Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES) toolkit was one of the honorees of the most recent R&D 100 Awards by R&D World magazine.
The software toolkit enables equitable access to building deep retrofit and zero-net energy strategies for buildings, the Berkeley Lab says. In the U.S., small- and medium-sized commercial buildings consume 47% of the primary energy in the building sector.
Building owners and their contractors face a high hurdle when making efforts to make buildings more efficient: a lack of easy, low-cost tools to identify cost-effective energy-efficient retrofits. CBES was designed to aid in these efforts.
The toolkit won in R&D World’s software/services category.