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Building energy analysis tool

United States Patent

April 12, 2016
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A building energy analysis system includes a building component library configured to store a plurality of building components, a modeling tool configured to access the building component library and create a building model of a building under analysis using building spatial data and using selected building components of the plurality of building components stored in the building component library, a building analysis engine configured to operate the building model and generate a baseline energy model of the building under analysis and further configured to apply one or more energy conservation measures to the baseline energy model in order to generate one or more corresponding optimized energy models, and a recommendation tool configured to assess the one or more optimized energy models against the baseline energy model and generate recommendations for substitute building components or modifications.
Brackney; Larry (Denver, CO), Parker; Andrew (Golden, CO), Long; Nicholas (Arvada, CO), Metzger; Ian (Wheat Ridge, CO), Dean; Jesse (Lakewood, CO), Lisell; Lars (Denver, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
13/ 493,858
June 11, 2012
The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.