OptiMiser

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OptiMiser is a PC-based and Web-distributed software tool that provides next-generation residential energy analysis for auditors, weatherization programs, and homeowners. OptiMiser evaluates a full range of near-optimal solutions for home energy efficiency retrofits, providing accurate and actionable reports of estimated savings and cost. OptiMiser represents an innovative paradigm shift in audit software that enables an auditor to quickly complete a thorough, accurate energy audit. Screen Shots

Keywords

weatherization, customizable, audit, retrofit, analysis, payback, utility bill, disaggregation, cost database, contractor

Validation/Testing

BESTEST and RESNET accredited

Expertise Required

Home performance contractor, energy professional, or BPI analyst or RESNET HERS rater/auditor

Users

75-100 nationwide

Audience

Weatherization agencies, home performance contractors, residential energy auditors, energy program managers, BPI analysts, and home inspectors

Input

The user enters the building location (zip code), age of home, utility bills (if available), and thermal enclosure areas. The user then needs only enter detailed thermal characteristics where the improvements may be made. The model preloads with regional and age defaults based on the age and area of the home, and the user can set any input as a default value. The user entry uses spinner boxes, dropdown lists, and combination boxes to make it easy to use with handheld devices.

Output

User definable reports, customizable text, photo editing and insertion, predefined charts and tables, custom tables and charts, integrates with users .xls files

Computer Platform

Windows operating system or Mac running Windows in parallel with 1.6 Pentium M or 3.0 Pentium 4 with 1 GB RAM and 1 GB available hard drive space.

Programming Language

C# .NET; SQL

Strengths

OptiMiser was designed from the ground up for home performance and weatherization contractors to drive the home owner from audit to action. It provides accurate results with minimal input using utility bill regression analysis and georeferencing national housing characteristic databases. It provides the user with a tool to quickly collect all required data. It makes dynamic base-improved comparisons, automatically applies energy-efficient features, and rank orders results. It is easily customizable.

Weaknesses

Should not be used for commercial buildings, new home ratings, or code compliance.

Contact

Company:

Optimiser Energy

Address:

309 Mountain Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513
United States

E-mail:

om@nrglogic.com

Website:

http://optimiserenergy.com/

Availability

The software is sold by subscription, with a per use fee, or with program specific pricing.
Contact Byron Burns for details on pricing
Byron Burns
309 Mountain Ave
Berthoud CO 80513
888-429-5586
970-532-5074
om@nrglogic.com
http://optimiserenergy.com/