Presenter: Mike Witte, GARD Analytics
EnergyPlus is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) whole-building energy modeling engine. It is an industry-leading product that not only supports the design of new buildings and retrofits, but also underpins the development of energy efficiency codes and standards, labels, and incentive programs, as well as the compliance, certification, and qualification processes for these programs. DOE will continue to deliver updates of EnergyPlus that enhance modeling flexibility, incorporate models for high-priority new systems (such as high-performance “challenge” rooftop units), and improve execution speed. DOE will continue to support both EnergyPlus modelers and third-party vendors.