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After benchmarking: the next step in energy analysis

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After benchmarking: the next step in energy analysis

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and RETScreen Expert can help move projects from conception to completion.

Once a building has been benchmarked for energy consumption using tools such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and monitoring systems and procedures are put in place, what comes next? Analysis. How do you use the data to figure out your next energy saving options?

That's what RETScreen Expert was designed to do. Developed in Canada by the energy experts at Natural Resources' CanmetENERGY, the software lets users upload different source files of data, such as Excel spreadsheets, then analyzes the data to assess the potential of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The software will help make data imports easier and faster, standardize the data format, and reduce data import errors.

It's available in Viewer mode free of charge.

When combined with an energy benchmarking system like ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, it can be even more powerful as an analysis and simulation tool. Using your own benchmarked data, RETScreen will help you test different scenarios before you undertake any project. That can save time, money, and a lot of frustration in the long run.

Once the software is set up, it can import, update and add large amounts of data; whenever new data is available, it takes only a few clicks of the mouse to update RETScreen Expert and refresh your portfolio analysis.

Click here to download RETScreen Expert

RETScreen Expert lets users identify, assess, and optimize the technical and financial viability of potential renewable energy, energy efficiency, and cogeneration projects. It also measures and verifies actual performance and identifies energy saving or energy production opportunities.

For more information or to sign up to receive alerts on software updates or other RETScreen-related, email us at: nrcan.retscreen.rncan@canada.ca.

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