BV2

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The software calculates the total annual use of heating, cooling and electricity. BV2 can be used on a simple level as well as on a more detailed level that makes the software adapted for diverse conditions. Screen Shots

Keywords

annual energy use, durational diagram

Validation/Testing

The calculation model in BV2 is built on results from a doctoral thesis at Chalmers University of Technology. BV2 is compared to internationally accepted calculation software, DOE-2, with excellent accordance and is validated against IEA BESTEST.

Expertise Required

Learn how to use BV2 only takes up some hours in time. Practical applications take even less time.

Users

Approximate 300 users, mostly in Sweden.

Audience

energy advisers, architects, building owners and managers, schools, product manufacturers

Input

The program starts with a default building, and then you can change data from a brief to a detailed level after your own choice. You enter the data in windows.

Output

Echo of input data. Power demands for heating, cooling and electricity. Annual use of heating, cooling and electricity. Temperature duration levels.

Computer Platform

PC, Windows

Programming Language

Visual Basic

Strengths

A fast and easy way to get annual energy use for a commercial building.

Weaknesses

Can't see the building behaviour in a short part of the year.

Contact

Company:

CIT Energy Management AB

Address:

Sweden

Telephone:

+46 (31) 772 1166

E-mail:

bengt.bergsten@cit.chalmers.se

Website:

http://www.bv2.se

Availability

One user license: Start fee $1500 and after the first year $1000 per year including standard climate data. Possible to get special climate files.