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CityBES: City Buildings, Energy, Sustainability

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City Buildings, Energy, Sustainability (CityBES) is a web-based data and computing platform, focusing on energy and resilience modeling and analysis of a city's building stock to support district or city-scale efficiency and decarbonization programs. CityBES uses an international open data standard, CityGML, to represent and exchange 3D city models. CityBES employs EnergyPlus to simulate building energy use and savings from energy efficient retrofits. CityBES provides a suite of features for urban planners, city energy managers, building owners, utilities, energy consultants and researchers.

Expertise Required: 

No special experience required.

Audience: 

urban planners, city energy managers, building owners, utilities, energy consultants and researchers

Input: 

Users select buildings and ECMs to model or evaluate, enter utility cost and incentives or rebates.

Output: 

Many building performance metrics including energy use, end uses, peak demand, equipment capacity, EUI, GHG, cost, payback, PV potential, water use.

Strengths: 

A free user friendly web app modeling urban buildings using detailed EnergyPlus models. Excellent 3D GIS visualization.

Country: 
USA
Major Capabilities: 
Whole Building Energy Simulation
Energy Conservation Measures
Weather Data and Climate Analysis
Building Energy Benchmarking
Building Type: 
Commercial
Residential
Multi Family
Portfolio Scale
District Scale
Urban Scale
Keywords: 
EnergyPlus
OpenStudio
Language: 
English
Platform: 
Linux
Windows
Mac OS X
Web/Saas
Pricing: 
Free
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Last Software Update: 
06 September 2022
Last Entry Update: 
06 September 2022
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