Presenter: John Messner, the Pennsylvania State University Consortium for Building Energy Innovation

Energy modeling often is inconsistently applied in the small- and medium-sized commercial building (SMSCB) market, in part because existing models are either too complex relative to the project size or because models are not interoperable with other retrofit design tools. To address that issue, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) are working to enhance the functionality of OpenStudio, which is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools that support whole-building energy modeling. To this end, the project aims to boost retrofit projects and enable project teams to easily integrate energy, daylight, and airflow modeling into their design workflows.

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