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The 2019 Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) Peer Review was held on April 15-April 18, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. This seventh annual review encompassed many of BTO's active research, development, validation, and systems integration projects. Independent experts assessed the progress and contributions of each project toward BTO's mission...

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the winners of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition.

Congratulations to the winners:

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

Syed Ahmed Al Muyeed, Lehigh University

Controlled Growth of Self-Assembled InGaN Quantum Dots Using Templates of...

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer 21 courses during the 2020 ASHRAE...

New Buildings Institute maintains the most comprehensive list of zero energy and zero carbon buildings in North America and the call for projects is now open. 

The database has grown since NBI published the ...

On November 14, 2019, the IBPSA-USA Wisconsin Chapter participated in a tour of the Trane® centrifugal chiller manufacturing plant, and viewed an ice storage configuration used on the site. The presentation covered design and control considerations that should be taken into account for energy modeling of ice storage/...

In the first half of 2019, IBPSA-USA and Model Efficiency led a DOE-funded effort to interview building energy modeling (BEM) practitioners, with a primary focus on architects. The objective of the interviews was to learn how the practitioners were able to successfully adopt BEM tools and apply them to various project-design use cases.

This project provided us...

This year's Project StaSIO competition, held during the ASHRAE BPAC, was a great success! Contestants competed to produce simulation graphics that “told...

This September, the 2019 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference in Denver marked the 5th LowDown Showdown energy modeling competition. The LowDown Showdown has become an annual energy modeling...

I've heard repeatedly about Spawn of EnergyPlus and seen this project in the DOE roadmap. What is the future of energy modeling going to look like for the industry? Can you provide a "Co-simulation 101" please?

-Curious about Co-Simulation

Dear Curious,

The future of energy modeling will be similar to the present of energy modeling—EnergyPlus is...

Building owners, investors, and other decision-makers often want to be sure their energy-efficiency choices will result not only in energy savings but also the improved financial performance of the building. With the support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ...

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