ETA 2021 Strategic Plan - Flipbook - Page 112
RM&V 2.0: An open-source application for performing
advanced measurement and verification (M&V 2.0)
using free R software. RM&V’s modeling approach is
fully transparent and follows methods published by
IPMVP, ASHRAE, and LBNL. The intent of this package is
to help M&V practitioners perform with a high level of
automation for commercial building projects.
Sewage Sludge Use in Cement Companies as an
Energy Source (SUCCESS): A tool that assists decision
makers in implementing sludge-end-use-in-cement
schemes with optimal economic and environmental
Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform™:
Provides public agencies and other organizations with
a standardized but flexible, cost-effective, secure,
enterprise data platform to manage portfolio scale
building performance data from a variety of sources.
Urban Form Rapid Assessment Model (Urban-RAM):
Provides a quick assessment of the magnitude and
sources of a city’s operational and embodied energy and
Techno-Economic Analysis and
Life-Cycle Assessment Tools
Reverse Engineering Targets for Advanced
Hydrogen Storage (RETOOL): Allows users to input
cost and performance targets for select hydrogen
storage systems and generates the necessary
material properties required from an automated
LIGHTnUp: A tool that captures manufacturing-sector
and product life-cycle energy consumption implications
of manufacturing innovation measures and is used
to inform RD&D investments by the U.S. Advanced
Data Center Energy Use Model: Estimates national
and global electricity use demand from data center
operations. A bottom-up that considers the direct
energy use of different data center IT devices used for
digital services and the direct energy use associated
with data center infrastructure equipment in different
data center facility types. Multiple data center facility
types are defined in the model to represent differences
in devices, infrastructure equipment, and operating
practices across different data centers.
E TA S t r a t e g i c P l a n 2 0 2 1 - 2 0 3 0
Organic Recycling Facility Optimization (ORFO): A
mixed-integer linear programming model that optimizes
the waste infrastructure system according to both
societal economic cost and greenhouse gas emissions
Organic Recycling Facility Investment (ORFI): A model
to simulate private sector organic waste management
and waste-to-energy development in California based
on relative profitability of facilities of different types and
sizes, at different locations, and under different energyrelated economic incentive levels.
Agile Cradle-to-Grave / Bio Cradle-to-Grave
(AgileC2G/BioC2G): An integrated process-based cost
and hybrid process-based/physical units input-output
life-cycle assessment model.
Biositing Tool: A web-based geospatial tool for
assessing local biomass, organic waste, and waste
plastic resources available for conversion across the
continental United States.
Separations Decision Tool: A web-based decision
tool for designing product separations and recovery
processes and estimating capital and operating costs
for biological conversion processes based on product
properties and microbial host.
VirtualMRF: A Python-based model for designing and
simulating materials recovery facilities based on varying
incoming waste streams and target recovery rates and
target plastic bale specifications.
Indoor Air Quality and Air
Berkeley-Trent Continental-Scale Pollutant Fate and
Transport Model (BETR North America and BETR
Global): Analyzes how persistent organic pollutants
move and accumulate.
California Greenhouse Gas Emission Measurement
(CALGEM): Quantifies California greenhouse gas
emissions from anthropogenic activities and natural
environments using atmospheric measurements and
Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB): A
residential envelope and duct leakage database used for
energy and indoor air quality assessments.