06/17/2013

Is That Project Worth the Cost?

 
Compare your building with data from more than 60,000 other facilities.

If you’re not quite sure whether a potential efficiency project strikes the right balance between cost and benefit, ask a colleague – or 60,000 of them.

The free Buildings Performance Database, a new tool from the Department of Energy, aggregates data on real performance (not modeled) and building features from tens of thousands of buildings across the U.S. It allows users to compare and graph the energy use of their own buildings to the others in the database, with the option to narrow the results to facilities of similar building type, floor area, age, occupancy, and features.

The database also includes a retrofit analysis feature that can compare building energy use with different technologies and determine the probability of achieving various levels of energy savings. All data is presented without identifying information such as building names or street addresses, which presents building managers with a way to compare efficiency projects throughout their portfolios without publicly identifying the lowest performers.

Future developments for the tool include additional building assets and equipment, as well as metered interval data from utilities, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is developing the tool with the DOE and Building Energy Inc., a Portland, OR software company. Buildings Performance Database is available at bpd.lbl.gov.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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