Here are some of the features included in BEopt. You can click on the thumbnail images for larger screenshots.
Building Geometry: Rapid drawing of level-by-level floor plans, automatically converted to full 3D geometry. Can accommodate multiple units for multi-family buildings.
Efficiency Measures: Easy selection of measures for envelope constructions, equipment, appliances, occupancy, etc. Measures are tailored for new construction and retrofit applications. Interface allows analyzing specified building designs or optimizing across a range of possible measures.
Library Manager: Custom measures and costs can be defined for use across analyses.
Site Details: User-specified location, utility rates, and economic properties. BEopt performs full life-cycle costing.
Output: Large sets of information for every building simulation, including financial calculations, end use breakouts, efficiency measure descriptions, and costs. Navigatable by the user.
Detailed Output: Visualization of detailed hourly output for any user-selected building design. Variables include energy use broken out by end use, space by space details, weather data, etc. Various graph types are available.
NREL is a National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.