Commercial Building Energy Saver Wins R&D 100 Award

Software toolkit enables access to deep energy retrofit and zero-net energy strategies.

February 12, 2020 |

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES) toolkit was one of the honorees of the most recent R&D 100 Awards by R&D World magazine.

The software toolkit enables equitable access to building deep retrofit and zero-net energy strategies for buildings, the Berkeley Lab says. In the U.S., small- and medium-sized commercial buildings consume 47% of the primary energy in the building sector.

Building owners and their contractors face a high hurdle when making efforts to make buildings more efficient: a lack of easy, low-cost tools to identify cost-effective energy-efficient retrofits. CBES was designed to aid in these efforts.

The toolkit won in R&D World’s software/services category.

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