Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
CEE recently completed a project that set out to analyze the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. Home energy ratings provide a quantitative appraisal of a home’s energy performance. CEE measured for speed, accuracy and clarity and each tool’s ability to integrate into existing service programs. The three tools field tested were the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Home Energy Score, the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) REM/Rate tool and SIMPLE, the core algorithm behind CakeSystems software, developed by the energy expert Michael Blasnik.
CakeSystems (SIMPLE) was shown to be the fastest in terms of gathering information while retaining the greatest accuracy compared to actual utility bill data. CEE is quoted as saying, “The results of this pilot favor the streamlined, lower cost approach of SIMPLE [CakeSystems] and the Home Energy Score for energy retrofit applications. We estimate that, when used as a stand-alone tool, the length of time required for a trained technician to collect and enter data for one home would be approximately 1.5–2 hours for the Home Energy Score, 1 hour for SIMPLE, and 4–6 hours for REM/Rate.”
Andrew Healy, national sales manager for CakeSystems said, “we’re pleased that the underlying SIMPLE algorithm in our Core Audit Module has been tested by CEE to be fast, accurate and flexible enough to meet the needs of auditors and home performance contractors across the country. We believe that in combination with our industry-leading program management software suite, Dashboard, CakeSystems is the best choice on the market today that enables demand-side management programs to operate efficiently and cost-effectively.”
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