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  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

  • Tools & Training

    This section covers and links to systems, methods, databases, calculators, checklists, etc. designed to help Federal officials and their partners ac...
  • Integrative Design Process

    Integrative thinking looks for synergies among strategies - strategies that enhance one another. It also looks for strategies that, taken together, ...
  • Water Efficiency

    Buildings are significant users of the Earth’s freshwater supply. The goal of a responsible building operator should be to encourage a sma...

  • Overview

    Individual sustainability projects should support strategic long-term goals. Here you can explore practical approaches to strategic long-term planni...

Energy Simulation Model/Energy Model

Energy modeling is a computer based tool that predicts the amount of energy that a building will consume. It is a helpful way to identify potentially inefficient systems and compare a building’s energy use to a baseline performance case.

DOE NREL | Building Technologies Analysis

DOE EERE | EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Software

Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

    Kitchen exhaust hoods are a large energy consumer in cafeteria spaces. Significant amounts of energy can be conserved by utilizing transfer air – co...
  • Occupancy-Control Device

    Occupancy control can save a great deal of energy as it energizes outlets only when users are present and de-energizes them when the space is vacan...
  • Oven

    Convection ovens are common in food service. Look for equipment that carries the Energy Star label for energy efficiency.