The Building Energy Modeling (BEM) sub-program is an important part of BTO and its Emerging Technologies Program. BEM is a versatile, multipurpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, code compliance, green certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives, and even real-time building control. BEM is also used in large-scale analyses to develop building energy-efficiency codes and inform policy decisions. So what exactly is BEM? And what roles does the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) play in the BEM industry and community? Learn more about BEM, its uses, and BTO’s BEM portfolio ►
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Architecture Firm Perkins&Will “SPEEDs” Up Early-Stage BEMLearn More
The Energy lab at architecture firm Perkins&Will used OpenStudio to develop a cloud-based energy analysis tool that supports its 2,000 architects.
DOE Publishes Research and Development Opportunities Document for Building Energy ModelingLearn More
DOE has published a peer reviewed "RDO" document that identifies barriers to BEM adoptions and potential roles for BTO in overcoming these barriers.
Python EMS: A Unique EnergyPlus Feature Gets a Serious UpgradeLearn More
Released in March 2020, EnergyPlus 9.3.0 fast-forwards the Energy Management System feature about 40 years.