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

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.

February 23, 2021

Architecture Firm Perkins&Will “SPEEDs” Up Early-Stage BEM

The Energy lab at architecture firm Perkins&Will used OpenStudio to develop a cloud-based energy analysis tool that supports its 2,000 architects.

January 19, 2021

DOE Publishes Research and Development Opportunities Document for Building Energy Modeling

DOE has published a peer reviewed "RDO" document that identifies barriers to BEM adoptions and potential roles for BTO in overcoming these barriers.

July 27, 2020

Python EMS: A Unique EnergyPlus Feature Gets a Serious Upgrade

Released in March 2020, EnergyPlus 9.3.0 fast-forwards the Energy Management System feature about 40 years.