Welcome to the Building Technologies Office's Building Energy Modeling blog.

August 10, 2021

Cove.Tool Officiates Perfect Marriage Between Reduced Order Modeling and OpenStudio

Cove.tool is using OpenStudio to integrate detailed energy simulation into its reduced-order modeling design platform, giving architects an end-to-end workflow with capabilities tailored to the needs of different design stages.

July 26, 2021

It's Alive! After Five Years in the Lab, Spawn of EnergyPlus is Finally Here

For the past five years, DOE and the national labs have been developing a next-generation simulation engine that bridges the worlds of BEM and controls. In May of this year, Spawn, was released as part of the Modelica Buildings Library.

July 17, 2021

EnergyPlus Turns 20!

On April 12, 2021 EnergyPlus, DOE's flagship BEM engine celebrated its twentieth birthday. Several of those who were there at the beginning look back at those early days and remark on the changes they've seen in the last two decades.

March 22, 2021

New Toolkit Helps Save Energy in Two Data Centers—and Potentially Many More

A team led by the University of Colorado-Boulder has developed a combined cooling and airflow simulation and optimization toolkit that has already enabled significant energy savings in two data centers.