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Using BEopt to Optimize Home Energy Performance

Author: Eric Wilson
June 20, 2015

The story of BEopt starts in October 2000, when a seminal two-day workshop was held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to explore the then-novel concept of zero net energy (ZNE) buildings. Representatives from the ... [continue reading]


Get Started Using BEopt

Author: Eric Wilson
June 22, 2015

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 ... [continue reading]


State-Level Energy Efficiency Potential in the U.S. Single-Family Housing Stock

October 29, 2017

A homeowner needs to replace an HVAC system. What replacement equipment best meets the multiple goals of affordability, energy efficiency, and comfort? Is the upfront cost of a highly efficient variable-speed heat pump in the ... [continue reading]

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