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Energy modeling Building energy modeling (sometimes abbreviated as BEM) is a dynamic, physics-based calculation of building energy consumption. It is typically a computerized simulation focusing on utility bill data and life-cycle costs of various energy-related items such as air conditioning, lights, and hot water. The simulation involves reproducing the weather conditions of an entire year [...]

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Since more and more builders and building owners are requiring minimum energy efficiency performance, more and more engineers are deciding they need to get on board by developing a better understanding of how to harness technology in advance of construction to ensure energy savings are achieved. It would be nice if they could look at […]

Data from an initiative to make architecture more sustainable shows progress, but there’s still a long way to go to make a dent in climate-change risks. For the fifth year running, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has crunched the numbers on its national sustainability challenge, the AIA 2030 Commitment. Architects who sign up pledge […]

A Senator from Maine said that we should reject fossil fuels completely and embrace green energy. Hearing such a comment from any member of the government is very promising, as it shows that some people in our government realize that climate change is a very real issue that we need to address. We cannot embrace […]

Though Building Energy Modeling, or BEM, has become more common in the green building industry in the last few years, it has received a bad rap in some circles. Critics refer to the discrepancy between BEM’s promised benefits and the actual results. They claim BEM software is riddled with flaws, making it too inaccurate to […]