Tools

Tools
Buildings
Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER)

R&D100 WinnerWinner of an R&D 100 Award and a Berkeley Lab Director's Award for Technology Transfer, BETTER uses minimal computing resources and data inputs to benchmark a building’s or portfolio’s energy use against peers; quantify energy, cost, and greenhouse gas (GHG) savings potential for investors; and recommend energy efficiency improvements, targeting specific energy savings levels.

better.lbl.gov

 

Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT) analyzes commercial-building retrofit energy savings and investment cost-effectiveness.

china.lbl.gov/combat

Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM)

The Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) is an economic and environmental model of customer DER adoption. Using state-of-the-art optimization techniques, it assesses distributed energy resources and loads in microgrids and finds the optimal combination of generation and storage equipment to minimize energy costs and/or CO2 emissions at a given site, while also considering strategies such as load-shifting and demand response.

gridintegration.lbl.gov/der-cam

EnergyPlus

EnergyPlus is a new-generation building energy simulation program based on DOE-2 and BLAST, with numerous added capabilities.

energyplus.net

National Impact Analysis (NIA)

National Impact Analysis (NIA) assesses aggregate impacts of potential efficiency standards for appliances and commercial equipment.

Link to website for download:

Click on the link below and select a product of interest. Then click on the link for "National Impact Analysis." You can also refer to the link for "Technical Support Document" and go to Chapter 10.

energy.gov/eere/buildings/standards-and-test-procedures

Industry
Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for the Cement Industry (BEST-Cement)

The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for the Cement Industry (BEST-Cement) is a process-based benchmarking and energy savings tool for cement industry.

china.lbl.gov/best-cement

Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Pulp & Paper Industry (EAGER-Pulp & Paper)

The Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Pulp & Paper Industry (EAGER-Pulp & Paper) determines the energy saving potential and cost of the energy efficiency technologies that the user chooses as applicable to their pulp and paper plants.

china.lbl.gov/eager-pulp-paper

Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Textile Industry (EAGER-Textile)

The Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Textile Industry (EAGER-Textile) determines the energy saving potential and cost of the energy efficiency technologies that the user chooses as applicable to their textile plants.

china.lbl.gov/eager-textile

Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Iron and Steel Industry (EAGER - Iron and Steel)

The Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Iron and Steel Industry tool give the energy saving potential and cost of the energy efficiency technologies that the user chooses as applicable to their steel plants.

china.lbl.gov/eager-steel

Industry Sector Energy Efficiency Modeling (ISEEM)

Industry Sector Energy Efficiency Modeling (ISEEM) provides an industry sector energy supply-demand planning model, including commodity and carbon trading as viable alternatives to emission reduction.

eta-publications.lbl.gov/sites/default/files/iseem_framework_final_lbnl-6078e.pdf

Manufacturing Structure and Energy Research (MASTER)

Manufacturing Structure and Energy Research (MASTER) helps users to understand how different factors (production growth, industry structural change, and energy intensity change) influence industrial energy use trends over time.

china.lbl.gov/master

The Sewage Sludge Use in Cement Companies as an Energy Source (SUCCESS)

The Sewage Sludge Use in Cement Companies as an Energy Source (SUCCESS) tools assists decision makers in implementing sludge-end-use-in-cement schemes with optimal economic and environmental outcomes.

china.lbl.gov/success

Cross Sector
Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low-Carbon Cities (BEST Cities)

R&D100 2018 Winner LogoWinner of an R&D 100 Award, The Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low-Carbon Cities (BEST Cities) provides analysis of local energy and carbon performance, and recommends strategies to achieve energy savings and citywide carbon emissions reductions.

china.lbl.gov/best-cities

Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS)

Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) estimates global energy-efficiency potential for residential, commercial and industrial equipment.

Link to Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS)

China 2050 Demand Resources Energy Analysis Model (DREAM)

The China 2050 Demand Resources Energy Analysis Model (DREAM) is a comprehensive analysis of energy policies, future scenarios, supply options, and energy, emissions, and pollutants analysis.

china.lbl.gov/dream

Eco and Low-carbon Indicator Tool for Evaluating Cities (ELITE Cities)

The Eco and Low-carbon Indicator Tool for Evaluating Cities (ELITE Cities) defines a low carbon eco-city. Evaluates and compares international and Chinese cities with indicators to assess progress, identify best practices and facilitate policy recommendations.

china.lbl.gov/elite-cities

Green Resources and Energy Appraising Tool (GREAT)

Green Resources and Energy Appraising Tool (GREAT) analyzes a city’s greenhouse gas inventory, providing scenario generation of future energy and emissions and evaluation of the impacts of different policies.

china.lbl.gov/great

India 2050 Demand Resources Energy Analysis Model (DREAM)

India 2050 DREAM is a detailed bottom-up Energy End-Use Model for India to develop energy future pathways according to assumptions on technology improvements, lifestyle behavior changes, and policy implementations.

Link to India 2050 DREAM

Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS)

Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS) provides robust techno-economic analysis to support energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.

Link to Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS)

Urban Form Rapid Assessment Model (Urban RAM)

Urban Form Rapid Assessment Model (Urban RAM) provides a quick assessment of the magnitude and sources of a city's operational and embodied energy and carbon footprints in order to understand better the drivers of urban energy/emissions growth and areas of possible policy intervention.

china.lbl.gov/urban-ram