Cost vs Energy Optimization

Pattern r+d introduces Cost Vs Energy optimization for high performance buildings at affordable cost. This is a process designers, engineers, real estate developers can use for selecting the lowest monetary cost combinations of materials and technologies that meet or exceed a set of operational energy efficiency targets for buildings. The process is compared with existing prescriptive methodologies for selecting technology combinations, and is shown to produce designs that are up to 60% more energy efficient for minimal additional cost.