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BCVTB Energy Savings

asked 2016-12-01 15:52:00 -0500

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can anyone offer an example of how BCVTB can be used to save energy? Is there any data to support energy savings?

Thanks, -Will

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answered 2016-12-02 09:38:23 -0500

Various examples of applications with the BCVTB can be found at and also related work can be found at

Note that the BCVTB is a tool that extends the capabilities of various building simulation programs by allowing it to couple them to other simulators (such as an energy simulator to a daylighting program) for run-time data exchange, or to couple them to control systems, or to implement graphically custom control sequences in BCVTB's graphical editor.

As with any other building simulator, what energy savings (or comfort improvement or demand reduction) you will achieve depends on _how_ you use the tool, what questions you analyze with it, what the potential is for your particular building, how you implement your findings in a real building etc.

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