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Built Environment - Rating Tools and Methods 5 Items

Incorporating Uncertainty Analysis into a Building Retrofit Analysis Using OpenStudio and EnergyPlus

Presentation, 2014
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2014-30_Uncertainty Analysis Presentation_IBPSA_Zirnhelt Final

  • Describe the new Uncertainty Analysis capabilities of OpenStudio.
  • Identify features in OpenStudio relevant to uncertainty analysis.
  • Explain how to incorporate uncertainty analysis into deep retrofit project.
  • describe the benefits of uncertainty analysis.
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    Green Footstep: Calculations and Data Sources

    Report or White Paper, 2011
    http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2011-11_GreenFootstep
    Green Footstep is an online assessment tool for reducing carbon emissions from building construction projects and is publicly available at greenfootstep.org. The Green Footstep tool guides the user through the process of life cycle carbon assessment, and then reveals how users can theoretically reduce the net carbon emissions. Some description of the calculation method is provided on the website; however the calculations and data sources are not provided in detail. This paper provides these calculations and data sources in order to make the Green Footstep methodology completely accessible to the general public.

     

    Autodesk AEC Headquarters and Integrated Project Delivery: Factor Ten Engineering Case Study

    Report or White Paper, 2010
    http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2010-16_AutodeskCaseStudy

    This paper describes the design and construction of Autodesk’s Headquarters building. The building was a “triple win”: design and construction costs were below target (benefiting both the design-build team and owner); designer and contractor profits exceeded targets; and the building achieved LEED-CI Platinum and all other goals. The building demonstrates several principles of factor-ten engineering.

     

    Merritt Jenkins on the History of Building Energy Modeling

    http://www.rmi.org/MerrittHistoryBEM

     

    Attendees of the BEM Innovation Summit discuss how the industry can grow

    http://www.rmi.org/BEMInnovationSummitdiscussindustrygrow

     

     
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