Data-Driven Analysis Tool Plays Critical Role in Climate Neutral Buildings

Data-Driven Analysis Tool Plays Critical Role in Climate Neutral Buildings

TitleData-Driven Analysis Tool Plays Critical Role in Climate Neutral Buildings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsChao Ding, Carolyn Szum, Han Li, Nan Zhou, Clay Nesler
JournalAdvances in Applied Energy
Volume2
Pagination100014
Date PublishedJan-05-2021
ISSN26667924
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.adapen.2021.100014
Short TitleAdvances in Applied Energy