Welcome to A2PBEER

This is a description of what you can do

External Links Technology Recommendations

Technological Recommendations

Preliminary design (design strategies, envelope elements, Photovoltaics, HVAC Equipment and Systems,  Lighting Systems)

Tool Description Links
NREL DB USA unified database of residential building retrofit measures and associated costs http://www.nrel.gov/ap/retrofits/about.cfm
PVGis Estimates the potential electricity production of photovoltaic solar panels in tilted surfaces for the local http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/apps4/pvest.php#
SolARch Provides daylighting and passive solar design strategies as  a function of ambient conditions http://www.kahl.net/solarch-readme.html
CoolRoof Calculator Compares building energy loads using cool roofs  calculation and black roofs (only for the USA climatic zones are available) http://web.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/facts/CoolCalcEnergy.htm
Wind maps WINDExchange Provides local wind availability in order to install a wind turbine http://apps2.eere.energy.gov/wind/windexchange/