What's New

This page documents the most recent new features and capabilities added to our websites and this wiki. 
For bug fixes and current know issues see the project specific "known issues & release notes" pages.

 DateDescription  Applies to:
 
 HES
Consumer
 HES
Pro
Scoring
Tool
Multi-
Family
2014/8/10
Added new heating equipment type, LPG Boilers
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2014/01/27
Updates to backend infrastructure for better performance and application stability
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2014/02/11
Added new trunk and branch capability, will allow API users to test upcoming versions before release.
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2013/12/20
v2014 of Home Energy Scoring Tool Released
  • Expansion from TMY2 weather files(~240 locations) to TMY3 (~1000 locations).  TMY3 also reflects more recent weather trends
  • System can model up to 3 duct locations, and duct efficiency calculations now done as an hourly DOE2 function and updated to account for regain correctly
  • Air leakage model now uses the 2012 version of the Residential Diagnostics Database (http://resdb.lbl.gov/)
  • Updated base appliance efficiencies and miscellaneous electric loads
  • Corrected boiler electrical energy use assumptions
  • Updated site to source energy conversion multipliers
  • Corrected combined boiler/water heater model
  • Updated fuel price and emissions data
  • Improved electric baseboard, electric furnace, and room air conditioner models
  • Revised water use model to use current Building America assumptions
  • Upgrade measure costs updated to v3 of the National Residential Efficiency Measures Database
  • Added ground-coupled heat pumps as heating equipment type
  










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2013/04/04New Feature: set up auto-scaling on 'sandbox' environment
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2013/03/25Created alias for scoring tool at www.homeenergyscore.lbl.gov
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2013/03/25
Established data transfer to EES and additional reporting capability
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2013/03/18
Created new content for the "learn" page, using Ning network, section is now named "Community"
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2013/03/18Revised and updated the API section of this wiki,  detailing current status of Multi-Family, Scoring Tool 2013 and re-archetected Single-Family API's
    
2012/06/06Added extensive new information on HES accuracy
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2012/06/05Added "New Features" page to wiki
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2012/06/04
Added new section, "Multifamily" documenting  development of new project with ORNL
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