What's New

This page documents the most recent new features and capabilities added to our websites and this wiki. 
If you want really nerdy details, go here.

 DateDescription  Applies to:
 
 HES
Consumer
 HES
Pro
Scoring
Tool
Multi-
Family
      
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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