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Title: NREL's OpenStudio Helps Design More Efficient Buildings (Fact Sheet)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created the OpenStudio software platform that makes it easier for architects and engineers to evaluate building energy efficiency measures throughout the design process. OpenStudio makes energy modeling more accessible and affordable, helping professionals to design structures with lower utility bills and less carbon emissions, resulting in a healthier environment. OpenStudio includes a user-friendly application suite that makes the U.S. Department of Energy's EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engines easier to use for whole building energy and daylighting performance analysis. OpenStudio is freely available and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1140096
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A42-62338
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Innovation Impact: Buildings, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Communications and Outreach
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING OPENSTUDIO; DRAG AND DROP; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; EFFICIENT BUILDINGS; ENERGY MODELING; BUILDING DESIGN; SOFTWARE; ENERGYPLUS; RADIANCE; WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS; DAYLIGHTING PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS; TRIMBLE SKETCHUP; BUILDING COMPONENT LIBRARY; BCL; PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS TOOL; COMPARATIVE ANALYSES; SIMPLE PAYBACK; LIFE-CYCLE COST; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT; PUBLIC LICENSE; APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE