Berkeley Lab Publicly Releases EnergyIQ Tool
Benchmarking Tool Maps Whole-Building Energy Use
BERKELEY, Calif. — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has issued the first full public release of EnergyIQ, its Web-based action-oriented benchmarking tool for nonresidential buildings.
EnergyIQ improves upon typical whole-building energy benchmarking tools by providing benchmarking at the end-use level, and enabling users to use the benchmarking data to quickly conduct a high-level assessment of energy-reduction opportunities. It also provides users with decision-support information to develop and refine their action plans.
“Past users of benchmarking tools such as Berkeley Lab’s CalArch and Energy Star’s Portfolio Manger will immediately see the benefits of EnergyIQ,” said Evan Mills, staff scientist in Berkeley Lab’s building technology and urban systems department. “Being able to move immediately from gathering benchmarking data to evaluating promising energy-savings activities based on those data helps eliminate the what-now frustration that sometimes accompanies benchmarking.”
EnergyIQ is free and can be accessed at http://energyiq.lbl.gov/.
Publication date: 7/8/2013