Data-Driven Analysis Tool Plays Critical Role in Climate Neutral Buildings
A new web application that advances the science of data-driven, remote building energy analysis to increase the speed and scale of retrofits worldwide could play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meeting the Paris Agreement’s targets. The multi-award winning Building Efficiency Targeting Tool for Energy Retrofits (BETTER) is a public access web application (better.lbl.gov) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Johnson Controls. This article discusses the rationale for development of BETTER, its capabilities, pilot activities, and potential economic and environmental benefits.
Advances in Applied Energy
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, International Energy Analysis Department, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, CERCBEE