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RETScreen Plus Software TutorialGreater emphasis is being placed on reducing both the carbon footprint and energy cost of buildings. A building's energy usage depends upon many factors one of the most important is the local weather and climate conditions to which it's electrical, heating and air conditioning systems must respond. Incorporating renewable energy systems, including solar systems, to supplement energy supplies and increase energy efficiency is important to saving costs and reducing emissions. Also retrofitting technologies to buildings requires knowledge of building performance in its current state, potential future climate state, projection of potential savings with capital investment, and then monitoring the performance once the improvements are made. RETScreen Plus is a performance analysis software module that supplies the needed functions of monitoring current building performance, targeting projected energy efficiency improvements and verifying improvements once completed. This tutorial defines the functions of RETScreen Plus as well as outlines the general procedure for monitoring and reporting building energy performance.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Ganoe, Rene D.
(Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Stackhouse, Paul W., Jr.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
DeYoung, Russell J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
January 15, 2015
Publication Date
November 1, 2014
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 509496.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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