BTO Seeks Comments on Draft Building Energy Modeling Roadmap

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The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks input from stakeholders on a draft Building Energy Modeling Roadmap. The draft Roadmap provides background and context, then outlines steps that BTO’s contractor recommends to help increase the use of BEM tools for the design and operation of energy-efficient buildings. The draft Roadmap is based in part on stakeholder input received through two workshops and telephone interviews. Stakeholders included experts in all aspects of BEM tool development and real world applications.

In particular, DOE seeks comments on:

  • Accuracy and  completeness of the barriers identified in the draft Roadmap (see Section 5)
  • Example BEM uses and user expectations of how long it should take for common modeling tasks (see Section 6.3.3/Table 6-6)
  • Metrics recommended in the draft Roadmap to measure increases in BEM use, improve BEM accuracy, and improve BEM user productivity (see Sections 6.3 and 6.6)
  • Credible estimate and data source to determine penetration level of LEED-certified commercial new construction floor space (Section 6.6/Table 6-17)

Please provide comments using the below comment form; comments will not be accepted in any other form. Send your comments to BEMroadmap@ee.doe.gov. Comments are due by April 1, 2016.

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