DOE Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Training Workshop
16-Oct-2018, 8:00 am -12:00 pm
This workshop will provide training on the Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Score), a free, web-based software tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy which identifies opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a building's structure and energy-related systems.
About the Asset Score This workshop will provide training on the Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Score), a free, web-based software tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy that identifies opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a building’s structure and energy-related systems. To date, the Asset Score has been used to evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in 825 commercial and multifamily residential buildings nationwide totaling more than 83 million square feet. Using the EnergyPlus modeling engine, the Asset Score runs a detailed energy simulation on each building using building data entered by the user. Each scored building receives an Asset Score Report that includes a 10-point energy efficiency score based on the building envelope and HVAC and electrical systems; a list of customized opportunities to upgrade physical building efficiency; a “potential” energy efficiency score based on identified improvement opportunities; and other information. In 2016, DOE released the Asset Score Preview, a new, simplified version of the tool that requires less than 10 data points and calculates a score range.
Workshop Outline This workshop will teach attendees how to collect Asset Score inputs and use the Asset Score software. An example Asset Score model will be constructed in real-time and the resulting standardized report will be reviewed with attendees. The session will be interactive, encouraging questions from attendees. The workshop will include the following elements:
1. Explaining the role of an national asset scoring system in the United States and how it complements existing operational rating systems
2. Reviewing technical underpinnings of the stock-model approach used to develop sector-specific tables for generating Asset Score Ratings, including key assumptions
3. Gathering appropriate data and enter it into the scoring tool
4. Interpreting the information provided in the standardized Asset Score report
5. Using the Asset Score to generate an OpenStudio model