Get Started Using BEopt

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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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Concrete Software

Author: John Gajda
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January 01, 2005

       The number of concrete homes is growing, and now there is software available to correctly size HVAC equipment in these homes. In 1993, the above-grade concrete wall market for single-family detached ... [continue reading]

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HEED-Advised Affordable Housing

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March 01, 2004

A free design tool can help identify the most cost-effective strategies for improving building energy efficiency and occupant comfort. [continue reading]

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Slicing Energy Use with Sharp Calculation Tools

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September 01, 2003

        How can a calculator save energy? The right kind of calculator can provide a rational basis for deciding which conservation measures are good investments for a particular building. Builders ... [continue reading]

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Keeping Score

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March 01, 2003

A package of software tools is designed to make routine measurement of actual energy savings cost-effective for home performance contractors. [continue reading]

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EnergyPlus Has More

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September 01, 2001

            EnergyPlus Has More Q: I’m an energy-conscious architect who has been using software simulations in my work designing homes and doing home renovations. However, ... [continue reading]

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Two New Software Gems

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September 01, 1999

ince I last wrote in Home Energy about software (see "Putting the Byte into Your Analysis Toolkit," HE Sept/Oct '98, p. 25), some new developments have taken place in energy design software tools. [continue reading]

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Putting the Byte into Your Analysis Toolkit

Author: Bion Howard
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September 01, 1998

When it comes to energy efficiency analysis, you have specific needs. Chances are, there's a software package out there that fits your needs. [continue reading]

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Software: The Key to Effective Ratings

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September 01, 1998

The success of window ratings programs, from the United Kingdom to Korea, depends on consistent, accurate, and inexpensive software. [continue reading]

The Real Women of Home Performance

Amy Beley

The Real Women of Home Performance

At the ACI National Conference this year, I was remiss that there was no official presence of Women in ...

DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

Stacy Hunt

DOE's Building Science Education Efforts: A Request

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

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