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PNNL develops and supports the use of innovative tools to help facility managers evaluate and optimize building energy and water performance and operations. Most of these tools are publicly available to commercial building operators and individuals.

Building Energy Asset Score

Building Energy Asset Score

Building Energy Asset Score is a national standardized tool for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings.

COMcheck

Building Energy Asset Score

The COMcheck software product group makes it easy for architects, builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new commercial or high-rise residential buildings, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1, as well as several state-specific codes. COMcheck also simplifies compliance for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a building project meets the code.

Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM)

Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM)

DSOM (Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance) is an expert O&M system that integrates plant operations, fuel management, and maintenance processes. The DSOM package provides plant operators with the information they need for cost-effective operating decisions creating savings in fuel, personnel, maintenance, and power plant life extension.

FEDS

FEDS

The Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is an easy-to-use building energy efficiency software tool that quickly and objectively identifies energy efficiency improvements that maximize life-cycle savings. It simulates building systems and energy use and analyzes the cost and performance impacts of thousands of combinations of potential efficiency measures.

Home Energy Score

Home Energy Score

Home Energy Score provides home owners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home's energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market.

MCOR

MCOR

Microgrid Component Optimization for Resilience (MCOR) tool streamlines the design process for microgrids intended specifically for resilience services. MCOR uses a stochastic model to simulate microgrid power dispatch under a large range of outage conditions to quantify the confidence that a given system configuration will meet a site's resilience goals under varying circumstances.

REScheck

REScheck

The REScheck product group makes it fast and easy for builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes. REScheck also simplifies compliance determinations for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a low-rise residence meets the code.

Re-Tuning™ Tools and Training

Re-Tuning™ Tools and Training

Our researchers have developed a Building Re-Tuning™ approach to detect energy savings opportunities and implement improvements. Resources developed by our team, including a Building Re-Tuning™ Interactive Web-Based Training are useful tools for improving operating efficiency and productivity in buildings.

VOLTTRON™

VOLTTRON

VOLTTRON™, developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and available as an open-source tool, provides an environment where data and devices connect seamlessly and securely to make decisions based on user needs and preferences. More information is available on the VOLTTRON™ website.

Water Tools

Water Tools

Addressing competing water demands, watershed restoration and water management policy are important facets that are led by our BCS water experts. PNNL has developed Alternative Water Tools on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). These tools are a map series that provide potential alternative water resources across the US for harvested rainwater, captured condensate, and reclaimed wastewater.

The Water Project Screening Tool is an excel-based tool made to enable federal agencies to quickly screen sites for water-efficiency opportunities.

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