is related to extremely high estimates of office equipment loads. The oversizing also causes frequent cycling of chillers, which shortens chiller life. Due to the lack of careful start-up procedures, it appears construction debris fouled one of the new chillers, resulting in about $5,200 year in energy increases. Additional comments on design and commissioning issues are included. The monitoring, modeling, and software development efforts were developed to demonstrate the value of collecting and organizing information regarding design, commissioning, and ongoing performance. This case study is part of a larger effort to examine methods and technologies to improve buildings performance and develop interoperable Building Life-Cycle Information Systems (BLISS).

  10. Building Energy Codes Compliance | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Compliance Building Energy Codes Compliance Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $2,356,569 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model codes for residential and commercial buildings. PNNL provides technical assistance to states and localities

  11. Commercial Reference Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Reference Buildings Commercial Reference Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in conjunction with three of its national laboratories, developed commercial reference buildings, formerly known as commercial building benchmark models. These reference buildings play a critical role in the program's energy modeling software research by providing complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus simulation software. There are 16 building types that represent

  12. Energy 101: Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

    Education - Teach & Learn

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

  13. Comparison of Demand Response Performance with an EnergyPlus Model in a Low Energy Campus Building

    SciTech Connect

    Dudley, Junqiao Han; Black, Doug; Apte, Mike; Piette, Mary Ann; Berkeley, Pam

    2010-05-14

    We have studied a low energy building on a campus of the University of California. It has efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, consisting of a dual-fan/dual-duct variable air volume (VAV) system. As a major building on the campus, it was included in two demand response (DR) events in the summers of 2008 and 2009. With chilled water supplied by thermal energy storage in the central plant, cooling fans played a critical role during DR events. In this paper, an EnergyPlus model of the building was developed and calibrated. We compared both whole-building and HVAC fan energy consumption with model predictions to understand why demand savings in 2009 were much lower than in 2008. We also used model simulations of the study building to assess pre-cooling, a strategy that has been shown to improve demand saving and thermal comfort in many types of building. This study indicates a properly calibrated EnergyPlus model can reasonably predict demand savings from DR events and can be useful for designing or optimizing DR strategies.

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  15. 2015 Building Energy Summit

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2015 Building Energy Summit brings together leaders from both the public and private sector to debate and discuss energy efficient technologies and solutions, energy policy, funding and incentives, alternative sources of energy, and more.

  16. Building Energy Codes Rulemaking | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Rulemaking Building Energy Codes Rulemaking Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $429,082 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model codes. DOE is directed by statute to review updated editions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

  17. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Explore Survey Data from the Energy Information Administration Follow the links below to two easy-to-use query tools, developed exclusively for this website. With these tools you can explore results from the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). Commercial Buildings Energy Index Use this custom query tool to analyze micro data from CBECS 2003. Residential Buildings Energy Index Use this custom Microsoft Excel pivot table to

  18. Calculating impacts of energy standards on energy demand in U.S. buildings with uncertainty in an integrated assessment model

    SciTech Connect

    Scott, Michael J.; Daly, Don S.; Hathaway, John E.; Lansing, Carina S.; Liu, Ying; McJeon, Haewon C.; Moss, Richard H.; Patel, Pralit L.; Peterson, Marty J.; Rice, Jennie S.; Zhou, Yuyu

    2015-10-01

    In this paper, an integrated assessment model (IAM) uses a newly-developed Monte Carlo analysis capability to analyze the impacts of more aggressive U.S. residential and commercial building-energy codes and equipment standards on energy consumption and energy service costs at the state level, explicitly recognizing uncertainty in technology effectiveness and cost, socioeconomics, presence or absence of carbon prices, and climate impacts on energy demand. The paper finds that aggressive building-energy codes and equipment standards are an effective, cost-saving way to reduce energy consumption in buildings and greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. states. This conclusion is robust to significant uncertainties in population, economic activity, climate, carbon prices, and technology performance and costs.

  19. From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling Challenge; Workshop Proceedings

    SciTech Connect

    Kroposki, B.; Komomua, C.; O'Malley, M.

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes the workshop entitled: From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling Challenge. The first workshop was held May 1-2, 2012 on NREL's campus in Golden, Colorado. The second was held June 6-7, 2012 at the University College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland.

  20. Energy Simulator Residential Buildings

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    1992-02-24

    SERI-RES performs thermal energy analysis of residential or small commercial buildings and has the capability of modeling passive solar equipment such as rock beds, trombe walls, and phase change material. The analysis is accomplished by simulation. A thermal model of the building is created by the user and translated into mathematical form by the program. The mathematical equations are solved repeatedly at time intervals of one hour or less for the period of simulation. Themore » mathematical representation of the building is a thermal network with nonlinear, temperature-dependent controls. A combination of forward finite differences, Jacobian iteration, and constrained optimization techniques is used to obtain a solution. An auxiliary interactive editing program, EDITOR, is included for creating building descriptions. EDITOR checks the validity of the input data and also provides facilities for storing and referencing several types of building description files. Some of the data files used by SERI-RES need to be implemented as direct-access files. Programs are included to convert sequential files to direct-access files and vice versa.« less

  1. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  2. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Missouri does not have a statewide building or energy code for private residential and commercial buildings, and there currently is no state regulatory agency authorized to promulgate, adopt, or...

  3. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards has authority to promulgate the Massachusetts State Building Code (MSBC). The energy provisions in the MSBC were developed by the Boa...

  4. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  5. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  6. Guam- Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  7. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy...

  8. Evaluation of “Autotune” calibration against manual calibration of building energy models

    DOE PAGES [OSTI]

    Chaudhary, Gaurav; New, Joshua; Sanyal, Jibonananda; Im, Piljae; O’Neill, Zheng; Garg, Vishal

    2016-08-26

    Our paper demonstrates the application of Autotune, a methodology aimed at automatically producing calibrated building energy models using measured data, in two case studies. In the first case, a building model is de-tuned by deliberately injecting faults into more than 60 parameters. This model was then calibrated using Autotune and its accuracy with respect to the original model was evaluated in terms of the industry-standard normalized mean bias error and coefficient of variation of root mean squared error metrics set forth in ASHRAE Guideline 14. In addition to whole-building energy consumption, outputs including lighting, plug load profiles, HVAC energy consumption,more » zone temperatures, and other variables were analyzed. In the second case, Autotune calibration is compared directly to experts’ manual calibration of an emulated-occupancy, full-size residential building with comparable calibration results in much less time. Lastly, our paper concludes with a discussion of the key strengths and weaknesses of auto-calibration approaches.« less

  9. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    8.1 Buildings Sector Water Consumption 8.2 Residential Sector Water Consumption 8.3 Commercial Sector Water Consumption 8.4 WaterSense 8.5 Federal Government Water Usage 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter includes data on water use in commercial and residential buildings and the energy

  10. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Science and industry work together to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of both new and existing buildings while also stimulating private investment and quality job creation.

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Kansas adopted the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as "the applicable state standard" for commercial and industrial buildings. Enforcement is provided by local jurisdictions; t...

  12. Building Energy Codes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    David Cohan Program Manager Building Energy Codes April 22, 2014 Presentation Outline * Mission * Goals * Program Organization * StrategiesRoles * Near-Term Focus * Measuring ...

  13. Towards a Very Low Energy Building Stock: Modeling the U.S. Commercial Building Sector to Support Policy and Innovation Planning

    SciTech Connect

    Coffey, Brian; Borgeson, Sam; Selkowitz, Stephen; Apte, Josh; Mathew, Paul; Haves, Philip

    2009-07-01

    This paper describes the origin, structure and continuing development of a model of time varying energy consumption in the US commercial building stock. The model is based on a flexible structure that disaggregates the stock into various categories (e.g. by building type, climate, vintage and life-cycle stage) and assigns attributes to each of these (e.g. floor area and energy use intensity by fuel type and end use), based on historical data and user-defined scenarios for future projections. In addition to supporting the interactive exploration of building stock dynamics, the model has been used to study the likely outcomes of specific policy and innovation scenarios targeting very low future energy consumption in the building stock. Model use has highlighted the scale of the challenge of meeting targets stated by various government and professional bodies, and the importance of considering both new construction and existing buildings.

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    NOTE: On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council adopted major updates to the State Uniform Code and the State Energy Code. The State Energy Code has been updated to 2015...

  15. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    A mandatory energy code is not enforced at the state level. If a local energy code is adopted, it is enforced at the local level. Builders or sellers of new residential buildings (single-family or...

  16. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In September 2011 the Nebraska Building Energy Code was updated to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) standards. As with the previous 2003 IECC standards, which had been in...

  17. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Colorado is a home rule state, so no statewide energy code exists, although state government buildings do have specific requirements. Voluntary adoption of energy codes is encouraged and efforts...

  18. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    9Market Transformation 9.1 ENERGY STAR 9.2 LEED 9.3 Certification Programs 9.4 High Performance Buildings Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the tables This chapter contains data on two market transformation programs that reach across the United States and to other countries: the ENERGY STAR program, jointly administered by the U.S.

  19. Computer Modeling VRF Heat Pumps in Commercial Buildings using EnergyPlus

    SciTech Connect

    Raustad, Richard

    2013-06-01

    Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pumps are increasingly used in commercial buildings in the United States. Monitored energy use of field installations have shown, in some cases, savings exceeding 30% compared to conventional heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. A simulation study was conducted to identify the installation or operational characteristics that lead to energy savings for VRF systems. The study used the Department of Energy EnergyPlus? building simulation software and four reference building models. Computer simulations were performed in eight U.S. climate zones. The baseline reference HVAC system incorporated packaged single-zone direct-expansion cooling with gas heating (PSZ-AC) or variable-air-volume systems (VAV with reheat). An alternate baseline HVAC system using a heat pump (PSZ-HP) was included for some buildings to directly compare gas and electric heating results. These baseline systems were compared to a VRF heat pump model to identify differences in energy use. VRF systems combine multiple indoor units with one or more outdoor unit(s). These systems move refrigerant between the outdoor and indoor units which eliminates the need for duct work in most cases. Since many applications install duct work in unconditioned spaces, this leads to installation differences between VRF systems and conventional HVAC systems. To characterize installation differences, a duct heat gain model was included to identify the energy impacts of installing ducts in unconditioned spaces. The configuration of variable refrigerant flow heat pumps will ultimately eliminate or significantly reduce energy use due to duct heat transfer. Fan energy is also studied to identify savings associated with non-ducted VRF terminal units. VRF systems incorporate a variable-speed compressor which may lead to operational differences compared to single-speed compression systems. To characterize operational differences, the computer model performance curves used

  20. Data-Driven Benchmarking of Building Energy Efficiency Utilizing Statistical Frontier Models

    SciTech Connect

    Kavousian, A; Rajagopal, R

    2014-01-01

    Frontier methods quantify the energy efficiency of buildings by forming an efficient frontier (best-practice technology) and by comparing all buildings against that frontier. Because energy consumption fluctuates over time, the efficiency scores are stochastic random variables. Existing applications of frontier methods in energy efficiency either treat efficiency scores as deterministic values or estimate their uncertainty by resampling from one set of measurements. Availability of smart meter data (repeated measurements of energy consumption of buildings) enables using actual data to estimate the uncertainty in efficiency scores. Additionally, existing applications assume a linear form for an efficient frontier; i.e.,they assume that the best-practice technology scales up and down proportionally with building characteristics. However, previous research shows that buildings are nonlinear systems. This paper proposes a statistical method called stochastic energy efficiency frontier (SEEF) to estimate a bias-corrected efficiency score and its confidence intervals from measured data. The paper proposes an algorithm to specify the functional form of the frontier, identify the probability distribution of the efficiency score of each building using measured data, and rank buildings based on their energy efficiency. To illustrate the power of SEEF, this paper presents the results from applying SEEF on a smart meter data set of 307 residential buildings in the United States. SEEF efficiency scores are used to rank individual buildings based on energy efficiency, to compare subpopulations of buildings, and to identify irregular behavior of buildings across different time-of-use periods. SEEF is an improvement to the energy-intensity method (comparing kWh/sq.ft.): whereas SEEF identifies efficient buildings across the entire spectrum of building sizes, the energy-intensity method showed bias toward smaller buildings. The results of this research are expected to assist

  1. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey - Office Buildings

    Reports and Publications

    2010-01-01

    Provides an in-depth look at this building type as reported in the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. Office buildings are the most common type of commercial building and they consumed more than 17% of all energy in the commercial buildings sector in 2003. This special report provides characteristics and energy consumption data by type of office building (e.g. administrative office, government office, medical office) and information on some of the types of equipment found in office buildings: heating and cooling equipment, computers, servers, printers, and photocopiers.

  2. SUNREL Energy Simulation Software | Buildings | NREL

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Buildings Toggle navigation Menu Research Research Commercial Buildings Residential Buildings Staff Publications Facilities Work With Us SUNREL Energy Simulation Software 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

  3. Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » Building Energy Asset Score Building Energy Asset Score Building Energy Asset Score The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) is a national standardized tool for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities to invest in energy

  4. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    7.1 National Legislation 7.2 Federal Tax Incentives 7.3 Efficiency Standards for Residential HVAC 7.4 Efficiency Standards for Commercial HVAC 7.5 Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances 7.6 Efficiency Standards for Lighting 7.7 Water Use Standards 7.8 State Building Energy Codes 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire

  5. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Most Popular Tables PDFXLS 1.1.1 U.S. Residential and Commercial Buildings Total Primary Energy Consumption PDFXLS 3.1.4 2010 Commercial Energy End-Use Splits, by Fuel Type PDFXLS 1.1.3 Buildings Share of U.S. Primary Energy Consumption PDFXLS 3.1.1 Commercial Primary Energy Consumption, by Year and Fuel Type PDFXLS 2.1.1 Residential Primary Energy Consumption, by Year and Fuel Type PDFXLS 3.1.5 2015 Commercial Energy End-Use Splits, by Fuel Type PDFXLS 3.2.1 Total Commercial Floorspace and

  6. Building Energy Asset Score: Building Owners | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Owners Building Energy Asset Score: Building Owners The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use. View information

  7. Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  8. Building Energy Standards

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The 2015 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) took effect on March 1, 2015. The code is based on the 2015 IECC, with amendments to incorporate ASHRAE 90.1-2013. The new guidelines ...

  9. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The State Building Code Council revised the Washington State Energy Code (WESC) in February 2013, effective July 1, 2013. The WESC is a state-developed code based upon ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and the...

  10. Building Energy Asset Score

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) – Richland, WAProject Term: Ongoing ProgramFunding Type: Direct Lab FundingProgram Webpage: Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Homepage

  11. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In November of 2015, the Commission adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) with amendments. The Commission did not adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as part...

  12. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Changes to the energy code are submitted to the Uniform Building Code Commission. The proposed change is reviewed by the Commission at a monthly meeting to decide if it warrants further considera...

  13. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    New Hampshire adopted a mandatory statewide building code in 2002 based on the 2000 IECC. S.B. 81 was enacted in July 2007, and it upgraded the New Hampshire Energy Code to the 2006 IECC. In Dece...

  14. Energy End-Use Intensities in Commercial Buildings1995 -- Tables

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    model using survey data from the 1995 commercial buildings energy consumption survey and building energy simulations provided by the Facility Energy Decision Screening system....

  15. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5.1 Building Materials/Insulation 5.2 Windows 5.3 Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation Equipment 5.4 Water Heaters 5.5 Thermal Distribution Systems 5.6 Lighting 5.7 Appliances 5.8 Active Solar Systems 5.9 On-Site Power 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to the

  16. Role of Modeling When Designing for Absolute Energy Use Intensity Requirements in a Design-Build Framework: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Hirsch, A.; Pless, S.; Guglielmetti, R.; Torcellini, P. A.; Okada, D.; Antia, P.

    2011-03-01

    The Research Support Facility was designed to use half the energy of an equivalent minimally code-compliant building, and to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes on an annual basis. These energy goals and their substantiation through simulation were explicitly included in the project's fixed firm price design-build contract. The energy model had to be continuously updated during the design process and to match the final building as-built to the greatest degree possible. Computer modeling played a key role throughout the design process and in verifying that the contractual energy goals would be met within the specified budget. The main tool was a whole building energy simulation program. Other models were used to provide more detail or to complement the whole building simulation tool. Results from these specialized models were fed back into the main whole building simulation tool to provide the most accurate possible inputs for annual simulations. This paper will detail the models used in the design process and how they informed important program and design decisions on the path from preliminary design to the completed building.

  17. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    6.1 Electric Utility Energy Consumption 6.2 Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 6.3 Natural Gas Production and Distribution 6.4 Electric and Generic Quad Carbon Emissions 6.5 Public Benefit Funds/System Benefit Funds 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Building Descriptions Other Data Books Biomass Energy Transportation Energy Power Technologies Hydrogen Download the Entire Book Skip down to

  18. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This webinar introduced the Building America team Partnership for Advanced ...

  19. Better Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Better Buildings Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market - two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation - swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other's

  20. Zero Energy Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Zero Energy Buildings Zero Energy Buildings Zero Energy Buildings Zero energy buildings combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as can be produced onsite through renewable resources over a specified time period. Achieving zero energy is an ambitious yet increasingly achievable goal that is gaining momentum across geographic regions and markets. Private commercial property owners have a growing interest in developing zero

  1. Building Energy Codes Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Introduction: Model Energy Codes ANSIASHRAEIES Standard 90.1 * Current Version: ... and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) International Energy Conservation Code ...

  2. Building Energy Code | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Energy Code Jump to: navigation, search Building energy codes adopted by states (and some local governments) require commercial andor residential construction to adhere...

  3. Building Energy Codes | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Energy Codes Jump to: navigation, search Building energy codes adopted by states (and some local governments) require commercial andor residential construction to adhere...

  4. Building Energy Use Benchmarking | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Building Energy Use Benchmarking Building Energy Use Benchmarking Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process, facility, or organization ...

  5. Midwest Building Energy Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Midwest Building Energy Program Midwest Building Energy Program Building Codes Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review bldgcodes02_paradis_040213.pdf (652.9 KB) More Documents & Publications Stretch/Reach Codes Appliance Standards and Building Codes Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Best Practices

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

    SciTech Connect

    Brackney, L.

    2013-04-01

    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.

  7. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology Descriptions Residential Space Heating Residential Space Cooling Residential Water Heating Commercial Space Cooling Commercial Space Heating Commercial Refrigeration Lighting Building Descriptions Commercial Residential Acronyms and Initialisms A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S U V AAMA - American Architectural Manufacturers Association ACEEE - American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy AEO - EIA's Annual Energy Outlook AFEAS - Alternative

  8. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5.5 : Thermal Distribution Systems 5.5.1 Market Share of Major HVAC Equipment Manufacturers ($2009 Million) Total Market Size Air-Handling Units 1032 Cooling Towers 533 Pumps 333 Central System Terminal Boxes 192 Classroom Unit Ventilator 160 Fan Coil Units 123 DOWNLOAD TABLE AS PDF XLS Related Tables: PDFXLS 5.5.6 1999 Energy Efficient Motors, Replacements and Sales, by Horsepower Class Sources: BTS/A.D. Little, Energy Consumption Characteristics of Commercial Building HVAC Systems, Volume II:

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

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Characteristics Data from the 1995 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey ... for major building characteristics. Energy Consumption and Expenditures Tables, ...

  10. Building Solutions | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Solutions Jump to: navigation, search Name: Building Solutions Place: California Sector: Efficiency Product: California-based energy efficiency contractor and consultancy....

  11. Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science & Innovation Energy Efficiency Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings At an estimated cost of 38 ... questions -- from how to lower your cooling costs to ways ...

  12. Building Energy Codes: State and Local Code Implementation Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Mark Lessans Fellow Building Energy Codes: State and Local Code Implementation Overview ... building code regarding energy efficiency to the revised model code and submit a ...

  13. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    3.1 Commercial Sector Energy Consumption 3.2 Commercial Sector Characteristics 3.3 Commercial Sector Expenditures 3.4 Commercial Environmental Emissions 3.5 Commercial Builders and Construction 3.6 Office Building Markets and Companies 3.7 Retail Markets and Companies 3.8 Hospitals and Medical Facilities 3.9 Educational Facilities 3.10 Hotels/Motels 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and

  14. Residential Building Energy Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    1990-09-01

    PEAR (Program for Energy Analysis of Residences) provides an easy-to-use and accurate method of estimating the energy and cost savings associated with various energy conservation measures in site-built single-family homes. Measures such as ceiling, wall, and floor insulation; different window type and glazing layers; infiltration levels; and equipment efficiency can be considered. PEAR also allows the user to consider the effects of roof and wall color, movable night insulation on the windows, reflective and heatmore » absorbing glass, an attached sunspace, and use of a night temperature setback. Regression techniques permit adjustments for different building geometries, window areas and orientations, wall construction, and extension of the data to 880 U.S. locations determined by climate parameters. Based on annual energy savings, user-specified costs of conservation measures, fuel, lifetime of measure, loan period, and fuel escalation and interest rates, PEAR calculates two economic indicators; the Simple Payback Period (SPP) and the Savings-to-Investment Ratio (SIR). Energy and cost savings of different sets of conservation measures can be compared in a single run. The program can be used both as a research tool by energy policy analysts and as a method for nontechnical energy calculation by architects, home builders, home owners, and others in the building industry.« less

  15. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 1993 State Legislature updated the state energy code to the 1989 Model Energy Code (MEC) and established a procedure to update the standard. Then in 1995, following consultation with an...

  16. Building Energy Codes Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    The Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports greater adoption of residential and commercial building energy codes through collaborative efforts with local governments and ...

  17. Building Energy Code | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program Type Building Energy Code Summary Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program ...

  18. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Contact Us Users of the Buildings Energy Data Book are encouraged to comment on errors, omissions, emphases, and organization of this report to one of the persons listed below. Requests for additional complementary copies of this report, additional data, or information on an existing table should be referred to Jordan Kelso of D&R International, using the feedback form on this page. First Name: Last Name: Organization: Email Address: Message: Submit Editor: Jordan D. Kelso D&R

  19. Building America Case Study: Community-Scale Energy Modeling (Fact Sheet), Whole-House Solutions for Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office (EERE)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Community-Scale Energy Modeling Southeastern United States PROJECT INFORMATION Construction: Existing home Type: Single-family Builder: Not available Size: 1,100 ft 2 to 1,400 ft 2 Number of Homes: 1,166 Price Range: Not available Date completed: 1970s, 2000s Climate Zone: 3A, Hot-humid PERFORMANCE DATA Annual Energy Consumption: Average: 15,459 kWh Median: 15,252 kWh Standard Deviation: 4,163 kWh 2.5th Percentile: 7,469 kWh 97.5th Percentile: 24,001 kWh Community-scale energy modeling and

  20. Simulation Speed Analysis and Improvements of Modelica Models for Building Energy Simulation

    SciTech Connect

    Jorissen, Filip; Wetter, Michael; Helsen, Lieve

    2015-09-21

    This paper presents an approach for speeding up Modelica models. Insight is provided into how Modelica models are solved and what determines the tool’s computational speed. Aspects such as algebraic loops, code efficiency and integrator choice are discussed. This is illustrated using simple building simulation examples and Dymola. The generality of the work is in some cases verified using OpenModelica. Using this approach, a medium sized office building including building envelope, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and control strategy can be simulated at a speed five hundred times faster than real time.

  1. Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "A Side of Savings: Energy Efficiency in the Restaurant Franchise Model Case Study."

  2. Building Energy Codes Adoption Support | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Adoption Support Building Energy Codes Adoption Support Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $458,860 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model energy codes for residential and commercial buildings. In support of this mission, PNNL conducts

  3. Commercial Buildings Partnerships | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings Partnerships Commercial Buildings Partnerships The Commercial Buildings Integration program engages market leaders to accelerate adoption of energy saving technologies and practices by the commercial buildings market and support development of new, integrated program models for building retrofit. CBI relies on these partners to test and refine resources, conduct real-world demonstrations, and facilitate the deployment of solutions to the market through peer sharing and

  4. Buildings Energy Data Book | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Energy Data Book AgencyCompany Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Market analysis, Pathways analysis, Technology...

  5. Building Energy Efficiency Technologies - Energy Innovation Portal

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Advanced Materials Biomass and Biofuels Building Energy Efficiency Marketing Summaries (84) Success Stories (3) Electricity Transmission Energy Analysis Energy Storage Geothermal ...

  6. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Rhode Island Building Code Standards Committee adopts, promulgates and administers the state building code. Compliance is determined through the building permit and inspection process by local...

  7. Energy Standards for State Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The State is still required by statute to adopt planning and construction standards for state buildings that conserve energy and optimize the energy performance of new buildings. The standards mu...

  8. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program From 2010 to 2013, the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program helped more than 40 competitively selected state and local governments develop sustainable programs to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. These leading communities used innovation and investment in energy efficiency to expand the building improvement industry, test program delivery business models, create jobs, and save consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. From 2010 to

  9. Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation

    SciTech Connect

    and Ben Polly, Joseph Robertson; Polly, Ben; Collis, Jon

    2013-09-01

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

  10. Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation

    SciTech Connect

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

    2013-09-01

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

  11. NEEP Building Energy Codes Project

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    * Markets value and prioritize energy efficiency - Rating and Disclosure ( VT, Cambridge, MA) * Robust & qualified building energy code work force: DE, RI, MA, MD, NY * ...

  12. Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software BEopt 2.4 Now Available! With the release of BEopt Version 2.4 Beta, users can now perform modeling analysis on multifamily buildings! Other new options for input include: heat pump clothes dryers; electric/gas clothes dryers; condensing tank water heaters; door construction and area; window areas defined by façade-specific WWRs; and 2013 ASHRAE 62.2

  13. Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science & Innovation » Energy Efficiency » Commercial Buildings Commercial Buildings At an estimated cost of $38 billion a year, lighting represents the largest source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings. A new breakthrough by the Energy Department's <a href="/node/712411">National Renewable Energy Lab</a> could help commercial buildings save on lighting and ventilation costs by improving the accuracy of motion detection. At an estimated cost of

  14. Building Energy Codes Development Participation | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Development Participation Building Energy Codes Development Participation Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA FY16 DOE Funding: $1,141,544 Project Term: Current - December 31, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE The DOE Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) supports energy efficiency in buildings through the development and implementation of national model codes for residential and commercial buildings. The Pacific Northwest National

  15. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Mississippi's existing state code is based on the 1977 Model Code for Energy Conservation (MCEC). The existing law does not mandate enforcement by localities, and any revised code will probably...

  16. NREL: Technology Deployment - Building Energy Systems

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    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

  17. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The California Building Standards Commission (BSC) is responsible for administering California's building standards adoption, publication, and implementation. Since 1989, the BSC has published tr...

  18. Building Energy Assessment Toolkit | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Opportunities 3b.1. Assess technical potential for sector technologies Renewable Energy Technical Potential Toolkit Building Energy Assessment Toolkit Power System Screening...

  19. Buildings Events | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Events Buildings Events August 2016 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 Energy Efficiency Olympiad: Best Practices from Around the World (201) 1:00PM ...

  20. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

    SciTech Connect

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

    2013-06-01

    U.S. and China are the world’s top two economics. Together they consumed one-third of the world’s primary energy. It is an unprecedented opportunity and challenge for governments, researchers and industries in both countries to join together to address energy issues and global climate change. Such joint collaboration has huge potential in creating new jobs in energy technologies and services. Buildings in the US and China consumed about 40% and 25% of the primary energy in both countries in 2010 respectively. Worldwide, the building sector is the largest contributor to the greenhouse gas emission. Better understanding and improving the energy performance of buildings is a critical step towards sustainable development and mitigation of global climate change. This project aimed to develop a standard methodology for building energy data definition, collection, presentation, and analysis; apply the developed methods to a standardized energy monitoring platform, including hardware and software, to collect and analyze building energy use data; and compile offline statistical data and online real-time data in both countries for fully understanding the current status of building energy use. This helps decode the driving forces behind the discrepancy of building energy use between the two countries; identify gaps and deficiencies of current building energy monitoring, data collection, and analysis; and create knowledge and tools to collect and analyze good building energy data to provide valuable and actionable information for key stakeholders.

  1. Building Energy Monitoring and Analysis

    SciTech Connect

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

    2013-06-01

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

  2. Energy Conservation in State Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In 1992 the state enacted legislation requiring the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the DGS to set energy performance standards that would reduce energy consumption in state buildings by...

  3. Flexible Framework for Building Energy Analysis: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Weaver, E.; Shekhar, D.

    2012-09-01

    In the building energy research and advanced practitioner communities, building models are perturbed across large parameter spaces to assess energy and cost performance in the face of programmatic and economic constraints. This paper describes the OpenStudio software framework for performing such analyses.

  4. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Type Definition Includes These Sub-Categories from 2003 CBECS Questionnaire Education Buildings used for academic or technical classroom instruction, such as elementary, middle, or high schools, and classroom buildings on college or university campuses. Buildings on education campuses for which the main use is not classroom are included in the category relating to their use. For example, administration buildings are part of "Office", dormitories are "Lodging", and

  5. Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2016 Funding Opportunity Coming Soon: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & ...

  6. Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2016 ... DE-FOA-0001383 BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) - ...

  7. Text-Alternative Version: Webcast of the Renewable Energy Competency Model: An Aid to Build a Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is the Webcast of Renewable Energy and Competency model. Led by Linda Silverman an economist at Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Pam Frugoli Department of Labor. This webcast was on...

  8. New Construction - Commercial Reference Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    New Construction - Commercial Reference Buildings New Construction - Commercial Reference Buildings The files on this page contain commercial reference building models for new construction, organized by building type and location. These U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reference buildings are complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis. You can also return to a summary of building types and climate zones and information about other building vintages. These files are updated regularly

  9. Equation-based languages – A new paradigm for building energy modeling, simulation and optimization

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    Wetter, Michael; Bonvini, Marco; Nouidui, Thierry S.

    2016-04-01

    Most of the state-of-the-art building simulation programs implement models in imperative programming languages. This complicates modeling and excludes the use of certain efficient methods for simulation and optimization. In contrast, equation-based modeling languages declare relations among variables, thereby allowing the use of computer algebra to enable much simpler schematic modeling and to generate efficient code for simulation and optimization. We contrast the two approaches in this paper. We explain how such manipulations support new use cases. In the first of two examples, we couple models of the electrical grid, multiple buildings, HVAC systems and controllers to test a controller thatmore » adjusts building room temperatures and PV inverter reactive power to maintain power quality. In the second example, we contrast the computing time for solving an optimal control problem for a room-level model predictive controller with and without symbolic manipulations. As a result, exploiting the equation-based language led to 2, 200 times faster solution« less

  10. Integrated Modeling of Building Energy Requirements IncorporatingSolar Assisted Cooling

    SciTech Connect

    Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris; Wang, Juan

    2005-08-10

    This paper expands on prior Berkeley Lab work on integrated simulation of building energy systems by the addition of active solar thermal collecting devices, technology options not previously considered (Siddiqui et al 2005). Collectors can be used as an alternative or additional source of hot water to heat recovery from reciprocating engines or microturbines. An example study is presented that evaluates the operation of solar assisted cooling at a large mail sorting facility in southern California with negligible heat loads and year-round cooling loads. Under current conditions solar thermal energy collection proves an unattractive option, but is a viable carbon emission control strategy.

  11. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight business models that can help develop a sustainable residential energy efficiency market.

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

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

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

  13. BETTER BUILDINGS ALLIANCE | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BETTER BUILDINGS ALLIANCE BETTER BUILDINGS ALLIANCE Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions Join Better Buildings ...

  14. Commercial Reference Buildings | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Reference Building Types1 , which represent approximately 70% of the commercial buildings in the U.S. 2. Whole building energy analysis data (developed using EnergyPlus...

  15. Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...

    Energy Saver

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

  16. Modeling the effect of climate change on U.S. state-level buildings energy demands in an integrated assessment framework

    SciTech Connect

    Zhou, Yuyu; Clarke, Leon E.; Eom, Jiyong; Kyle, G. Page; Patel, Pralit L.; Kim, Son H.; Dirks, James A.; Jensen, Erik A.; Liu, Ying; Rice, Jennie S.; Schmidt, Laurel C.; Seiple, Timothy E.

    2014-01-01

    As long-term socioeconomic transformation and energy service expansion show large spatial heterogeneity, advanced understanding of climate impact on building energy use at the sub-national level will offer useful insights into climate policy and regional energy system planning. In this study, we presented a detailed building energy model with a U.S. state-level representation, nested in the GCAM integrated assessment framework. We projected state-level building energy demand and its spatial pattern over the century, considering the impact of climate change based on the estimates of heating and cooling degree days derived from downscaled USGS CASCaDE temperature data. The result indicates that climate change has a large impact on heating and cooling building energy and fuel use at the state level, exhibiting large spatial heterogeneity across states (ranges from -10% to +10%). The sensitivity analysis reveals that the building energy demand is subject to multiple key factors, such as the magnitude of climate change, the choice of climate models, and the growth of population and GDP, and that their relative contributions vary greatly across the space. The scale impact in building energy use modeling highlights the importance of constructing a building energy model with the spatially-explicit representation of socioeconomics, energy system development, and climate change. These findings will help the climate-based policy decision and energy system, especially utility planning related to building sector at the U.S. state and regional level facing the potential climate change.

  17. Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators Building Energy Asset Score: ... and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. ...

  18. Calculating Impacts of Energy Standards on Energy Demand in U.S. Buildings under Uncertainty with an Integrated Assessment Model: Technical Background Data

    SciTech Connect

    Scott, Michael J.; Daly, Don S.; Hathaway, John E.; Lansing, Carina S.; Liu, Ying; McJeon, Haewon C.; Moss, Richard H.; Patel, Pralit L.; Peterson, Marty J.; Rice, Jennie S.; Zhou, Yuyu

    2014-12-06

    This report presents data and assumptions employed in an application of PNNL’s Global Change Assessment Model with a newly-developed Monte Carlo analysis capability. The model is used to analyze the impacts of more aggressive U.S. residential and commercial building-energy codes and equipment standards on energy consumption and energy service costs at the state level, explicitly recognizing uncertainty in technology effectiveness and cost, socioeconomics, presence or absence of carbon prices, and climate impacts on energy demand. The report provides a summary of how residential and commercial buildings are modeled, together with assumptions made for the distributions of state–level population, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per worker, efficiency and cost of residential and commercial energy equipment by end use, and efficiency and cost of residential and commercial building shells. The cost and performance of equipment and of building shells are reported separately for current building and equipment efficiency standards and for more aggressive standards. The report also details assumptions concerning future improvements brought about by projected trends in technology.

  19. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Kentucky Building Code (KBC) is updated every three years on a cycle one year behind the publication year for the International Building Code. Any changes to the code by the state of Kentucky...

  20. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Prior to 1997, South Carolina's local governments adopted and enforced the building codes. In 1997, the law required statewide use of the most up-to-date building codes, which then required the...

  1. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Florida Building Commission (FBC) is directed to adopt, revise, update, and maintain the Florida Building Code in accordance with Chapter 120 of the state statutes. The code is mandatory...

  2. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Board of Building Standards is the primary state agency that protects the public's safety by: adopting rules governing the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of buildings in the state;...

  3. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) is a statewide minimum requirement that local jurisdictions cannot amend. The code is applicable to all new buildings in the commonwealth. The...

  4. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2012 IECC is in effect for all residential and commercial buildings, Idaho schools, and Idaho jurisdictions that adopt and enforce building codes, unless a local code exists that is more...

  5. Commercial Building Energy Baseline Modeling Software: Performance Metrics and Method Testing with Open Source Models and Implications for Proprietary Software Testing

    SciTech Connect

    Price, Phillip N.; Granderson, Jessica; Sohn, Michael; Addy, Nathan; Jump, David

    2013-09-01

    The overarching goal of this work is to advance the capabilities of technology evaluators in evaluating the building-level baseline modeling capabilities of Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) software. Through their customer engagement platforms and products, EMIS software products have the potential to produce whole-building energy savings through multiple strategies: building system operation improvements, equipment efficiency upgrades and replacements, and inducement of behavioral change among the occupants and operations personnel. Some offerings may also automate the quantification of whole-building energy savings, relative to a baseline period, using empirical models that relate energy consumption to key influencing parameters, such as ambient weather conditions and building operation schedule. These automated baseline models can be used to streamline the whole-building measurement and verification (M&V) process, and therefore are of critical importance in the context of multi-measure whole-building focused utility efficiency programs. This report documents the findings of a study that was conducted to begin answering critical questions regarding quantification of savings at the whole-building level, and the use of automated and commercial software tools. To evaluate the modeling capabilities of EMIS software particular to the use case of whole-building savings estimation, four research questions were addressed: 1. What is a general methodology that can be used to evaluate baseline model performance, both in terms of a) overall robustness, and b) relative to other models? 2. How can that general methodology be applied to evaluate proprietary models that are embedded in commercial EMIS tools? How might one handle practical issues associated with data security, intellectual property, appropriate testing ‘blinds’, and large data sets? 3. How can buildings be pre-screened to identify those that are the most model-predictable, and therefore those

  6. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Contractor Business Model | Department of Energy Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model. HVAC Contractor Business Model (2.28 MB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Conclusion Better Buildings Neighborhood

  7. State building energy codes status

    SciTech Connect

    1996-09-01

    This document contains the State Building Energy Codes Status prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC06-76RL01830 and dated September 1996. The U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Codes and Standards has developed this document to provide an information resource for individuals interested in energy efficiency of buildings and the relevant building energy codes in each state and U.S. territory. This is considered to be an evolving document and will be updated twice a year. In addition, special state updates will be issued as warranted.

  8. NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program (Redirected from Buildings Energy Efficiency Capabilities at NREL) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Buildings Energy Efficiency...

  9. NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    NREL Buildings and Energy Efficiency Program Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Buildings Energy Efficiency Program at NREL Name Buildings Energy Efficiency Program at NREL Agency...

  10. 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    5 Buildings Energy Data Book Prepared for the Offi ce of Energy Effi ciency and Renewable Energy 2005 Buildings Energy Data Book August 2005 Prepared for the Office of Planning, Budget Formulation and Analysis Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy by D&R International, Ltd. under contract to Oak Ridge National Laboratory This version is dated: August 2005 D I S C L A I M E R This document was designed for the internal use of the United States Department of Energy.

  11. BuildingSync | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » BuildingSync BuildingSync BuildingSync® is a standardized language for commercial building energy audit data that software developers can use to exchange data between audit tools. For information on BuildingSync, please visit https://buildingsync.net. Buildings Home About Emerging Technologies Residential Buildings Commercial Buildings Analysis Tools Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform Building Performance Database Energy Asset Score OpenStudio

  12. Development and application of a statistical methodology to evaluate the predictive accuracy of building energy baseline models

    SciTech Connect

    Granderson, Jessica; Price, Phillip N.

    2014-03-01

    This paper documents the development and application of a general statistical methodology to assess the accuracy of baseline energy models, focusing on its application to Measurement and Verification (M&V) of whole-­building energy savings. The methodology complements the principles addressed in resources such as ASHRAE Guideline 14 and the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. It requires fitting a baseline model to data from a ``training period’’ and using the model to predict total electricity consumption during a subsequent ``prediction period.’’ We illustrate the methodology by evaluating five baseline models using data from 29 buildings. The training period and prediction period were varied, and model predictions of daily, weekly, and monthly energy consumption were compared to meter data to determine model accuracy. Several metrics were used to characterize the accuracy of the predictions, and in some cases the best-­performing model as judged by one metric was not the best performer when judged by another metric.

  13. Building Energy Asset Score

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... building user base in EE services, engineering, design, and ... before expanding use types. * Invest in lateral ... Market Impact and Recognition: 21 organizations committed to ...

  14. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The North Carolina State Building Code Council is responsible for developing all state codes. By statute, the Commissioner of Insurance has general supervision over the administration and...

  15. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Maryland Building Performance Standards (MBPS) are adopted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Codes Administration. As required by legislation passed in...

  16. State Building Energy Standards

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    In May 2013 the Sustainable Coonstruction Advisory Committee responsible for adopting buildings codes was mandated to automatically adopt tne most recent version of the rating systems developed b...

  17. Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy

    Energy Saver

    Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) | Department of Energy America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) 3_3a_ba_innov_beopt_011713.pdf (877.48 KB) More Documents & Publications Building Energy Optimization Analysis Method (BEopt) - Building America Top Innovation BEopt Version 2.0: New Features Building America Webinar:

  18. Building Energy Transparency Report | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Transparency Report Building Energy Transparency Report This report discusses best practices in implementing benchmarking policies. It includes policy profiles from several cities ...

  19. Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...

    Energy Saver

    and develop local policies and programs to help reduce energy waste and save taxpayer money. ... facilities, including state and municipal buildings, National Guard assets, ...

  20. California commercial building energy benchmarking

    SciTech Connect

    Kinney, Satkartar; Piette, Mary Ann

    2003-07-01

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

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

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Characteristics Data from the 1999 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey ... and Expenditures tables, which include energy usage figures for major energy sources. ...

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

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Characteristics Data from the 1992 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey ... Energy consumption and expenditures tables-energy consumption and expenditures for major ...

  3. Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  4. Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  5. Building Energy Codes Collaborative Technical Assistance for...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Collaborative Technical Assistance for States Building Energy Codes Collaborative Technical ... 2014 BTO Peer Review Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes ...

  6. Campus Energy Modeling Platform

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    2014-09-19

    NREL's Campus Energy Modeling project provides a suite of simulation tools for integrated, data driven energy modeling of commercial buildings and campuses using Simulink. The tools enable development of fully interconnected models for commercial campus energy infrastructure, including electrical distribution systems, district heating and cooling, onsite generation (both conventional and renewable), building loads, energy storage, and control systems.

  7. Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 Building America Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010 On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations for the Building America Energy Efficiency meeting in July 2011, held in Denver, Colorado. Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing Residential Building Energy Efficiency Strategies (822.69 KB) More Documents & Publications Summary of Gaps and Barriers for Implementing

  8. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Indiana Residential Building Code is based on the 2003 IRC with state amendments (eff. 9/11/05). This code applies to 1 and 2 family dwellings and townhouses. During the adoption process,...

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Both State building codes adoption and enforcement efforts fall under the purview of the State Fire Marshal’s Office within the Department of Commerce and Insurance (C&I). Any changes to the...

  10. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    All new residential, commercial, and community-owned buildings constructed on or after January 1, 1992 that receive financing from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) must comply with...

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

    Annual Energy Outlook

    | Previous Building Characteristics Consumption & Expenditures Microdata Methodology ... of buildings and floorspace PDF XLS Energy sources and end uses Preliminary release ...

  12. Sustainable Building Design Training | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Building Design Training AgencyCompany Organization: United States Department of Energy Focus Area: Buildings Resource Type: Training materials Website:...

  13. Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Guidelines Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Lead Performer: National Institute for Building Sciences - Washington, DC FY16 DOE Funding: $75,000 Project Term: Ongoing program Project Objective The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines address commercial building workforce training and certification programs aimed at increasing the overall level of competency for four key energyrelated jobs: building energy auditor, building commissioning professional, energy manager and building operations

  14. Energy Signal Tool for Decision Support in Building Energy Systems

    SciTech Connect

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

    2014-12-01

    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.

  15. Building Dashboard Network | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    marketplacelisti Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): Building Management, Building Systems, Energy Management, Enterprise Management, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Building...

  16. Building Dashboard Kiosk | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    marketplacelisti Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): Building Management, Building Systems, Energy Management, Enterprise Management, Reporting, Sustainability, Tools, Water Building...

  17. Residential Buildings Integration | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    the Latest in Energy Efficient Building Technology. Learn More The Building Technologies Office (BTO) collaborates with the residential building industry to improve the...

  18. Past Building America Projects | Department of Energy

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    focus. Learn about current Building America teams and projects. Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions Alliance for Residential Building Innovation Building America ...

  19. Energy Efficient Buildings Hub

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... worldwide in multidisciplinary alternative energy research according to 2009 Elsevier Alternative Energy Research Leadership Study * Ranked first in U.S. for college ...

  20. Buildings Performance Database Overview | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings Performance Database Overview Buildings Performance Database Overview Buildings Performance Database Overview, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. bpd_overview_2014.pdf (2.19 MB) More Documents & Publications Buildings Performance Database (BPD) - 2014 BTO Peer Review Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Data Preparation Process for the Buildings Performance Database

  1. Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This webinar introduced the Building America team Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) and its partners, outlined team objectives, and highlighted their current research program, Energy Savers. webinar_multifamily_bldgs_20110726.wmv (16.04 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Retrofit Ventilation Strategies in Multifamily

  2. Energy Standards for Public Buildings | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building CHPCogeneration Yes Life-Cycle Analysis and Energy Efficiency in State Buildings (Missouri) Energy Standards for Public Buildings Missouri...

  3. Building America Case Study: Community-Scale Energy Modeling (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2014-12-01

    IBACOS analyzed pre-retrofit daily utility data to sort homes by energy consumption, allowing for better targeting of homes for physical audits. Following ASHRAE Guideline 14 normalization procedures, electricity consumption of 1,166 all electric production-built homes' was modeled. The homes were in two communities--one built in the 1970s and the other in the mid-2000s.

  4. ENERGY STAR® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants This step-by-step ...

  5. Building Energy Codes Program (BECP)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Requirements 2 BECP Budget FY 2015 5.59M + FOA budget 2Myr 3 800,000 825,000 5,607,000 Development Adoption Compliance Goal Reduce energy use in buildings subject to...

  6. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Legislation passed in March 2010 authorized the Alabama Energy and Residential Code (AERC) Board to adopt mandatory residential and commercial energy codes for all jurisdictions. In 2015, the AER...

  7. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Authority for adopting the state energy codes was previously vested in the Energy Security Office of the Department of Commerce (originally the Department of Public Services). In 1999-2000, the...

  8. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) by rule may choose to adopt the latest published editions of the energy efficiency provisions of the International Residential Code (IRC) or the...

  9. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    All residential and commercial structures are required to comply with the state’s energy code. The 2009 New Mexico Energy Conservation Code (NMECC), effective June 2013, is based on 2009...

  10. Build Replication into Corporate Culture | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Build Replication into Corporate Culture Build Replication into Corporate Culture This presentation addresses how to build replication into the corporate culture. Build Replication into Corporate Culture (August 23, 2011) (1.87 MB) More Documents & Publications Implementing a Corporate Energy Management System 3M's Model Rewards and Recognition Program Engages Employees and Drives Energy Savings Efforts Replicate Best Practices

  11. Modelica Buildings Library | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modelica Buildings Library Modelica Buildings Library This image shows a section of the schematic view of the HyrdronicHeating exmample model from the Modelica Buildings Library. The lower part shows a dynamic model of a boiler, a pump and a stratified energy storage tank. Based storage tank temperatures, a controller switches the boiler and its pump on and off. The upper right shows a room model connected to a radiator that is fed by the boiler. The radiator flow is controlled by a

  12. Energy use in office buildings

    SciTech Connect

    1980-10-01

    This is the report on Task IB, Familiarization with Additional Data Collection Plans of Annual Survey of BOMA Member and Non-Member Buildings in 20 Cities, of the Energy Use in Office Buildings project. The purpose of the work was to monitor and understand the efforts of the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) in gathering an energy-use-oriented data base. In order to obtain an improved data base encompassing a broad spectrum of office space and with information suitable for energy analysis in greater detail than is currently available, BOMA undertook a major data-collection effort. Based on a consideration of geographic area, climate, population, and availability of data, BOMA selected twenty cities for data collection. BOMA listed all of the major office space - buildings in excess of 40,000 square feet - in each of the cities. Tax-assessment records, local maps, Chamber of Commerce data, recent industrial-development programs, results of related studies, and local-realtor input were used in an effort to assemble a comprehensive office-building inventory. In order to verify the accuracy and completeness of the building lists, BOMA assembled an Ad-Hoc Review Committee in each city to review the assembled inventory of space. A questionnaire on office-building energy use and building characteristics was developed. In each city BOMA assembled a data collection team operating under the supervision of its regional affiliate to gather the data. For each city a random sample of buildings was selected, and data were gathered. Responses for over 1000 buildings were obtained.

  13. Building America Building Science Education Roadmap | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Education Roadmap Building America Building Science Education Roadmap This roadmap outlines steps that U.S. Department of Energy Building America program must take to develop a robust building science education curriculum in coming years. ba_bldg_science_education_roadmap.pdf (645.63 KB) More Documents & Publications DOE Challenge Home Student Competition Building America Top Innovations Hall of Fame Profile - Building America's Top Innovations Propel the Home Building Industry toward Higher

  14. Building America Update - July 9, 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    9, 2015 Building America Update - July 9, 2015 July 9, 2015 - 9:54am Addthis Building Energy Optimization Version 2.4 Beta Offers Powerful Multifamily Modeling Capabilities Crowdsourcing Initiative Aims to Solve Buildings-Related Challenges: Submit Yours by July 15 Building America July 22 Webinar: Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center To Work for You! Calling All Building Science Leaders! Request for Building Science Content 2015 GreenBuilder Magazine Home of the

  15. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better ...

  16. Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Build Better Neighborhoods May 6, 2013 - 4:55pm Addthis In neighborhoods all across the...

  17. Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report |...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES), developed by DOE, is ...

  18. Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities Brand Book, as posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

  19. Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional Building a Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional VaryMatrix.png Collaboration with mathematicians and computational...

  20. Green Building Studio | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Studio Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Building Studio AgencyCompany Organization: Autodesk Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings, Energy...

  1. Midwest Building Energy Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... * Adjust Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) Requirements to Meet Opposition Critics and State Code Mandates * Develop an Implementation Plan Simultaneously but Separately ...

  2. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has the authority to upgrade commercial and residential energy standards through the regulatory process. The current code, the 2009 UCC, became...

  3. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Georgia's Department of Community Affairs periodically reviews, amends and/or updates the state minimum standard codes. Georgia has "mandatory" and "permissive" codes. Georgia State Energy Code...

  4. Building Technologies Office | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Better Buildings Better Buildings Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market energy teams SWAP buildings in San Francisco, CA In the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market - two industry giants at the top of their game in energy conservation - swap energy teams to conduct an energy audit and uncover energy savings at each other's

  5. Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis Minimizing User Burden in Building Energy Analysis Lead Performer: ThermoAnalytics Inc. - Calumet, MI DOE Funding: $145,684 Cost Share: N/A Project Term: June 2014 - March 2015 Funding Opportunity: Small Business Innovation Research FY 2014 Phase 1 Release 2 Awards Project Objective ThermoAnalytics Inc. (TAI), in partnership with Skidmore, Owings, & amp; Merrill LLP (SOM), will develop an integrated workflow for constructing energy models of

  6. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    2.1 Residential Sector Energy Consumption 2.2 Residential Sector Characteristics 2.3 Residential Sector Expenditures 2.4 Residential Environmental Data 2.5 Residential Construction and Housing Market 2.6 Residential Home Improvements 2.7 Multi-Family Housing 2.8 Industrialized Housing 2.9 Low-Income Housing 3Commercial Sector 4Federal Sector 5Envelope and Equipment 6Energy Supply 7Laws, Energy Codes, and Standards 8Water 9Market Transformation Glossary Acronyms and Initialisms Technology

  7. Building Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    On May 2014, Delaware updated its energy code to 2012 IECC with amendments for residential sector and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 with amendments for the commercial sector. The Delaware specific amendments to...

  8. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Oregon Energy Code amendments were most recently updated for both residential and non-residential construction in 2014. In October 2010 Oregon also adopted the Oregon Solar Installation...

  9. From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Resource Type: Technical Report Research Org: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO. Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ...

  10. Building Science Education | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Building Science Education Building Science Education student photo.jpg The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program recognizes that the education of future design/construction industry professionals in solid building science principles is critical to widespread development of high performance homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and durable. The Building Science Education Roadmap, developed by DOE and leaders of the building

  11. Energy Department Announces Publication of Better Buildings Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Publication of Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Resources Toolkit Energy Department Announces Publication of Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Resources Toolkit ...

  12. Building Science | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Science Building Science This presentation was given at the Summer 2012 DOE Building America meeting on July 25, 2012, and addressed the question How do we first do no harm with high-r enclosures?Ž issue1_highr_enclosures.pdf (5.05 MB) More Documents & Publications Issue #1: How Do We First Do No Harm with High-R Enclosures? ZERH Webinar: Getting Enclosures Right in Zero Energy Ready Homes Basement Insulation Systems - Building America Top Innovation

  13. Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov The Home of the Future....Today 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Website * www.buildings.energy.gov/zero/ * Events: * Upcoming in-person ZERH Trainings * Technical Training webinars * Conference Presentations * Partner Locator * Program Specifications * Webinar Recordings Building America

  14. Buildings and Energy in the 1980s

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Energy Consumption and Expenditures Consumption and Energy Intensities for Major Energy Sources Throughout the 1980's, energy consumption in residential buildings was greater than...

  15. Energy Use in Commercial Buildings - Energy Explained, Your Guide...

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings Energy Explained - Home What Is Energy? Forms of Energy Sources of Energy Laws of Energy Units and Calculators Energy Conversion Calculators British Thermal ...

  16. Building Agent Software - Energy Innovation Portal

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Analysis Energy Analysis Find More Like This Return to Search Building Agent Software Occupancy Feedback for Building Controls National Renewable Energy Laboratory Contact NREL About This Technology Publications: PDF Document Publication Progress on Enabling an Interactive Conversation Between Commercial Building Occupants and Their Building To Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency (948 KB) <p> Building Agent System Architecture</p> Building Agent System Architecture <p>

  17. Green Building Incentive | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    California Commercial Industrial Residential Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building Photovoltaics Yes State Agency Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy Technology Test...

  18. Green Building Incentives | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    California Commercial Industrial Residential Comprehensive MeasuresWhole Building Photovoltaics Yes State Agency Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy Technology Test...

  19. Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes Building Codes Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review bldgcodes03_guttman_040213.pdf (544.21 KB) More Documents & Publications Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO Peer Review Atmospheric Pressure Deposition for Electrochromic Windows Building America System Research

  20. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Disclaimer This document was designed for the internal use of the United States Department of Energy. This document will be occasionally updated and, therefore, this copy may not reflect the most current version. This document was prepared as account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the

  1. Buildings Energy Data Book

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    Security and Privacy Notices Security Notice This Web site is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. The Department of Energy monitors this Web site for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this Web site, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to

  2. Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Act provides that model codes and standards publications shall not be adopted more frequently than once every three years. However, a revision or amendment...

  3. Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    3. Energy Sources, Floorspace for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Total Floorspace (million square feet)" ,"All Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy Source","Energy Sources Used (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Elec- tricity","Natural Gas","Fuel Oil","District Heat","District Chilled Water","Propane","Other a " "All Buildings*

  4. Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    2. Energy Sources, Number of Buildings for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Number of Buildings (thousand)" ,"All Buildings*","Buildings Using Any Energy Source","Energy Sources Used (more than one may apply)" ,,,"Elec- tricity","Natural Gas","Fuel Oil","District Heat","District Chilled Water","Propane","Other a " "All Buildings*

  5. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Neighborhood Program Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Residential Buildings Integration Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review resbldgs03_roberts_040313.pdf (986.74 KB) More Documents & Publications Buildings Performance Database - 2013 BTO Peer Review Building America System Research Energy Management Systems Package for Small Commercial Buildings

  6. New York building stands out, saves energy | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    York building stands out, saves energy New York building stands out, saves energy January 28, 2010 - 11:29am Addthis Cooper Union's building is a towering, unique building that actually saves a lot of energy. | Photo courtesy Cooper Union Cooper Union's building is a towering, unique building that actually saves a lot of energy. | Photo courtesy Cooper Union Joshua DeLung A new energy-efficient building in New York is raising eyebrows and inspiring creativity, but its unique design and

  7. Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    -- Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee The Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee is a comprehensive energy efficiency program that provides all of the tools and resources that building owners and property managers need to effectively develop and implement energy efficiency projects in their buildings. The Better Buildings Challenge -- Milwaukee is a comprehensive energy efficiency program that provides all of the tools and resources that building owners and property managers need

  8. Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Data Accelerator *NEW PROJECT* 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Monisha Shah, monisha.shah@nrel.gov Kristin Field, kristin.field@nrel.gov National Renewable Energy Laboratory Project Summary *NEW PROJECT* Timeline: Start date: June 2013 (official launch: December 2013) Planned end date: December 2015 Key Milestones 1. Recruitment of 20 Partner-pairs 2. White House Launch and design of the program - Dec 2013 3. Partners convene local stakeholders - May 2014 4. 20 Partner-pairs

  9. From the Building to the Grid: An Energy Revolution and Modeling...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    important. * If we model a whole country, no need for detailed response, but need to know dynamic response. Sophisticated models are not required. * Models should be optimized for...

  10. Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative Southface Energy Institute: Advanced Commercial Buildings Initiative Lead Performer: Southface Energy Institute - Atlanta, GA Partners: - City of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA - Kendeda Fund - Atlanta, GA - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN - Acuity Brands Lighting - Atlanta, GA -

  11. Building Energy Asset Score: Real Estate Managers

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use.

  12. Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code includes the statewide minimum requirements that all new construction and additions to existing buildings must satisfy. Exceptions include log homes, ma...

  13. Buildings Success Stories | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    planning for commercial and multi-unit residential buildings have huge energy-saving potential. Explore EERE's buildings success stories below. January 14, 2016 Image...

  14. Better Buildings Federal Award | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award. The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Better Buildings Federal Award recognizes the federal government's ...

  15. Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Worldwide Energy Efficiency Action through Capacity Building and Training (WEACT) Name Worldwide...

  16. Boston Green Building | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    References Boston Green Building Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBostonGreenBuilding&oldid768441" Categories: Organizations Energy Efficiency...

  17. Better Buildings Federal Award | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    U.S. Courthouse was the winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award. The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Better Buildings Federal Award recognizes the federal...

  18. Buildings and Energy in the 1980s

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    conducted in two stages: (1) A Household (RECS)Building (CBECS) Survey and an Energy Suppliers Survey. The HouseholdBuilding Characteristics Survey consists of personal...

  19. Better Buildings Training Toolkit | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Better Buildings Training Toolkit The Better Buildings Residential Network Training Toolkit can be used by residential energy efficiency programs interested in realizing the value ...

  20. Better Buildings Residential Network | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Residential Network Better Buildings Residential Network Explore Peer ... programs can implement and leverage to quickly show energy and utility dollar savings. ...

  1. Buildings Energy Data Book: 7.1 National Legislation

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    6 Energy Policy Act of 1992, Building Energy Codes --Each State must certify to the Secretary of Energy whether its energy efficiency standards with respect to residential and commercial building codes meet or exceed those of the Council of American Building Officials (CABO) Model Energy Code, 1992, and of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, respectively. --Requires DOE to provide technical assistance and incentive funding to the States to promote

  2. Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency Building Up Home Energy-Efficiency August 26, 2014 - 11:00am Addthis Building or remodeling a home provides an opportunity to build energy-efficiency into your design from the ground up. | Photo courtesy of Paul Norton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Building or remodeling a home provides an opportunity to build energy-efficiency into your design from the ground up. | Photo courtesy of Paul Norton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Paige Terlip Paige

  3. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Distribution Category UC-950 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992 April 1995 Energy Information Adminstration Office of Energy Markets and End Use U.S....

  4. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing

    SciTech Connect

    2012-09-01

    This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

  5. Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Services Companies, Engineers...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. ...

  6. Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings This presentation is for the Building Technologies program webinar titled Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings delivered on July 25, 2011. multifamily_bldg_webinar.pdf (2.54 MB) More Documents & Publications Building America Webinar: Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings Technology Solutions for Existing Homes Overview: Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Multifamily Retrofits Building America Technology

  7. Building Energy Codes Program Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program Overview 2014 Building Technologies Office Peer Review Bing Liu bing.liu@pnnl.gov Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ADOPT COMPLY DEVELOP FY12 FY13 FY14 $6.8M $4.8M $4.0M Program Summary Timeline: Multi-year program in support of DOE statutory requirements Key Milestones: 1. Update Building Energy Codes Cost-Effectiveness Methodology (Aug 2014) 2. Revised Compliance Methodology (Sept 2014) 3. 90.1-2013 Cost Analysis (Oct 2014) 4. REScheck Update Including Enhancements (Aug 2014) 5.

  8. A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings Thousands of project teams throughout the country seek to push the envelope and develop zero energy buildings. Generally speaking, a zero energy building produces enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption requirements, thereby reducing the use of non-renewable energy in the building sector. This definition also applies to campuses, portfolios, and communities. In addition to

  9. Passive Energy Building Design Tool

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center

    1994-11-01

    SOLAR5 is a computer aided design tool to help architects design better, more energy efficient buildings. It is intended for use at the beginning of the design process. To get started, only four pieces of information are necessary to compute the energy needed: the square footage, the number of stories, the kind of building (such as school, home, hotel, or any one of 20 types), and its location (the program stores the temperature ranges formore » fourty major cities). Additional information may be given later to fine tune the design. An expert system using heuristics from a wide range of sources, automatically creates a passive solar baseline building from the four facts specified for that project. By modifying and adapting prior designs the user can create and work upon as many as nine schemes simultaneously. SOLAR5 can analyze the buildings thermal performance for each hour of each month and plot its total heat gain or loss as a three-dimensional surface. After reading the plot, the user can immediately redesign the building and rerun the analysis. Separate heat gain/loss surfaces can be plotted for each of the different parts of the building or schemes that add together to make up the total, including walls, roof, windows, skylights, floor, slab on grade, people, lights, equipment, and infiltration. Two different schemes can be instantly compared by asking for a three-dimensional plot showing only the difference in their performances. The objective of SOLAR5 is to allow the designer to make changes easily and quickly with detailed instantaneous pictorial feedback of the implications of the change.« less

  10. Building America Research | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Research Building America Research The DOE Building America Program is helping to create homes that are durable and energy efficient. Research-to-Market BA_Research_Image.png Learn how Building America works to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies and practices. Top Innovations 1-1-2 Adv Framing open header.jpg Read about outstanding Building America research achievements. Research Teams hirl3.jpg Learn about the Building America teams who continuously

  11. Commercial Building Activities | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Building Activities Commercial Building Activities The Building Technologies Office commercial buildings effort researches and deploys advanced technologies and systems to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. Industry partners and national laboratories help identify market needs and solutions to accelerate the development of highly energy-efficient buildings. This page outlines some of BTO's key projects. 179d Tax Calculator The 179d Calculator can help determine whether

  12. Penn State Consortium for Building Energy Innovation

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Penn State Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (formerly the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub) develops, demonstrates, and deploys energy-saving technologies that can achieve 50% energy reduction in small- and medium-sized buildings. Its headquarters serves as a test bed for real-world integration of technology and market solutions.

  13. Building Energy Audit Report for Pearl Harbor, HI

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, Daryl R.; Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A building energy audit was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at selected Pearl Harbor buildings, identify cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This report documents the findings of that assessment.

  14. Energy savings in Polish buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Markel, L.C.; Gula, A.; Reeves, G.

    1995-12-31

    A demonstration of low-cost insulation and weatherization techniques was a part of phase 1 of the Krakow Clean Fossil Fuels and Energy Efficient Project. The objectives were to identify a cost-effective set of measures to reduce energy used for space heating, determine how much energy could be saved, and foster widespread implementation of those measures. The demonstration project focused on 4 11-story buildings in a Krakow housing cooperative. Energy savings of over 20% were obtained. Most important, the procedures and materials implemented in the demonstration project have been adapted to Polish conditions and applied to other housing cooperatives, schools, and hospitals. Additional projects are being planned, in Krakow and other cities, under the direction of FEWE-Krakow, the Polish Energie Cities Network, and Biuro Rozwoju Krakowa.

  15. Better Buildings Training Toolkit | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Training Toolkit Better Buildings Training Toolkit The Better Buildings Residential Network Training Toolkit can be used by residential energy efficiency programs interested in realizing the value of providing training opportunities for contractors, staff, and volunteers. Training Toolkit (666.76 KB) More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Network View | March 2015 Better Buildings Residential Network Membership Form Better Buildings Network View | November 2015

  16. Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Partnerships » Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements Commercial Buildings Cooperative Agreements The Building Technologies Office's Commercial Buildings Integration program issues funding opportunities to advance energy efficiency solutions and technologies for commercial buildings. These competitive solicitations are typically open to industry, small businesses, academia, the national labs, and other entities. View the 2015, 2014, or 2013 projects. 2015 Awards In 2015, BTO sought

  17. Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? Building America Webinar: Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits? The webinar on June 25, 2014, focused on specific Building America projects that highlighted real-world examples of deep energy retrofits (DER) that are meeting with technical and market success. Presenters focused on technical strategies, modeled and actual performance results, and project costs. Danny Parker, Building America Partnership for

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Moreover, many BEopt algorithms have been adopted by private-sector HERS software tools that have helped improve the energy efficiency of tens-of-thousands of ENERGY STAR-certified ...

  19. ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems June 21, 2016 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT Hosted by ...

  20. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Software Development...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Score: Software Development for Phase II Building Types DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Software Development for Phase II Building Types DOE Commercial Building Energy ...

  1. Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings This document has information regarding tax deductions for commercial building owners. bt_comm_tax_credit.pdf (183.01 KB) More Documents & Publications P Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA Boiler MACT Proposed Rule, December 2012 Energy Savings Modeling and Inspection Guidelines for Commercial Building Federal Tax Deductions for Buildings in 2016 and Later

  2. Honest Buildings | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Website: www.honestbuildings.com Web Application Link: www.honestbuildings.com Cost: Free Honest Buildings Screenshot References: Honest Buildings1 Logo: Honest Buildings...

  3. Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings applicable to qualifying systems and buildings placed in service from January 1, 2006, ...

  4. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood ...

  5. Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Services Companies, Engineers and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Consultants | Department of Energy Energy Services Companies, Engineers and Consultants Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Services Companies, Engineers and Consultants The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifies

  6. Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Administrators | Department of Energy Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators Building Energy Asset Score: Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Administrators The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and

  7. Building Codes Resources | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Codes Resources Building Codes Resources Some commercial and/or residential construction codes mandate certain energy performance requirements for the design, materials, and equipment used in new construction and renovations. State-wide minimum codes may be amended by local jurisdictions to be more stringent if energy performance requirements are lacking or liberal. Find building codes resources below. DOE Resources Building Energy Codes Program: Resource Center Building Energy Codes Program:

  8. Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings (Presentation)

    SciTech Connect

    Hayter, S. J.

    2011-08-01

    This presentation on integrating renewable energy systems into building was presented at the August, 2011 ASHRAE Region IX CRC meetings.

  9. Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  10. Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes in Developing...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policiesdeployment programs Resource Type: Lessons learnedbest practices Website: www.ecn.nlfileadminecnunitsbsIEC...

  11. Residential Buildings Integration | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings Integration Residential Buildings Integration Zero Energy Ready Home Zero Energy Ready Home Zero Energy Ready Homes are so efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. Read more Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Home Performance with ENERGY STAR The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program connects homeowners with experienced and trusted contractors that can help explain a home's energy use and identify home

  12. Buildings and Energy in the 1980s

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Air Conditioning: See Energy End Use, Cooling. Authorization Form: A form signed by the respondent authorizing energy supplier companies that serve the building to release...

  13. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Appendix A How the Survey Was Conducted Introduction The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on a...

  14. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992...

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    with the national average of 81 thousand Btu per square foot), while buildings using solar energy or passive solar features used the major energy sources more intensively...

  15. Commercial Building Energy Alliance Exterior Lighting Scoping...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Commercial Building Energy Alliance Exterior Lighting Scoping Study Citation Details ... This report is a scoping study about challenges and energy saving potential regarding ...

  16. Zero Energy Building Policies and Definitions

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ... to balance site energy usage with PV - Calculated with national average conversion factors * Recognizes that the focus of ZEB definitions is on the building, not the energy ...

  17. Building America Research Teams | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    America Research Teams Building America Research Teams Building America 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. These teams work with industry partners to design, test, upgrade, and build technologies and high performance homes using strategies that significantly cut energy use. Learn more about Building America

  18. Building America Market Partnerships | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Residential Buildings » Building America » Research » Building America Market Partnerships Building America Market Partnerships This photo shows two men silhouetted against a sky shaking hands, with the frame of a building under construction in the background. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers partnership opportunities, educational curricula, meetings, and webinars that help industry professionals bring research results to the market. Zero Energy Ready Home Through the DOE Zero

  19. Building Performance Database | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Performance Database Building Performance Database Building Performance Database The Building Performance Database (BPD) is the nation's largest dataset of information about the energy-related characteristics of commercial and residential buildings. The BPD combines, cleanses and anonymizes data collected by Federal, State and local governments, utilities, energy efficiency programs, building owners and private companies, and makes it available to the public. The web site allows users to explore

  20. Buildings of the Future | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Buildings of the Future Buildings of the Future September 6, 2016 - 3:37pm Addthis What should buildings look like in 100 years? Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory made a blueprint for buildings that are more comfortable, efficient and intelligent than today. | Video by PNNL. Shannon Bates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nora Wang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory BUILDINGS USE A LOT OF ENERGY. THIS PLAN WILL CHANGE THAT. The buildings of today account for 40% of

  1. Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings This webinar, hosted by Building America,was conducted on November 1, 2011, and describes ways to save energy in buildings through effective ventilation techniques. carb_ventilation_webinar.pdf (3.71 MB) More Documents & Publications Multifamily Ventilation - Best Practice? Critical Question #2: What are the Best Practices for Ventilation Specific to Multifamily Buildings? Building America Webinar: Multifamily

  2. Housing and Building Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Housing and Building Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Housing and Building Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Housing and building energy efficiency technical assistance is designed to assist Indian tribes in creating more efficient homes and buildings. Assistance options include building design review, building code creation, building inventory and assessment, and weatherization program design. To apply for housing and building energy efficiency technical assistance,

  3. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Buildings Buildings Read more Government Energy Management Government Energy Management Read more Homes Homes Read more Manufacturing Manufacturing Read more The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads a robust community of researchers and other partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy-saving solutions, which helps make our country run better through

  4. Energy Efficiency Building Code for Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka

    SciTech Connect

    Busch, John; Greenberg, Steve; Rubinstein, Francis; Denver, Andrea; Rawner, Esther; Franconi, Ellen; Huang, Joe; Neils, Danielle

    2000-09-30

    1.1.1 To encourage energy efficient design or retrofit of commercial buildings so that they may be constructed, operated, and maintained in a manner that reduces the use of energy without constraining the building function, the comfort, health, or the productivity of the occupants and with appropriate regard for economic considerations. 1.1.2 To provide criterion and minimum standards for energy efficiency in the design or retrofit of commercial buildings and provide methods for determining compliance with them. 1.1.3 To encourage energy efficient designs that exceed these criterion and minimum standards.

  5. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program Focus Groups...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    assetratingseattlefocusgroups.pdf More Documents & Publications Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Workshop A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings Building Energy ...

  6. Take Action to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Take Action to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings Take Action to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings Commercial building owners, operators and tenants can start saving energy ...

  7. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Success Stories...

    Energy Saver

    Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Success Stories Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Success Stories Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and...

  8. Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities | Department of...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities ... website of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. ...

  9. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Asset Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review Commercial Building Energy Asset Score - 2014 ... energy efficiency in the commercial building sector is that building owners and ...

  10. Building Efficiency Report | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Efficiency Report Building Efficiency Report Buildings use 40% of total energy in the United States - more than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Technical improvements and cost reductions (see Appendix 3) in building materials, components and energy management systems are enabling progress in reducing the nation's energy consumption and consequent greenhouse gas emissions with payback periods as low as 24 months. With responsibility and funding for the nation's largest

  11. Renewable Energy Applications for Existing Buildings: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Hayter, S. J.; Kandt, A.

    2011-08-01

    This paper introduces technical opportunities, means, and methods for incorporating renewable energy (RE) technologies into building designs and operations. It provides an overview of RE resources and available technologies used successfully to offset building electrical and thermal energy loads. Methods for applying these technologies in buildings and the role of building energy efficiency in successful RE projects are addressed along with tips for implementing successful RE projects.

  12. ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants Jump to: navigation, search Name ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants Data Format Excel Spreadsheet Geographic Scope United States TODO:...

  13. Energy Conservation in Public Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    mandating that buildings constructed and financed by the state must comply with the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

  14. ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems October 13, 2015 2:00PM to 3:00PM EDT Online Hosted by the U.S....

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

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

  16. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Non-Utility Program Administrator Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Non-Utility Program Administrator Business Model Better Buildings ...

  17. OpenStudio Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow, and Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Modeling Leveraging Interoperable Building Information Modeling Data - 2014 BTO Peer Review | Department of Energy OpenStudio Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow, and Energy Modeling Leveraging Interoperable Building Information Modeling Data - 2014 BTO Peer Review OpenStudio Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow, and Energy Modeling Leveraging Interoperable Building Information Modeling Data - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: John Messner, the Pennsylvania

  18. Building Energy Asset Score: Architects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Architects Building Energy Asset Score: Architects The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The Asset Score generates a simple energy efficiency rating that enables comparison among buildings, and identifices opportunities for users to invest in energy efficiency upgrades. It is web-based and free to use. View additional information

  19. reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities Slides presented in the "What's Working in Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrade Programs Conference - Promising Approaches and Lessons Learned" on May 20, 2011 in Washington, D.C. reEnergize: Building Energy Smart Communities (638.69 KB) More Documents & Publications Re-Energize: Building Energy Smart Communities Omaha, Nebraska Summary of Reported Data Mastermind Session: Combining Energy

  20. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance's Building Energy Codes Project Building Codes Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review bldgcodes04_zweig_040213.pdf (708.72 KB) More Documents & Publications State and Local Code Implementation: Southeast Region - 2014 BTO Peer Review Stretch/Reach Codes Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Best Practices

  1. Building Energy Information Systems: User Case Studies

    SciTech Connect

    Granderson, Jessica; Piette, Mary Ann; Ghatikar, Girish

    2010-03-22

    Measured energy performance data are essential to national efforts to improve building efficiency, as evidenced in recent benchmarking mandates, and in a growing body of work that indicates the value of permanent monitoring and energy information feedback. This paper presents case studies of energy information systems (EIS) at four enterprises and university campuses, focusing on the attained energy savings, and successes and challenges in technology use and integration. EIS are broadly defined as performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems to store, analyze and display building energy information. Case investigations showed that the most common energy savings and instances of waste concerned scheduling errors, measurement and verification, and inefficient operations. Data quality is critical to effective EIS use, and is most challenging at the subsystem or component level, and with non-electric energy sources. Sophisticated prediction algorithms may not be well understood but can be applied quite effectively, and sites with custom benchmark models or metrics are more likely to perform analyses external to the EIS. Finally, resources and staffing were identified as a universal challenge, indicating a need to identify additional models of EIS use that extend beyond exclusive in-house use, to analysis services.

  2. Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes Reducing Energy Demand in ... More Documents & Publications Technology Performance Exchange - 2013 BTO Peer Review ...

  3. Building Energy Tools Software Directory | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Company Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Develop Goals...

  4. Buildings.Energy.gov Zero Energy Ready Home

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Zero Energy Ready Home Training SAM RASHKIN Chief Architect Building Technologies Office DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency ...

  5. BuildingOS by Lucid | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Lucid Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, - ENERGY STAR, - HVAC, - LEED, Buildings - Commercial, Energy Efficiency, - Central Plant,...

  6. Sustainable Buildings | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site Read more Photovoltaic Solar Panels on LM Office Building Photovoltaic Solar Panels on LM Office Building Grand Junction, Colorado, Site Read more ...

  7. Buildings Energy Data Book: 1.2 Building Sector Expenditures

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    4 FY 2007 Federal Buildings Energy Prices and Expenditures, by Fuel Type ($2010) Fuel Type Electricity (1) Natural Gas Fuel Oil Coal Purchased Steam LPG/Propane Other Average Total Note(s): Source(s): 17.05 6028.63 Prices and expenditures are for Goal-Subject buildings. 1) $0.0776/kWh. 2) Energy used in Goal-Subject buildings in FY 2007 accounted for 33.8% of the total Federal energy bill. DOE/FEMP, Annual Report to Congress on FEMP FY 2007, Jan. 2010, Table A-4, p. 93 for prices and

  8. Energy Modeling Community Resources | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Commercial Buildings » Design & Decision Support Guides » Energy Modeling Community Resources Energy Modeling Community Resources In August 2013, RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute) published the "<a href="http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2013-17_BEMFOANDM">Building Energy Modeling Guide for Owners and Managers</a>." The guide "de-mystifies" energy modeling by plainly explaining its benefits and limitations and properly setting expectations.

  9. Metering in Federal Buildings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Facilities » Operations & Maintenance » Metering in Federal Buildings Metering in Federal Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy is required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Executive Order 13693 to establish guidelines for agencies to meter their federal buildings for energy (electricity, natural gas, and steam) and water use. To help agencies meet these metering requirements, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides guidance materials, an implementation plan template,

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Innovation | Department of Energy Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Model Simulating Real Domestic Hot Water Use - Building America Top Innovation Image of a pipe insulation.jpg As progress continues with high-R, tightly sealed thermal enclosures, domestic hot water becomes an increasingly important energy use in high-performance homes. This Top Innovation describes Building America research by Alliance for Residential Building Innovation and the

  11. PSNC Energy (Gas)- Green Building Rate Discount

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This discounted rate is available to commercial customers whose building meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or equivalent. To...

  12. Healthcare Energy: Massachusetts General Hospital Gray Building

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  13. N. Mariana Islands- Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  14. Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovations Technologies

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program is accepting applications to fund three Innovation topics and two Frontiers topics to support our efforts to reduce the energy use of commercial and residential buildings.

  15. Intelligent Controls for Net-Zero Energy Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Li, Haorong; Cho, Yong; Peng, Dongming

    2011-10-30

    The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate enabling technologies that can empower homeowners to convert their homes into net-zero energy buildings in a cost-effective manner. The project objectives and expected outcomes are as follows: • To develop rapid and scalable building information collection and modeling technologies that can obtain and process “as-built” building information in an automated or semiautomated manner. • To identify low-cost measurements and develop low-cost virtual sensors that can monitor building operations in a plug-n-play and low-cost manner. • To integrate and demonstrate low-cost building information modeling (BIM) technologies. • To develop decision support tools which can empower building owners to perform energy auditing and retrofit analysis. • To develop and demonstrate low-cost automated diagnostics and optimal control technologies which can improve building energy efficiency in a continual manner.

  16. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Executive Summary

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight business models that can help develop a sustainable residential energy efficiency market.

  17. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Introduction

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight business models that can help develop a sustainable residential energy efficiency market.

  18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization (BEopt)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Software | Department of Energy Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Webinar: Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) Software This webinar was presented on May 15, 2014 and gives an overview of the BEopt software tool. DOE ZERH Technical Webinar_BEopt.pdf (1.18 MB) More Documents & Publications DOE ZERH Webinar: Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training Building America Webinar: BEopt Optimization Tool and National Residential Efficiency

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) Overview The Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES, pronounced "beads" or /bi:ds/) is a dictionary of terms, definitions, and field formats which was created to help facilitate the exchange of information on building characteristics and energy use. It is intended to be used in tools and activities that help stakeholders make

  20. Better Buildings Partners | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Better Buildings Partners Better Buildings Partners The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program worked with hundreds of communities across the country to promote energy efficiency upgrades in homes and other buildings. Partners accomplished their goals of implementing energy efficiency improvements in their communities while promoting increased comfort for homeowners and lower operating costs for businesses. Use the map or list below to learn more about our partners. Click on partner locations to

  1. Building Technologies Office | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Technologies Office The Future of Air Conditioning for Buildings Report The Future of Air Conditioning for Buildings Report This report characterizes the current landscape and trends in the global air conditioning (A/C) market, including discussion of both direct and indirect climate impacts, and potential global warming impacts from growing global A/C usage. Read more Energy Department Invests $19 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation's Buildings Energy Department Invests $19 Million

  2. Buildings*","Energy Used For

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    4. Energy End Uses, Number of Buildings for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003" ,"Number of Buildings (thousand)" ,"All Buildings*","Energy Used For (more than one may apply)" ,,"Space Heating","Cooling","Water Heating","Cooking","Manu- facturing" "All Buildings* ...............",4645,3982,3625,3472,801,119 "Building Floorspace" "(Square Feet)" "1,001 to 5,000

  3. Better Buildings Launches Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    As part of Smart Cities Week, the White House recently announced a new Energy Department-led Smart Energy Analytics Campaign to encourage the use of cost-effective, energy-saving building analytics...

  4. Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings May ...

  5. Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings ...

  6. BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization BuildingIQ Inc: Predictive Energy Optimization Lead Performer: BuildingIQ Inc. - Foster City, California Partners: Department of General Services - Washington, DC DOE Funding: $1,767,138 Cost Share: $1,767,138 Project Term: October 2014 - September 2016 Funding Opportunity: Funding Opportunity Announcement Number DE-FOA-0001084 Project Objective BuildingIQ offers an innovative, scalable, and low-cost

  7. Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America ...

  8. Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Twenty-Two States | Department of Energy Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June 27, 2012 - 6:55pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department today announced new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the Obama Administration's commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings directly to taxpayers.

  9. ENERGY STAR® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Plants | Department of Energy ENERGY STAR® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants ENERGY STAR® Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings and Plants This step-by-step guide outlines the steps for planning an energy efficiency competition or challenge, which can be used to engage the community and provide motivation to participate in a benchmarking and disclosure program. Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions for Buildings & Plants More Documents

  10. How Building Energy Codes Can Support State Climate and Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    How Building Energy Codes Can Support State Climate and Energy Planning Provides states and their stakeholders with a short synopsis for what it would look like to include building ...

  11. A Retrospective Analysis of Commercial Building Energy Codes: 1990 2008

    SciTech Connect

    Belzer, David B.; McDonald, Sean C.; Halverson, Mark A.

    2010-10-01

    Building Energy Codes Program's efforts are designed to result in increased stringency in national model energy codes, more rapid and broader adoption by states and localities of updated codes, and increased compliance and enforcement. Report estimates the historical impact of Building Energy Codes Program in terms of energy savings achieved that are based upon various editions of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 (ASHRAE Standard 90.1).

  12. Thermal Transistor for Energy Smart Buildings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Thermal Transistor for Energy Smart Buildings Thermal Transistor for Energy Smart Buildings Assumptions & Limitations: * Current LANL prototype: ~50 cm 2 active area. Assume it can be scaled to sq.ft size relevant for applications * Switching requires ~200 Volts but only draws a few µA. The associated drive electronics comprises only off-the- shelf components. Thermally adaptive devices and systems may be a game changer in energy efficiency, buildings and beyond: * Thermally agile walls can

  13. Better Buildings Residential | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Home » Better Buildings Residential Better Buildings Residential Solution Center Shares Energy Efficiency Program Strategies Solution Center Shares Energy Efficiency Program Strategies Explore the Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center, a robust collection of nearly 1,000 examples, strategies, and resources for program administrators and home energy upgrade professionals. Read more Residential Network Connects More Than 280 Organizations Residential Network Connects More Than 280

  14. Better Buildings Summit Residential Sessions Engage Energy Pros...

    Energy Saver

    Better Buildings Summit Residential Sessions Engage Energy Pros Better Buildings Summit Residential Sessions Engage Energy Pros This year's DOE Better Buildings Summit, taking ...

  15. EERE FY 2016 Budget Overview -- Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE FY 2016 Budget Overview -- Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy...

  16. Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings...

    Energy Saver

    Technical Report (2.51 MB) More Documents & Publications Savings and Economic Impacts of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Final Evaluation Volume 2 Preliminary Energy ...

  17. Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Business customers retrofitting existing buildings through measures not covered under the standard incentive program can still receive financial assistance from Energy Trust through the custom...

  18. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    in this report were based on monthly billing records submitted by the buildings' energy suppliers. The section, "Annual Consumption and Expenditures" provide a detailed...

  19. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Retail Buildings

    SciTech Connect

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

    2011-09-19

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

  20. Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide Office Buildings

    SciTech Connect

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

    2011-09-27

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

  1. Smart Buildings Equipment Initiative | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    increased interest in new strategies for engaging building energy assets to provide peak load management, regulation services, and ancillary services to the grid. Such engagement...

  2. Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Report Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 November 4, 2013 Prepared For: U.S....

  3. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    selected state and local governments develop sustainable programs to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. These leading communities used innovation and...

  4. Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEA) Fact Sheet

    SciTech Connect

    2008-05-01

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Commercial Building Energy Alliances and also spotlights the Commercial Lighting Solutions web tool.

  5. Smart Buildings Equipment Initiative | Department of Energy

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    grid, but also the future energy-efficient building. CONTACTS DOE Technology Manager: Marina Sofos Lead Performer: Andrew Nicholls, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Benjamin...

  6. Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation: Better Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4, 2013. PDF icon Preliminary Energy Savings Impact Evaluation More Documents & Publications Savings and Economic Impacts of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Final ...

  7. City of Chicago- Building Energy Code

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The CECC establishes standards to minimize solar energy absorbed by building roofs, a condition known as the urban heat island effect. Increased reflecting capacity of individual and aggregate...

  8. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1992

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    the sponsor the government, utility or sponsored in-house. Energy Management and Control System Heating or cooling system monitored or controlled by a computerized building...

  9. Building Envelope Projects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Lead Performer: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems - Boston, MA Partners: University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN, Atlas Roofing Corporation - Meridian, MS Building ...

  10. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report and ...

  11. Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting...

    Energy Saver

    Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011 On this page, you may link to the summary report and presentations ...

  12. Augmented Reality Building Operations Tool - Energy Innovation...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    In the United States, residential and commercial buildings together use more energy and emit more carbon dioxide than either the industrial or transportation section. According to ...

  13. Building America Solution Center | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    This Month's Residential Successes Quantifying the Financial Benefits of Multifamily Retrofits-Chicago, IL Multifamily Zero Energy Ready Home Analysis-Elmsford, NY Building America ...

  14. A simplified model for estimating population-scale energy impacts of building envelope air-tightening and mechanical ventilation retrofits

    SciTech Connect

    Logue, Jennifer M.; Turner, William J. N.; Walker, Iain S.; Singer, Brett C.

    2015-01-19

    Changing the air exchange rate of a home (the sum of the infiltration and mechanical ventilation airflow rates) affects the annual thermal conditioning energy. Large-scale changes to air exchange rates of the housing stock can significantly alter the residential sector's energy consumption. However, the complexity of existing residential energy models is a barrier to the accurate quantification of the impact of policy changes on a state or national level. The Incremental Ventilation Energy (IVE) model developed in this study combines the output of simple air exchange models with a limited set of housing characteristics to estimate the associated change in energy demand of homes. The IVE model was designed specifically to enable modellers to use existing databases of housing characteristics to determine the impact of ventilation policy change on a population scale. The IVE model estimates of energy change when applied to US homes with limited parameterisation are shown to be comparable to the estimates of a well-validated, complex residential energy model.

  15. NASA Net Zero Energy Buildings Roadmap

    SciTech Connect

    Pless, S.; Scheib, J.; Torcellini, P.; Hendron, B.; Slovensky, M.

    2014-10-01

    In preparation for the time-phased net zero energy requirement for new federal buildings starting in 2020, set forth in Executive Order 13514, NASA requested that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a roadmap for NASA's compliance. NASA detailed a Statement of Work that requested information on strategic, organizational, and tactical aspects of net zero energy buildings. In response, this document presents a high-level approach to net zero energy planning, design, construction, and operations, based on NREL's first-hand experience procuring net zero energy construction, and based on NREL and other industry research on net zero energy feasibility. The strategic approach to net zero energy starts with an interpretation of the executive order language relating to net zero energy. Specifically, this roadmap defines a net zero energy acquisition process as one that sets an aggressive energy use intensity goal for the building in project planning, meets the reduced demand goal through energy efficiency strategies and technologies, then adds renewable energy in a prioritized manner, using building-associated, emission- free sources first, to offset the annual energy use required at the building; the net zero energy process extends through the life of the building, requiring a balance of energy use and production in each calendar year.

  16. Energy Efficiency Program Administrators and Building Energy Codes

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    2009-09-01

    Explores how energy efficiency program administrators have helped advance building energy codes at federal, state, and local levels using technical, institutional, financial, and other resources.

  17. Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Building Operations

    SciTech Connect

    New Buildings Institute; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Granderson, Jessica; Piette, Mary Ann; Rosenblum, Ben; Hu, Lily; Harris, Daniel; Mathew, Paul; Price, Phillip; Bell, Geoffrey; Katipamula, Srinivas; Brambley, Michael

    2011-10-01

    This handbook will give you the information you need to plan an energy-management strategy that works for your building, making it more energy efficient.

  18. Commercial Buildings Integration Program Logic Model

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Array of building stakeholders use building energy performance data & tools to incorporate energy efficiency into appraisal, underwriting, & other financial transactions The Commercial Integration Program accelerates the adoption of energy saving technologies and solutions in existing and new commercial buildings of all types by reducing specific technical and market barriers to spur investment in building energy performance. External Influences: DOE budget, Construction industry, Energy

  19. Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency

    SciTech Connect

    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

    2014-03-20

    China will account for about half of the new construction globally in the coming decade. Its floorspace doubled from 1996 to 2011, and Chinese rural buildings alone have as much floorspace as all of U.S. residential buildings. Building energy consumption has also grown, increasing by over 40% since 1990. To curb building energy demand, the Chinese government has launched a series of policies and programs. Combined, this growth in buildings and renovations, along with the policies to promote green buildings, are creating a large market for energy efficiency products and services. This report assesses the impact of China’s policies on building energy efficiency and on the market for energy efficiency in the future. The first chapter of this report introduces the trends in China, drawing on both historical analysis, and detailed modeling of the drivers behind changes in floorspace and building energy demand such as economic and population growth, urbanization, policy. The analysis describes the trends by region, building type and energy service. The second chapter discusses China’s policies to promote green buildings. China began developing building energy codes in the 1980s. Over time, the central government has increased the stringency of the code requirements and the extent of enforcement. The codes are mandatory in all new buildings and major renovations in China’s cities, and they have been a driving force behind the expansion of China’s markets for insulation, efficient windows, and other green building materials. China also has several other important policies to encourage efficient buildings, including the Three-Star Rating System (somewhat akin to LEED), financial incentives tied to efficiency, appliance standards, a phasing out of incandescent bulbs and promotion of efficient lighting, and several policies to encourage retrofits in existing buildings. In the third chapter, we take “deep dives” into the trends affecting key building components

  20. Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) - U.S. Energy

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

    Information Administration (EIA) Building Type Definitions In the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), buildings are classified according to principal activity, which is the primary business, commerce, or function carried on within each building. Buildings used for more than one of the activities described below are assigned to the activity occupying the most floorspace. A building assigned to a particular principal activity category may be used for other activities in a

  1. Building Energy Efficiency in Rural China

    SciTech Connect

    Evans, Meredydd; Yu, Sha; Song, Bo; Deng, Qinqin; Liu, Jing; Delgado, Alison

    2014-04-01

    Rural buildings in China now account for more than half of Chinas total building energy use. Forty percent of the floorspace in China is in rural villages and towns. Most of these buildings are very energy inefficient, and may struggle to meet basic needs. They are cold in the winter, and often experience indoor air pollution from fuel use. The Chinese government plans to adopt a voluntary building energy code, or design standard, for rural homes. The goal is to build on Chinas success with codes in urban areas to improve efficiency and comfort in rural homes. The Chinese government recognizes rural buildings represent a major opportunity for improving national building energy efficiency. The challenges of rural China are also greater than those of urban areas in many ways because of the limited local capacity and low income levels. The Chinese government wants to expand on new programs to subsidize energy efficiency improvements in rural homes to build capacity for larger-scale improvement. This article summarizes the trends and status of rural building energy use in China. It then provides an overview of the new rural building design standard, and describes options and issues to move forward with implementation.

  2. Building Energy Audit Report, for Hickam AFB, HI

    SciTech Connect

    Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A building energy assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at Hickam AFB, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This documents reports the results of that assessment.

  3. Test Procedures for Building Energy Simulation Tools | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Procedures for Building Energy Simulation Tools Test Procedures for Building Energy Simulation Tools Lead Performer: -- National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Golden, CO -- J. Neymark & Associates - Golden, CO -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Berkeley, CA Partners: -- ASHRAE Standing Special Projects Committee 140 -- Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) -- International Energy Agency (IEA) - Paris, France -- Trane Inc. - Piscataway, NJ -- Carrier Corp. - Alexandria,

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

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  5. Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Jump to: navigation, search Name Belize-Low-Carbon Energy for Central America: Building a Regional Model Agency...

  6. Building America Meetings | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    News & Events » Building America Meetings Building America Meetings Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research. Current Webinars Past Webinars Upcoming Meetings Past Technical and Stakeholder

  7. A simplified model for estimating population-scale energy impacts of building envelope air-tightening and mechanical ventilation retrofits

    SciTech Connect

    Logue, J. M.; Turner, W. J.N.; Walker, I. S.; Singer, B. C.

    2015-07-01

    Changing the air exchange rate of a home (the sum of the infiltration and mechanical ventilation airflow rates) affects the annual thermal conditioning energy. Large-scale changes to air exchange rates of the housing stock can significantly alter the residential sector’s energy consumption. However, the complexity of existing residential energy models is a barrier to the accurate quantification of the impact of policy changes on a state or national level.

  8. Energy Reduction Plan for State Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In April 2007, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed Executive Order 484, titled “Leading by Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings.” This order establishes numerous energy targets and...

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

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    ... of buildings and floorspace PDF XLS Energy sources and end uses Preliminary release date: April 30, 2015 Release date: May 20, 2016 Energy sources and end uses (Tables B22-B33) ...

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

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    ... The detailed tables for the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) ... and expenditures tables (C1-C38 and C1A-C38A), which contain energy usage data. ...

  11. Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Education Project

    SciTech Connect

    2013-01-13

    The primary objective of this grant is to educate the public about carbon emissions and the energy-saving and job-related benefits of commercial building energy efficiency. investments in Illinois.

  12. Re-Building Greensburg | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Re-Building Greensburg Re-Building Greensburg Addthis Description Greensburg, Kansas - A town that was devastated by a tornado in 2007, yet came back to be one of the Nation's most energy-efficient, sustainable communities. Civic leaders and entrepreneurs rallied residents behind the idea of "greening" Greensburg, inspiring the construction of energy-efficient buildings, some of which generate their own renewable power with solar panels and wind turbines. Greensburg has demonstrated

  13. Residential Buildings Integration Program | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Program Residential Buildings Integration Program Residential Buildings Integration Program Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review rbi_overview_lee_040213.pdf (1.48 MB) More Documents & Publications Home Performance with ENERGY STAR -- 10 Years of Continued Growth! Know the Score: Hear the Latest on Home Energy Score from DOE and Utility Partners (Presentation Slides) Microsoft PowerPoint - AGA webinar July 2013 Final .pptx

  14. Practical Integration Approach and Whole Building Energy Simulation of Three Energy Efficient Building Technologies: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Miller, J. P.; Zhivov, A.; Heron, D.; Deru, M.; Benne, K.

    2010-08-01

    Three technologies that have potential to save energy and improve sustainability of buildings are dedicated outdoor air systems, radiant heating and cooling systems and tighter building envelopes. To investigate the energy savings potential of these three technologies, whole building energy simulations were performed for a barracks facility and an administration facility in 15 U.S. climate zones and 16 international locations.

  15. Building Momentum | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Momentum Building Momentum June 28, 2012 - 4:02pm Addthis President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton take a tour of the upgrades of the Transwestern Building in Washington, Dec. 2, 2011. | Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton take a tour of the upgrades of the Transwestern Building in Washington, Dec. 2, 2011. | Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson. Jeff Zients Acting Director of the Office of Management

  16. Building Energy Data Exchange Specification Scoping Report

    Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  17. Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 2016 Summer Study will be the 19th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this pre-eminent meeting to discuss the technological basis for, and practical implementation of, actions to reduce energy use and the climate impacts associated with buildings.

  18. Energy Efficient State Building Initiative

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The DOA has incorporated the requirements of the Executive Order into Indiana's standard instructions to designers for projects on state-owned buildings. Efficiency can be demonstrated through...

  19. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Target Market and Audience * Building ownersoperators, ... Tool Data Collection & Analysis Tool Meet FedStateLocal ... authentication * Refine sensitivity analysis, weather ...

  20. EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk | Department

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    of Energy EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk EnergyPlus Boosts Building Efficiency with Help from Autodesk November 21, 2013 - 1:55pm Addthis Amir Roth, Ph.D. Amir Roth, Ph.D. Building Energy Modeling Technology Manager KEY FACTS Building energy simulation is the calculation of energy used to heat, cool, light, and ventilate a building given a description of the building and its operation. Building energy simulation plays important roles in the design of

  1. DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Building Re-tuning to Reduce Energy Waste" on Tuesday, September 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 ... new model that was developed to help municipal utilities, solar developers, and state ...

  2. Energy End-Use Intensities in Commercial Buildings1995 -- Overview...

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    by the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and (2) building energy simulations provided by the Facility Energy Decision Screening (FEDS) system. The...

  3. Using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for Public Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for Public Building Upgrades: Reducing Energy Bills in the City of Philadelphia Using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for Public Building ...

  4. Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Residential Building...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  5. DEVELOPMENT OF A FLEXIBLE, MULTIZONE, MULTIFAMILY BUILDING SIMULATION MODEL

    SciTech Connect

    Malhotra, Mini; Im, Piljae

    2012-01-01

    Weatherization of multifamily buildings is gaining increased attention in the U.S. Available energy audit tools for multifamily buildings were found to need desirable improvements. On the wish list of field experts for enhanced features was the basic ability to model multizone buildings (i.e., one thermal zone per dwelling unit) with simplified user inputs, which allows a better analysis of decentralized and centralized HVAC and domestic hot water systems of multifamily buildings without having to create detailed building models. To address the desired capabilities, development of an enhanced energy audit tool was begun in 2011. The tool is a strategically structured, flexible, one-zone-per-unit, DOE-2.1e model coupled with a simplified user interface to model small to large multifamily buildings with decentralized or centralized systems and associated energy measures. This paper describes the modeling concept and its implementation.

  6. A long-term, integrated impact assessment of alternative building energy code scenarios in China

    SciTech Connect

    Yu, Sha; Eom, Jiyong; Evans, Meredydd; Clarke, Leon E.

    2014-04-01

    China is the second largest building energy user in the world, ranking first and third in residential and commercial energy consumption. Beginning in the early 1980s, the Chinese government has developed a variety of building energy codes to improve building energy efficiency and reduce total energy demand. This paper studies the impact of building energy codes on energy use and CO2 emissions by using a detailed building energy model that represents four distinct climate zones each with three building types, nested in a long-term integrated assessment framework GCAM. An advanced building stock module, coupled with the building energy model, is developed to reflect the characteristics of future building stock and its interaction with the development of building energy codes in China. This paper also evaluates the impacts of building codes on building energy demand in the presence of economy-wide carbon policy. We find that building energy codes would reduce Chinese building energy use by 13% - 22% depending on building code scenarios, with a similar effect preserved even under the carbon policy. The impact of building energy codes shows regional and sectoral variation due to regionally differentiated responses of heating and cooling services to shell efficiency improvement.

  7. EIA Energy Efficiency-Commercial Buildings Sector Energy Intensities...

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Building Activity (Table 1b) html table 1b excel table 1b pdf table 1b. Total Primary Energy Consumption (U.S. and Census Region) By Principal Building Activity (Table 1c) html...

  8. Manage Organizational Energy Use in a Commercial Building | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Commercial Buildings » Manage Organizational Energy Use in a Commercial Building Manage Organizational Energy Use in a Commercial Building Photo of participants listening to a speaker at the Commercial Building Energy Alliances Executive Exchange with Commercial Building Stakeholders forum at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, on May 24, 2012. Integrating ongoing energy efficiency upgrades for your commercial building(s) into the fabric of your

  9. Nevada Energy Code for Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Legislation signed in 2009 changed the process of adopting building codes in the state. Previously, the statewide code would only apply to local governments that had not already adopted a code,...

  10. Energy Standards for Public Buildings

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Note: As of July 2015, Missouri state facilities under construction or renovation, and commercial buildings purchased or leased by state agencies, must comply with the 2015 IECC, pursuant to the...

  11. Buildings Events | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    December 2015 < prev next > Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 Informational Webinar: GSA and DOE Seek Innovative Building Technologies 1:00PM to 3:00PM EST Addressing...

  12. #AskEnergySaver: Building Envelopes | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Envelopes #AskEnergySaver: Building Envelopes May 30, 2014 - 3:16pm Addthis You're home's building envelope protects your home's interior from the outdoor environment to keep you comfortable all year long. But it can also contribute to higher heating and cooling costs. Learn how to improve its efficiency and save you money. | Photo courtesy of Kenneth Kelly, National Renewable Energy Lab. You're home's building envelope protects your home's interior from the outdoor environment to keep

  13. Energy consumption series: Lighting in commercial buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-03-11

    Lighting represents a substantial fraction of commercial electricity consumption. A wide range of initiatives in the Department of Energy`s (DOE) National Energy Strategy have focused on commercial lighting as a potential source of energy conservation. This report provides a statistical profile of commercial lighting, to examine the potential for lighting energy conservation in commercial buildings. The principal conclusion from this analysis is that energy use for lighting could be reduced by as much as a factor of four using currently available technology. The analysis is based primarily on the Energy Information Administration`s (EIA) 1986 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). The more recent 1989 survey had less detail on lighting, for budget reasons. While changes have occurred in the commercial building stock since 1986, the relationships identified by this analysis are expected to remain generally valid. In addition, the analytic approach developed here can be applied to the data that will be collected in the 1992 CBECS.

  14. How are Building Energy Codes Developed? | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    How are Building Energy Codes Developed? How are Building Energy Codes Developed? August 8, 2016 - 2:19pm Addthis Image courtesy of LBNL. Image courtesy of LBNL. David Cohan David Cohan Building Energy Codes Program Manager We recently gave an overview of building energy codes and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) corresponding role. Now, we are going to take a deeper dive into the three main steps in the codes process: how they are developed, adopted, and complied with. This post focuses on

  15. A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System

    SciTech Connect

    Lacommare, Kristina S H; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Lai, Judy

    2008-05-15

    The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) is building a new long-range (to 2050) forecasting model for use in budgetary and management applications called the Stochastic Energy Deployment System (SEDS), which explicitly incorporates uncertainty through its development within the Analytica(R) platform of Lumina Decision Systems. SEDS is designed to be a fast running (a few minutes), user-friendly model that analysts can readily run and modify in its entirety through a visual programming interface. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is responsible for implementing the SEDS Buildings Module. The initial Lite version of the module is complete and integrated with a shared code library for modeling demand-side technology choice developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lumina. The module covers both commercial and residential buildings at the U.S. national level using an econometric forecast of floorspace requirement and a model of building stock turnover as the basis for forecasting overall demand for building services. Although the module is fundamentally an engineering-economic model with technology adoption decisions based on cost and energy performance characteristics of competing technologies, it differs from standard energy forecasting models by including considerations of passive building systems, interactions between technologies (such as internal heat gains), and on-site power generation.

  16. Economic Energy Savings Potential in Federal Buildings

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, Daryl R.; Dirks, James A.; Hunt, Diane M.

    2000-09-04

    The primary objective of this study was to estimate the current life-cycle cost-effective (i.e., economic) energy savings potential in Federal buildings and the corresponding capital investment required to achieve these savings, with Federal financing. Estimates were developed for major categories of energy efficiency measures such as building envelope, heating system, cooling system, and lighting. The analysis was based on conditions (building stock and characteristics, retrofit technologies, interest rates, energy prices, etc.) existing in the late 1990s. The potential impact of changes to any of these factors in the future was not considered.

  17. Saving Energy and Money with Building Energy Codes in the United...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... Photo credit: iStock7427853 Saving Energy and Money with Building Energy Codes in the United States BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE 4 Building Energy Codes Program: National Benefts ...

  18. Better Buildings Network View | June 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Better Buildings Network View | June 2014 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF icon ...

  19. Better Buildings Network View | May 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Better Buildings Network View | May 2014 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF icon ...

  20. Better Buildings Network View | March 2014 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    4 Better Buildings Network View | March 2014 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF ...

  1. Better Buildings Network View | April 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Better Buildings Network View | April 2015 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF ...

  2. Better Buildings Network View | March 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Better Buildings Network View | March 2015 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF ...

  3. Better Buildings Network View | March 2016 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    6 Better Buildings Network View | March 2016 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF ...

  4. Better Buildings Network View | June 2015 | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    5 Better Buildings Network View | June 2015 The Better Buildings Network View monthly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Residential Network. PDF icon ...

  5. Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings | Department of Energy

    Energy Saver

    Residential Buildings Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings Partner With DOE and Residential Buildings The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partners with a variety of ...

  6. Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

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

  7. Buildings Energy Data Book: 4.4 Legislation Affecting Energy Consumption of Federal Buildings and Facilities

    Buildings Energy Data Book

    1 Energy Policy Act of 2005, Provisions Affecting Energy Consumption in Federal Buildings Source(s): Energy Management Requirements - Amended reduction goals set by the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, and requires increasing percentage reductions in energy consumption through FY 2015, with a final energy consumption reduction goal of 20 percent savings in FY 2015, as compared to the baseline energy consumption of Federal buildings in FY 2003. (These goals were superseded by Section 431

  8. Energy efficiency in buildings: Progress and promise

    SciTech Connect

    O'Hara, F.M. Jr.; Hirst, E.; Clinton, J.; Geller, H.; Kroner, W.

    1986-01-01

    The purpose of this book is twofold: to review current knowledge on energy use and efficiency in residential and commercial buildings and to suggest important research and program topics for future study. The introductory chapters set the stage for subsequent discussions of what we now know and where we want to go. We first review overall patterns of energy use in residential and commercial buildings and the dramatic changes in energy trends after 1973, including the roles of government, utility, and private sector efforts in making these changes. We next discuss reasons for continuing research and programs to improve energy efficiency in buildings and note the complexity and diversity among buildings in their design, construction, operation, maintenance, and use. We then turn our attention to how much has been accomplished and learned about reducing energy use in buildings since the 1973 oil embargo. Finally, we offer many suggestions that merit attention in both the short and long terms. The short-term proposals flow logically from current research and programs on energy efficient buildings. The long-term agenda (including several visions of the future) covers ideas that, in some ways, require changes in how we view our built environment and the social institutions under which buildings are constructed and operated. 406 refs., 52 figs., 33 tabs.

  9. Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Commercial Buildings » Analysis Tools » Energy Asset Score » Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions This page features answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Building Energy Asset Score. Choose from the list of questions below to learn more: Program Overview What is the Building Energy Asset Score? The Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for assessing the physical and

  10. Small Buildings = Big Opportunity for Energy Savings (Fact Sheet), Building Technologies Office (BTO), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Buildings = Big Opportunity for Energy Savings There is nothing small about the impact that small commercial buildings have on energy use in the United States. In fact, the 4.6 million small buildings across the nation consume 44% of the overall energy use in buildings, presenting an enormous opportunity to cut costs, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this potential, small building owners and operators face unique challenges that have historically impeded the adoption of

  11. Energy efficient building structure and panel therefor

    SciTech Connect

    Carroll, Th.J.; Paisley, J.K.

    1984-08-28

    A building structure is constructed from a plurality of sheathed, foam cored structural panels which are adapted to receive solar energy conversion or heat storage devices and are adapted to be connected in an air flow loop to provide integral heating and/or cooling systems for the building structure.

  12. Sault Tribe Building Efficiency Energy Audits

    SciTech Connect

    Holt, Jeffrey W.

    2013-09-26

    The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is working to reduce energy consumption and expense in Tribally-owned governmental buildings. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will conduct energy audits of nine Tribally-owned governmental buildings in three counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the technical and economic viability of energy efficiency improvement options. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will follow established Tribal procurement policies and procedures to secure the services of a qualified provider to conduct energy audits of nine designated buildings. The contracted provider will be required to provide a progress schedule to the Tribe prior to commencing the project and submit an updated schedule with their monthly billings. Findings and analysis reports will be required for buildings as completed, and a complete Energy Audit Summary Report will be required to be submitted with the provider?s final billing. Conducting energy audits of the nine governmental buildings will disclose building inefficiencies to prioritize and address, resulting in reduced energy consumption and expense. These savings will allow Tribal resources to be reallocated to direct services, which will benefit Tribal members and families.

  13. Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator | Open Energy Informatio...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Upgrade Value Calculator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator (for Office Properties) AgencyCompany...

  14. Building Energy Codes Fact Sheet | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Codes Fact Sheet Building Energy Codes Fact Sheet Today's building energy codes provide in excess of 30% energy savings compared to the codes of a decade ago. Current codes are expected to save U.S. home and business owners an estimated $5 billion annually (as of 2012). Since 1992, building codes have also resulted in about 300 million tons of avoid CO2 emissions. Read the fact sheet below to learn about the DOE Building Energy Codes program, or visit energycodes.gov for more information. View

  15. Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings Through State Energy Codes

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Distinctive Characteristics * BCAP is the catalyst for developing state-based, long- term solutions: - Convene state experts; train ...

  16. Buildings and Energy in the 1980's

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Table R8.82p. Total and Average Primaary Consumption and Expenditures for All Major Energy Sources in Residential Buildings, 1982 Total Average RSE Row Fac- tors Expenditures...

  17. Buildings and Energy in the 1980's

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Table R8.90p. Total and Average Primary Consumption and Expenditures for All Major Energy Sources in Residential Buildings, 1990 Total Average RSE Row Fac- tors Expenditures...

  18. Buildings and Energy in the 1980's

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Table R8.81p. Total and Average Primary Consumption and Expenditures for All Major Energy Sources in Residential Buildings, 1981 Total Average RSE Row Fac- tors Expenditures...

  19. Buildings and Energy in the 1980's

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Table R8.84p. Total and Average Primary Consumption and Expenditures for All Major Energy Sources in Residential Buildings, 1984 Total Average RSE Row Fac- tors Expenditures...

  20. Buildings and Energy in the 1980's

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Table R8.87p. Total and Average Primary Consumption and Expenditures for All Major Energy Sources in Residential Buildings, 1987 Total Average RSE Row Factors Expenditures (million...

  1. Sweden Building Data | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Page Edit History Sweden Building Data Jump to: navigation, search For several years now, the Swedish Energy Agency has been working, under the name of the STIL2 project, to...

  2. A Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Common Definition for Zero Energy Buildings September 2015 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by The National Institute of Building Sciences NREL Research Support Facility, photo credit: Bill Gillies, NREL (This page intentionally left blank) Acknowledgements The Project Team would like to thank the Subject Matter Experts who were interviewed during the research phase of the project, as well as the Stakeholders who provided comments during the evaluation phase of the project. They all

  3. Advanced Building Control Solutions | Department of Energy

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    Building Control Solutions Advanced Building Control Solutions Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Richland, WA Partners: -- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Oak Ridge, TN -- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) - Berkeley, CA FY16 DOE Funding: $1,200,000 Project Term: Current - September 30, 2016 Funding Type: Direct Lab Funding PROJECT OBJECTIVE In order to enable and ensure persistent energy savings energy savings through advancements in sensing and

  4. Commercial Buildings | Department of Energy

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    For the Obama Administration, moving towards the goal of energy independence has been a clear priority since day one. Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy A new report shows how a ...

  5. State Building Energy Efficiency Program

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    Life-cycle analysis must address the expected energy efficiency of a given facility. Each state entity must develop a program to manage energy efficiency and cost conservation and appoint a staff...

  6. Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)...

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    and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. ...

  7. Building America FY14 Projects by Building Type | Department of Energy

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    Projects by Building Type Building America FY14 Projects by Building Type This table lists U.S. Department of Energy Building America FY14 research projects by building type. building_america_fy14projects_bldgtype.pdf (236.49 KB) More Documents & Publications Building America FY14 Research Projects by Research Team

  8. Better Buildings | Department of Energy

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    What is Mission Innovation? What is Mission Innovation? Learn about this joint effort by more than 20 nations to double clean energy R&D by 2020. Read more Revolution Now Revolution Now Learn how five clean energy technologies are helping consumers and the planet. Read more Home Heating 101 Home Heating 101 Here's everything you need to know to stay warm and save energy at home. Read more Fusion Energy Fusion Energy Check out the infographic to learn how fusion reactions power the Sun, how

  9. Control and Room Temperature Optimization of Energy Efficient Buildings

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    Djouadi, Seddik M; Kuruganti, Phani Teja

    2012-01-01

    The building sector consumes a large part of the energy used in the United States and is responsible for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore economically and environmentally important to reduce the building energy consumption to realize massive energy savings. In this paper, a method to control room temperature in buildings is proposed. The approach is based on a distributed parameter model represented by a three dimensional (3D) heat equation in a room with heater/cooler located at ceiling. The latter is resolved using finite element methods, and results in a model for room temperature with thousands of states. The latter is not amenable to control design. A reduced order model of only few states is then derived using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD). A Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) is computed based on the reduced model, and applied to the full order model to control room temperature.

  10. Scout: A Portfolio Impact Analysis Tool for Building Energy-Efficiency Technologies

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    Building Energy-Efficiency Technologies Jared Langevin and Chioke Harris EERE/AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy What we'll cover 1. New software for estimating national energy/CO 2 impacts of building energy efficiency measures 2. The data and modeling approach of this software 3. A vision for this software's use and development We all want low energy, low cost, healthy buildings The problem: many efficient technologies, multiple

  11. Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems

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    Ma, Yudong; Borrelli, Francesco; Hencey, Brandon; Coffey, Brian; Bengea, Sorin; Haves, Philip

    2010-06-29

    A model-based predictive control (MPC) is designed for optimal thermal energy storage in building cooling systems. We focus on buildings equipped with a water tank used for actively storing cold water produced by a series of chillers. Typically the chillers are operated at night to recharge the storage tank in order to meet the building demands on the following day. In this paper, we build on our previous work, improve the building load model, and present experimental results. The experiments show that MPC can achieve reduction in the central plant electricity cost and improvement of its efficiency.

  12. NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy...

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    Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National ... research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. ...

  13. An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy...

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    An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management An Extensible Sensing and Control Platform for Building Energy Management Lead Performer: Carnegie Mellon ...

  14. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training...

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    Session More Documents & Publications Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: 2013 Pilot Overview...

  15. Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation...

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    Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation Business Case for Energy Efficient Building Retrofit and Renovation This report outlines ways to make the right ...

  16. DOE Announces Webinars on Reducing Energy Use in Buildings, Integratin...

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    Reducing Energy Use in Buildings, Integrating Bioenergy into the Classroom, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Reducing Energy Use in Buildings, Integrating Bioenergy into the ...

  17. SEE Action Series: Local Strategies for Whole-Building Energy...

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    SEE Action Series: Local Strategies for Whole-Building Energy Savings SEE Action Series: Local Strategies for Whole-Building Energy Savings This presentation provides information ...

  18. Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned...

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    Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned Building ... These brochures present the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the ...

  19. Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency...

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    Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency Project Decision Making Database Aids Building Owners and Operators in Energy-Efficiency Project Decision Making ...

  20. Webinar: Energy Is Everywhere! Join the Better Buildings Challenge

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    Multifamily residential buildings and operations can be made more energy-efficient using cost-effective energy improvements, while simultaneously creating jobs and building a stronger economy....