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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 drag to draw your building floor plan. Options screen. Select building ...
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]
A free design tool can help identify the most cost-effective strategies for improving building energy efficiency and occupant comfort. [continue reading]
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]
A package of software tools is designed to make routine measurement of actual energy savings cost-effective for home performance contractors. [continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...