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    Get Started Using BEopt

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    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 ...
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    DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

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    In recent years, DOE has developed the DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education - a set ...
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