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Get Started Using BEopt

Download BEopt and EnergyPlus or DOE-2. Once they are installed, start BEopt and select either New Construction or Retrofit mode. Geometry screen. Click and drag to draw your building floor plan. Options screen. Select building ...

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DESLog Delivers Timely Answers about Home Energy Use

Author: Karen Linner
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September 01, 1997

Blower doors, pressure tests, and other diagnostic tools are useful for assessing home performance before and after weatherization. [continue reading]

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Energy-10

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September 01, 1997

In the past two decades, many energy analysis software packages have appeared on the market. Most of these have been time-consuming, complicated to use, or unable to handle a sufficient number of variables. [continue reading]

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Advancing the Art of PRISM Analysis

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July 01, 1995

Since the original version of PRISMÃ(PRInceton Scorekeeping Method, developed and copyrighted by Princeton University) was released in 1986, it has been used by utilities, private companies, government agencies, and universities to estimate energy savings from conservation programs. [continue reading]

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Measuring the Performance of the National Energy Audit

Author: Terry Sharp
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May 01, 1995

In 1978, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published Project Retro-Tech to provide all states a manual technique for identifying low-income weatherization measures that would produce the most energy savings per dollar spent. [continue reading]

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PRISM Does Windows

Author: Ted Rieger
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March 01, 1995

A new and improved version of the most widely used computer software for analyzing retrofit energy savings from utility billing data is now available. [continue reading]

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Computerized Energy Audits

Author: Cyril Penn
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May 01, 1994

Weatherization agencies have complained for years about a U.S. Department of Energy requirement that 40% of Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds be spent on "materials" rather than labor. [continue reading]

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May 01, 1994

The National Energy Audit, Recipe for a "DOE-Approved" Computer Energy Audit [continue reading]

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Confessions of an "Addicted" Auditor

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May 01, 1994

My initial reaction to the prospect of a computerized audit was sarcastic disdain--right, a computer is going to tell me what's wrong with a building! [continue reading]

Converging Trends

Rick Barnett

Converging Trends

Environmental Leader recently described legal challenges faced by a business coalition†supporting the “Clean Power Plan.” Aside from ...

11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing

Shawna Henderson

11 Flavors of Sustainable Housing

Keeping track of what's going on in the world of low-impact, sustainable housing is, and was, a challenge.

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