Software environment that supports the integration of multiple building models and databases used by analysis and visualization tools, through a single, object-based representation of building components and systems. BDA (Building Design Advisor) acts as a data manager and process controller, allowing building designers to benefit from the capabilities of multiple analysis and visualization tools throughout the building design process. BDA is implemented as a Windows-based application. The current version includes links to a simplified Daylighting Computation Module (DCM), a simplified Electric lighting Computation Module (ECM), and the DOE-2.1E Building Energy Simulation software.
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Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is an easy-to-use building energy efficiency software tool that quickly and objectively identifies energy efficiency improvements that maximize life-cycle savings. The Windows-based program requires only minimal user experience and input to perform energy efficiency assessment screenings as well as detailed energy retrofit project analyses across a wide variety of building types, from single buildings to large multi-building campuses and installations.
DSOM® (Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance) is a patented expert O&M system that integrates plant operations, energy management, and maintenance processes. The DSOM package provides operators and engineers with the information they need including equipment health, real-time and long-term trending of critical operational parameters, and operational requirements for cost-effective operating decisions, creating savings in fuel, personnel and maintenance costs, and further cost reductions due to extending plant life.
Retailer Energy Alliance (REA)-Restaurant members have expressed difficulty in prioritizing buildings within their portfolio for investments in energy saving upgrades. To meet this gap, this performance evaluation how-to guide and spreadsheet toolkit helps to identify poor performing buildings that will help owners prioritize use of capital resources for cost-effective energy efficiency measures. (For the how-to guide, see https://buildingdata.energy.gov/cbrd/resource/914)
The Modelica Buildings library is a free open-source library with dynamic simulation models for building energy and control systems. The library contains models for
- air-based HVAC systems,
- water-based heating systems,
- heat transfer among rooms and the outside, and
- multizone airflow, including natural ventilation and contaminant transport.
The primary use of the library is for flexible and fast modeling of building energy and control systems to accelerate innovation leading to cost-effective very low energy systems for new and existing buildings.