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Building Energy Software: Tools Directory
Abstract: Described here are 220 energy-related software tools for buildings, with an emphasis on using renewable energy and achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Home Energy Magazine
Abstract: Home performance information tailored to two distinct building and energy-efficiency groups: professionals and consumers. Includes searchable archives.
Source: Home Energy Magazine

Lighting Design Lab
Abstract: The Lighting Design Lab works to transform the Northwest lighting market by promoting quality design and energy efficient technologies. The Lab accomplishes this mission through education & training, consultations, technical assistance, and demonstrations.
Source: Lighting Design Lab

Montana Green Power
Abstract: Offers solid facts on how, where, and why to use solar power in Montana - or any place with abundant sunshine. Shines light on solar projects throughout Montana homes, businesses, and schools. Reviews national green power legislation.
Source: National Center for Appropriate Technology

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Overhang Design
Abstract: Select 'Overhang' in the Tools box. This tool shows to what extent a window is shaded and aids in the proper sizing and positioning of windows and shading devices. Instructions and user interface provide for a friendly experience.
Source: by Christopher Gronbeck, Sustainable By Design

Solar Energy: An Overview
Abstract: Technical information to get started with solar design; discussion of various solar systems.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Solar Radiation Data for Buildings
Abstract: For use by architects and engineers, this provides solar resources information for common window orientations for the United States and its territories. Scroll down for link to 30-year normals and solar radiation maps.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Analytic Studies Division / Home Power Magazine

Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat-Plate and Concentrating Collectors
Abstract: Solar radiation and illuminance values for a horizontal window and four vertical windows (facing north, east, south, and west) for 239 stations in the United States and its territories. Scroll down for 30-year normals and resource maps.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Analytic Studies Division / Home Power Magazine

Solar Roof Project
Abstract: In January 2005, installation of a roof-mounted, 9.5-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) or solar energy array was completed atop the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon. The state-of-the-art solar roof will not only supply the facility with clean energy to fulfill up to 5 percent of its electricity consumption, but also serve as a demonstration project for other facilities interested in the rapidly evolving field of solar power technology.
Source: EPA


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