Leveraging US Department of Energy Tools for the Old Dominion:
Reaching More People & Lowering Costs of Investment-Grade Energy Audits
A variety of new tools and resources are available, developed by the US Department of Energy, which can both inform energy efficiency improvement efforts across multiple sectors as well as dramatically reduce the costs of completing investment-grade energy audits throughout Virginia. This site provides links, online videos, and other information related to some of these tools. Some of the information is more oriented toward end-users (e.g., facility energy managers, etc.) while other parts are more tailored toward energy service providers. Virginia Cooperative Extension is exploring opportunities to introduce these new tools and resources to Virginia clientele, both end users and service providers.
Some of these tools and resources include:
- US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office’s Advanced Energy Retrofit & Design Guides
- NREL’s Open Studio Energy Modeling Platform
Related tools include: