NREL aims to improve building energy performance with new web-based toolPhys.Org, March 11, 2014
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help consumers better understand the energy performance of building-related products. The Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) is a portal that helps manufacturers and other organizations that measure and test products easily share performance data with product consumers.
“Many organizations refrain from moving forward with the procurement of energy efficient and renewable energy solutions because they don’t have access to the performance data needed to evaluate and compare high impact technologies against organizational and energy performance criteria,” said Engineer Daniel Studer, TPEx project manager for NREL’s Commercial Buildings Research Group. “TPEx provides a way for manufacturers and consumers to come together to exchange the information necessary to move these projects to the implementation stage.”