Energy Efficiency Resources


Green Business Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources (Chapter 6)
The resources under this heading are cited in this chapter and are also found on the interactive PDF document BOOK WEB ADDRESSES that is contained on the CD, which will allow you to access these sites without the need to retype the web addresses.

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative:
www.ghgprotocol.org/calculation-tools
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The Building Energy Software Tools Directory:
www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory
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Quick Plant Energy Profiler:
www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/quickpep
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Save Energy Now Initiative:
www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow
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Federal Energy Management Program Energy Cost Calculators:
www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_eccalculators.html
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Building Life-Cycle Cost Software:
www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_blcc.html
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Utility Company Energy Efficiency Programs:
http://eetd.lbl.gov/EnergyCrossroads/2ueeprogram.html
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Online Business Energy Analysis:
www.energyguide.com
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Solar America Cities:
www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_america
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Wind and Hydropower Technologies website:
www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro
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Geothermal Technologies Program:
www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal
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Green Power Options Available for Your State:
www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml
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Certified Sources of Renewable Energy Credits:
www.green-e.org
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Native Energy CoolWatts Program:
www.NativeEnergy.com
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Green-e Climate Certification Programs:
www.green-e.org/getcert_ghg_products.shtml
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Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency:
www.dsireusa.org
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Small Producer Biodiesel and Ethanol Credit:
www.irs.gov
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Manufactured Home Tax Credit:
www.irs.gov
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Energy Cost Calculator for Compact Fluorescent Lamps:
www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_fluorescent_lamps_calc.html
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U.S. EPA’s Climate Leaders Program:
www.epa.gov/stateply
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Belkin Conserve Surge Protector:
www.belkin.com
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Smart Strip Power Strip:
http://bitsltd.net/ConsumerProducts/
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The Isole Plug Load Controller:
www.wattstopper.com
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U.S. EPA’s Energy Star Label Program:
www.energystar.gov
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Additional Energy Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy, Industrial Technology Best Practices program has a varied and expanding software collection. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/software.html. A few packages must be ordered from the EERE Information Center via E-mail at www1.eere.energy.gov/informationcenter click here to visit this site or by calling 1-877-EERE-INF (877-337-3463).
The Decision Tools for Industry CD contains the following software tools the MotorMaster+ (MM+), Pump System Assessment Tool, Steam System Tool Suite, 3E Plus and the new AirMaster+ software packages. Please order the CD via E-mail from the EERE Information Center at www1.eere.energy.gov/informationcenter click here to visit this site or call the EERE Information Center at 1-877-EERE-INF (877-337-3463).

Energy Analysis Software

EnergyPlus from the US Department of Energy. EnergyPlus is a free building energy simulation software program for modeling building heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other energy flows. http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/ click here to visit this site
DOE 2/ DOE 2.1 E/ DOE 2.2 from the Energy Science and Technology Software Center; DOE2.com; others all adaptions of the original software developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Hourly energy usage and energy costs software for commercial or residential; $300, costs differ for commercial adaptions. http://www.doe2.com click here to visit this site
Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics (BLAST) from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Software estimates of building energy needs by simulation of air handling systems and central plant equipment; $4501500. http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus
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Simulation Problem Analysis and Research Kernel (SPARK); VisualSPARK from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (NBNL). Free software that is equation based, object oriented simulation environment for construction and running models of complex systems. http://simulationresearch.lbl.gov
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THERM from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Free software to model two dimensional heat transfer effects in building components. http://windows.lbl.gov/software/therm/therm.html
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ENERGY-10 from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) (in coordination with NREL, LBNL, Berkeley Solar Group). Simulation software that analyzes energy and cost savings for different design strategies; $325. www.sbicouncil.org/storelistitem.cfm?itemnumber=1 click here to visit this site
Building Design Advisor from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Free software design tool using database of prototype buildings types/materials to guide decision makers through project from design to specification links to other software tools. http://gaia.lbl.gov click here to visit this site
SUNREL from National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Energy simulation software, small buildings; $50. http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/sunrel/ click here to visit this site
Energy Scheming from the Energy Studies in Buildings Lab at the University of Oregon. Energy analysis software program based on graphical interface (architectural renderings); $250. www.uoregon.edu/~esbl/esbl_web/index2.htm
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eQuest from the U.S. Department of Energy. Free energy analysis software program based on graphical interface (architectural renderings). http://doe2.com/equest/ click here to visit this site
Energy Star Green Building Design from the U.S. EPA. Website with guidance for new buildings to improve energy efficiency. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_bldg_design.new_bldg_design
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Clean Power Estimator from the California Energy Commission. Free economic evaluation software to estimate benefits in investing in a PV solar or small wind electric generating system. http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/estimator/index.html
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PV DesignPro from Maui Solar, based on Sandia National Labs Algorithms. Software model to predict the electrical output of photovoltaic panels included with several other solar design tools, $250. http://www.mauisolarsoftware.com click here to visit this site
PV Watts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Free software to calculate electrical energy produced by gridconnected PV system. http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/codes_algs/PVWATTS/ click here to visit this site
REM Design from Architectural Energy Corporation. Home energy analysis software; $297. http://www.archenergy.com/products/rem
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EnergyPro from Energy Soft. Energy analysis software based on California Title 24; $200$1200. http://www.energysoft.com/
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Building Energy Software Tools Directory from the US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. Free database of detailed information on software tools, including strengths and weakness. http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/ click here to visit this site
National Center for Photovoltaics from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. http://www.nrel.gov/ncpv
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Green Building Studio. Webbased energy engineering analysis software solution that integrates with today’’s 3D-CAD/BIM applications; first five runs on a project free (demonstration phase). http://www.greenbuildingstudio.com
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Home Energy Efficient Design (HEED), from the University of California, Los Angeles. Free, fast, easy to use, and highly graphic energy analysis software. http://www2.aud.ucla.edu/energy-design-tools/
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Energy Gauge USA from the University of Central Florida. Code compliance and energy rating software; $100 to $150. http://energygauge.com/usares/default.htm click here to visit this site

Energy Assessment Service Providers

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs). IACs, which are located at 26 universities across the United States provide no-cost energy and waste assessments to eligible small and medium-sized manufacturers. Teams of engineering faculty and students from IACs conduct energy audits or industrial assessments of manufacturing facilities and recommend actions to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/iacs.html
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U.S. DOE Best Practices Plant-Wide Energy Assessments. Mid-size and large manufacturers can apply for a cost-shared Plant-Wide Energy Assessment offered by U.S. DOE. The assessments are comprehensive and systematic examinations of energy use reduction opportunities at industrial facilities. All major aspects of energy consumption are addressed, including process operations and plant utility systems. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/plant_assessments.html
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U.S. DOE Save Energy Now Energy Savings Assessments. Through the Save Energy Now program, the U.S. DOE offers Energy Savings Assessments to the nation’s most energy-intensive manufacturing facilities. The focus of these assessments is on immediate opportunities to save energy and money, primarily by focusing on energy-intensive systems such as process heating, steam, pumps, fans, and compressed air. www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/
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ENERGY STAR Directory of Energy Service and Product Providers. The U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE ENERGY STAR Program offers a searchable on-line directory of private energy service and product providers, that includes energy management service companies, energy improvement contractors, and energy service companies, as well as other types of service providers and equipment manufacturers. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product
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Energy Assessment Resources and Tools

Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Manufacturers: Eight Proven Ways to Reduce Your Costs. The National Association of Manufacturers has developed this toolkit outlining energy conservation strategies, case studies, and resources for manufacturers seeking to reduce energy use and costs. The toolkit is based on the results of an energy-efficiency survey of over 400 manufacturing companies. www.fypower.org/pdf/manufacturer_toolkit.pdf click here to visit this site
ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. The ENERGY STAR website describes a seven-step process for effective energy management. The guidelines are based on the successful practices of ENERGY STAR partners for improving the energy, financial, and environmental performance of businesses. In addition to practical guidelines, the ENERGY STAR website offers several energy assessment tools and resources. www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=guidelines.guidelines_index
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IAC Self-Assessment Workbook for Small Manufacturers. This workbook presents a step-by-step methodology for small manufacturers to identify opportunities to reduce energy use, improve operations, and reduce costs at their facilities. The workbook includes practical tips, checklists, and examples of common energy cost savings opportunities. iac.rutgers.edu/redirect.php?rf=selfassessment
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Industrial Audit Guidebook Developed by the Bonneville Power Administration. The Bonneville Power Administration’s Industrial Audit Guidebook provides practical instructions, tips, and guidance for performing walk-through energy audits of industrial facilities to identify opportunities to reduce electrical energy consumption. Organized as a checklist of questions, the guidebook is intended for technical and non-technical audiences to assist with the first step in an energy audit: touring a facility and quickly identifying energy savings opportunities. "www.bpa.gov/Energy/N/projects/industrial/audit/index.cfm
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Green Suppliers Network Lean and Clean Assessments. The Green Suppliers Network (GSN) is a collaborative partnership between EPA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) that works with large companies to provide low-cost “Lean and Clean “ facility assessments to small and medium-sized businesses in several sectors. These assessments include detailed consideration of energy reduction opportunities. www.greensuppliers.gov click here to visit this site
Resource Efficiency Management Resources from Washington State University has developed several workbooks, checklists, and other guidance for conducting energy audits. Other resources available on the website include fact sheets describing energy-efficiency opportunities for commercial and industrial users. www.energy.wsu.edu/pubs/default.cfm click here to visit this site

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