Building Performance Mailing Lists

The following mailing lists relate to building energy simulation and ratings.

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The FAQ will answer common questions related to the web site and specific simulation programs.

BLDG-SIM

BLDG-SIM is a mailing list for users of building energy simulation programs. Building energy simulation programs allow users to estimate the energy use and operating cost of residential, commercial and other types of buildings. This allows engineers, architects and others in the building design trade to compare alternative designs and select the design that is cost justified. They are frequently used during the design process when choosing between alternatives in the components that make up a building including insulation level, heating and cooling distribution systems, furnaces, boilers and air conditioning equipment. Since the users of building energy simulation programs are spread across the world, this mailing list is an attempt to foster the development of a community of those users. Experienced and inexperienced users of building energy simulation programs are welcome and are expected to share their questions and insights about these programs. Access the bldg-sim Archives.

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bldg-sim-subscribe@onebuilding.org

BLDG-RATE

BLDG-RATE is a mailing list for people using building performance rating systems. Discussions of any green building performance rating system or building energy performance rating system are welcome. Some of the most common rating systems include the LEED rating systems (New Construction, Existing Buildings, Homes, etc.), ENERGY STAR (Label for Buildings, Target Finder, Home), BREEAM, various Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS), and Green Globes. Building rating systems provide a method to objectively grade, or benchmark, the environmental and/or energy performance of both commercial and residential buildings providing a score that others can understand. Discussions of design-oriented as well as operation-oriented rating systems are encouraged. Many building rating systems are in use today and conversations relating to any and all of them may take place on the mailing list. People of all experience levels ranging from those just learning to experts are urged to share their questions and answers on the mailing list. Access the bldg-rate Archives.

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eQUEST-users

The eQUEST-users mailing list is for everyone that uses the eQUEST program. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. Users of the DOE-2.2 and D2Comply are also welcome. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for eQUEST, DOE-2.2, and D2Comply. Access the eQUEST-users Archives

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eQUEST-users-subscribe@onebuilding.org

HAP-users

The HAP-users mailing list is for everyone that uses Carrier's Hourly Analysis Program (HAP). HAP is part of the E20-II HVAC System Design Software. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for HAP and other E20-II software. Access the HAP-users Archives

To subscribe send a blank email to: HAP-users-subscribe@onebuilding.org

TRACE-users

The TRACE-users mailing list is for everyone that uses Tranes's TRACE software. In addition, questions related to other TRANE analysis software such as System Analyzer and other C.D.S. software. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for TRACE 700, System Analyzer and other C.D.S. software. Access the TRACE-users Archives

To subscribe send a blank email to:
TRACE-users-subscribe@onebuilding.org

Virtual-sim

Virtual-sim is a mailing list is for everyone that uses the IES Virtual-Environment program. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for IES, VE-ware and ApacheSim and other software by Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. Access the Virtual-sim Archives.

To subscribe send a blank email to:
virtual-sim-subscribe@onebuilding.org

Committee Lists

901ecb - ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Cost Budget Subcommittee

901env - ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Subcommittee

901fc - ASHRAE 90.1 Format and Compliance Subcommittee

901mech - ASHRAE 90.1 Mechanical Subcommittee

901ltg - ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee

SPC140-L - ASHRAE Standard Method of Test for Building Energy Analysis Software

TC47-L - ASHRAE Committee 4.7 Energy Simulation

TC28-L - ASHRAE Committee 2.8 Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability

IBPSAUSA - USA Affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association