Bldg-sim -- Users of building energy simulation tools


About Bldg-sim
English (USA)

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.

Examples of building simulation programs include DOE-2, EnergyPlus, Trace 700, Trace 3D plus, HAP, TRNSYS, TASE, IES, and others (see link below for a more complete list).

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.

Currently no FAQ is available.

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Previous questions and answers can be viewed online. This is a great place to search for answers to your questions.
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If you have any questions, please contact the list owner:

Jason Glazer jglazer at 847-698-5686

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To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Bldg-sim Archives.

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