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Energy Department Partners with Performance Systems Development to Deploy Asset Score and Identify Energy Efficiency Savings in Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a partnership with Performance Systems Development (PSD) to promote the use of DOE’s Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (the Asset Score). PSD is part of the Asset Score National Leadership Network, comprised of 21 companies, federal agencies, and state and local governments committed to working with DOE to either use the Asset Score to diagnose energy efficiency opportunities in their buildings and energy-related building systems, or to support educational opportunities to spread knowledge about the Asset Score. To date, the Asset Score has been used on 825 commercial and multifamily residential buildings nationwide totaling more than 83 million square feet.

Do Energy Codes Work? Here’s a Great Article That Shows That They Do

A program Performance Systems Development is working on was mentioned in this article by Ryan Meres at builderonline.com. Last year the U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE) announced that eight states would be part of a three-year Residential Energy Code Field Study. Once completed, the study will provide an unprecedented opportunity to develop new strategies for education, training, and outreach for improving the energy efficiency of single-family homes, as well as…

PSD’s policy work with the DOE Home Energy Score and local governments was featured in the news at Utility Dive

As new equipment is added to buildings, linkages to the real estate industry will help homeowners make deeper investments with the knowledge that they can recoup efficiency investments on sale. Local governments and municipalities are also a key places where the visibility of energy efficiency is being raised. More utility programs are starting to use the Home Energy Score.

Greg Thomas Participates on NREL’s Industry Growth Forum Panel

Clean energy companies assembled in Denver on November 3-4 for the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) annual Industry Growth Forum. The Industry Growth Forum has been an exciting venue for clean energy innovators to maximize their exposure to receptive capital and strategic partners.

NYSERDA Funded PSD Study Discussed in ACEEE News Focusing on the Effectiveness of Simple Calibration Approaches in Making Savings Estimates More Realistic

ACEEE has published a blog post focusing on the effectiveness of simple calibration approaches in making savings estimates more realistic. The blog post features research that PSD obtained funding from NYSERDA to conduct. Calibration is also referenced in the EPA Clean Power Plan Measurement and Verification Guidance as an approach to…