Deadline: June 3, 2019
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the DOE’s Building Technologies Office’s (BTO) Building Energy Modeling (BEM) program and its future directions and priorities. To clarify these, BTO has developed a report that is structured around six focus areas (the BEM value proposition, predictive accuracy of BEM, core modeling capabilities, workflow integration and automation, the BEM data ecosystem, and BEM professionals). The report identifies barriers to the increased adoption of BEM and proposes a set of initiatives to address them. BTO requests feedback on each of these barriers, the associated initiatives, as well as barriers and initiatives that have not been identified.