Even better, you can conduct the analyses remotely. No on-site audits or inspections required, which means contractors can continue to create building retrofit plans while social distancing. Additionally, BETTER ensures equity. Buildings in economically disadvantaged communities can benefit from no-cost, low-cost, and capital improvement recommendations.
And it’s already a proven success. Prince William County Public Schools, the second largest school division in Virginia, relied on a beta version of BETTER to quantify the energy and cost savings potential of its buildings. Florida Gulf Coast University is incorporating BETTER's energy analytics into its sustainability-focused Environmental and Civil Engineering curriculum.
The project also won LBNL’s own 2020 Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Technology Transfer. Congratulations, team!
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