The presentations, news, research summaries, reports, and technology overviews are collected here by focus area and represent the body of work developed by the CBEI partners during the 5-year project period. For additional information on market challenges, approach, and impacts, see each focus area overview.
This report provides background information on the multizone model development process, gives background information on the inputs necessary for CONTAM model creation, and identifies opportunities to streamline the model development process.
The following paper provides a review of existing literature on the building occupant and his or her behavioral characteristics.
This report evaluates literature on the current theories of “integrated design” and conducted a series of interviews with architects, engineers and others involved in commercial retrofits.
This report describes the variety of AEC CAD applications that exist to create drawings for new and existing construction projects.
This first-year report for the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) Energy Innovation Hub assessment task summarizes the efforts during the second half of the first year of GPIC’s operation.
A detailed identification and analysis is conducted on the interoperability gaps between Nbims/Open standards and building performance simulation tools.
This report investigates an integrated approach to building controls that strive to achieve and maintain energy efficiency and high performance building environments.
The overall project goal is to prototype and evaluate a systematic methodology and easily accessible tools for performing rapid uncertainty quantication, sensitivity analysis, and parameter investigations within an integrated deep retrot design process, leveraging accessible and aordable high performance computing and cloud infrastructure.
In this study, minimization of life cycle costs for building materials and operational energy consumption of a reference office building is achieved through numeric optimization of some key envelope design parameters by the use of combined simulation and optimization techniques.
This study is the second phase of simulation-based parametric analysis conducted on Building 661 case.
This study is focused on simulation-based parametric evaluation of building enclosure measures that can be taken during the retrofit of Building 661 case.
The exercise seeks to identify, study and evaluate existing energy simulation software in the construction industry that are suitable for the early stages of architectural design, i.e., during the conceptual or early schematic design phases.
This report discusses and explains the suite of programs developed to facilitate analysis and interpretation of EnergyPlus simulation outputs for design decision support purposes.
The online web-based simulation tool survey covering energy, lighting and CFD simulation is intended to gather pertinent information for evaluating the current usage, strengths, and weaknesses and provide recommendations on the best available Energy, CFD, and Lighting simulation tools in industry.
This study is focused on simulation-based performance assessment of a number of electric lighting system design scenarios aiming to get energy savings with increased system efficiency coupled to daylight-linked controls while preserving visual comfort conditions for indoor spaces.