EE Tools

EE Tools

INTRODUCTION

BEET (Building Energy Estimation Tool) is a software tool to assess energy use in an air-conditioned building within Malaysian climate. It is designed to be used during conceptual design stage for quick estimates of building energy consumption.

This software was developed to enable building developers, architects and engineers to get a sense of the requirement to make a building energy efficient. More importantly, it is specificially developed to guide user to understand all the key factors that impact the performance energy consumption in a building and how it affects the running cost of a building.

With the use of this software, it is hoped that building developers, architects and engineers will see that it is possible to save millions in running cost rather easily with a good buidling design.

Effort was made to make this software simple to use and yet comprehensive enough to provide realistic output for key decision to be made quickly. Inputs are standardised with standard assumptions on what would be an inefficient, typical, efficient or very efficient scenario.

Inefficient values were based on known very inefficient building performance.

Typical values were based on known typical design values used today (2015).

Efficient values were based on actual achieved design values in many energy efficient demonstration buildings in Malaysia today. However, users are cautioned that there are still many barriers to overcome to achieve these design values beside just equipment specifications.

Very Efficient values were based on exemplary achieved performance by actual buildings in Malaysia. Better performance than this is still possible. Again, users are cautioned that there are many barriers to overcome to ensure these performances during actual use of the building.

The development of this software was funded by the BSEEP.