BETTER V1.0. is live!
Learn why approximately 400 organizations are turning to BETTER to decarbonize their building portfolios.
A new U.S. DOE data tools website for cities interested in pursuing building performance standards (BPS) features BETTER.
Berkeley Lab and Energy Resources Integration (ERI) presented at the CxEnergy virtual conference on how BETTER is being used to assess a portfolio of 450 California state agency buildings, target buildings for audits, validate audit findings, and perform longitudinal benchmarking.
BETTER was named a semi-finalist for the 2021 EarthX Climate-Tech Prize – an award which connects early-stage developers with investors.
Berkeley Lab presents at the Woodrow Wilson Center China Environment Forum webcast on BETTER and the evolution of building energy efficiency benchmarking and analysis tools to speed decarbonization of existing buildings in China and the United States. Click here to listen to the recorded session.
Berkeley Lab delivered a guest lecture on BETTER to graduate students in Fanshawe College's Building Energy Modeling Course as part of Johnson Controls' Global Sustainability Network Earth Month outreach activities.
The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 58 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. BETTER won the award in the Software/Service category. Click here for more.
See our article, "Building Back BETTER with Remote, Rapid Energy Retrofit Analysis," on page 53 of the September 2020 issue of Energy Efficiency Magazine where we discuss how, in this unprecedented time of a global pandemic, BETTER’s analysis can be completed without on-site audits or inspections, enabling energy efficiency workers to continue to plan and develop building retrofit and retro-commissioning projects. This can help preserve jobs during a time when hundreds of thousands of U.S. energy efficiency workers have been left unemployed because of COVID-19.
BETTER wins the 2020 LBNL Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement in Technology Transfer which recognizes the BETTER team's exemplary efforts in building relationships with industry to advance the science of data-driven, remote building energy analysis to improve building energy efficiency at speed and scale worldwide.
Beta version of BETTER is live!
BETTER can now estimate potential GHG emissions reductions for buildings and portfolios through improved energy efficiency.
Updated the portfolio report to show energy consumption and savings breakdown, and most frequently recommended energy efficiency measures.
The data entry template is updated. The new template adds more energy units which are the same as the units used in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
Alpha version of BETTER is live!