EETD’s Early Technological Successes—Tools for Building Designers

Tools for building designers
November 2013

The 40th anniversary of the founding of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab was November 1, 2013.

Thursdays in November, we’ll look back at a significant energy-efficient technology developed by EETD and its research partners.

This Week

In the late 1970s, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) led the effort to develop DOE-2, the computer program that has since been the standard in the U.S. and in common use internationally. DOE-2 calculates hourly building energy use and cost from information about the building's construction, climate, operation, utility rate schedule, and heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. Berkeley Lab has recently led the development of the next-generation energy-simulation program for buildings called EnergyPlus.

To learn about Tools for Building Designers, go to the link below.