Tools & Guidebooks

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These models and tools support advanced research across many sectors, including buildings, industry, transportation and power/utilities, and are key instruments for helping Berkeley Lab accomplish its research goals. The list below is organized in terms of decarbonization, urban planning, building technology, energy use and performance, software tools, and guidebooks. Click on the header of each tool and a full description will show.

Data, Modeling and Pathways
China Energy Databook - A comprehensive electronic sourcebook of national and provincial energy balances as well as several hundred tables and figures, including data since 1949

Purpose

Reliable and accurate data are critical to good analysis for policy and business. In 1992, we released the first edition of the China Energy Databook, acknowledged to be the most comprehensive and authoritative sourcebook of its kind. We have continued revising and expanding the database, currently in its 9th edition.

Audience

City policy makers, city planners, city managers, research institutes.

Languages

English

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China Energy Databook

Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low Carbon Cities (BEST Cities) - Provides city authorities with strategies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Purpose

Provide city authorities with more than 70 strategies they can follow to reduce city-wide carbon dioxide emissions based on a quick assessment of a city's local energy use and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions across nine sectors.

Audience

City policy makers, city planners, city managers, research institutes.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for Low Carbon Cities (BEST Cities)

Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT) - Develop a city's greenhouse gas inventory to help set targets and develop action plans

Purpose

Develop the city’s GHG inventory, scenario generation on future energy and emission, evaluate the impact of different policies, help to set target and develop action plans and target allocation.

Audience

City policy makers, city planners, city managers

Languages

English | Chinese

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Green Resources & Energy Analysis Tool (GREAT)

China 2050 Demand Resources Energy Analysis Model (DREAM) - Evaluate comprehensive energy policies, future scenarios, supply options and energy, emissions and pollutants analysis

Purpose

To evaluate comprehensive energy policies, future scenarios, supply options and energy, emissions and pollutants analysis.

Audience

Energy and environmental policymakers, planners, researchers.

Languages

English

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China 2050 Demand Resources Energy Analysis Model (DREAM)

Urban Planning
Eco and Low-carbon Indicator Tool for Evaluating Cities (ELITE Cities) - Evaluate and compare cities with indicators to assess progress

Purpose

Define low carbon eco-city, evaluate and compare international and Chinese cities with indicators to assess progress, identify best practices and facilitate policy recommendations.

Audience

City policy makers, city planners, city managers, low carbon city policy researchers, etc.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Eco and Low-carbon Indicator Tool for Evaluating Cities (ELITE Cities)

Building Technology and Performance
Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT) - Analyze commercial building retrofit energy savings, cost-effectiveness

Purpose

Analyze commercial building retrofit energy savings and investment cost-effectiveness.

Audience

Retrofit practitioners, policy makers, facility managers, and engineers (w/o building energy modeling knowledge).

Languages

English | Chinese

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Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

Energy Use and Performance
Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Pulp and Paper Industry (EAGER Pulp & Paper)

Purpose

Give the energy saving potential and cost of the energy efficiency technologies that the user chooses as applicable to their pulp and paper plants.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Pulp and Paper Industry (EAGER Pulp & Paper)

Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Iron and Steel Industry (EAGER Steel)

Purpose

Give the energy saving potential and cost of the energy efficiency technologies that the user chooses as applicable to their steel plants.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Iron and Steel Industry (EAGER Steel)

Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Textile Industry (EAGER Textile)

Purpose

Give the energy saving potential and cost of the energy efficiency technologies that the user chooses as applicable to their textile plants.

Audience

Engineers and managers of steel industry, energy auditors, energy efficiency researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Energy Efficiency Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Tool for the Textile Industry (EAGER Textile)

MAnufacturing STructure and Energy Research Tool (MASTER) - Quantifying structural change and how it affects energy use

Purpose

Help quantify the structural change in the industry during the study period and how it affects the industry energy use.

Audience

Local and national government officials, academics and researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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MAnufacturing STructure and Energy Research Tool (MASTER)

Software Tools
Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for the Cement Industry (BEST Cement)

Purpose

Process-based benchmarking and energy savings tool for cement industry.

Audience

Engineers and managers of cement industry, energy efficiency researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool for the Cement Industry (BEST Cement)

Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

Purpose

Analyze commercial building retrofit energy savings and investment cost-effectiveness.

Audience

Retrofit practitioners, policy makers, facility managers, and engineers (w/o building energy modeling knowledge).

Languages

English | Chinese

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Commercial Building Analysis Tool for Energy-Efficient Retrofits (COMBAT)

Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) - Optimal investment decisions for technologies

Purpose

Produce optimal investment decisions and dispatch for technologies as fuel cells, PV, solar thermal, electric / heat storage, heat pumps, EVs, etc.; minimize annual energy costs, CO2 emissions, or multiple objectives of providing services to buildings.

Audience

DER project developers, DER and renewable energy integration researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM)

Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (Excel Version) (PHASTEx) - Audit tool to identify energy use distribution, losses, savings

Purpose

Conduct an energy assessment or audit of the heating equipment used by many industries to identify energy use distribution, estimate energy losses, as well as analyze potential energy savings by using commonly recommended energy saving measures. 对主要工业行业使用的加热设备进行能源评估或能源审计,从而了解用能状况、测算能源消耗,以及评估采用推荐的节能措施后的节能潜力。

Languages

English | Chinese

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Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (Excel Version) (PHASTEx)

Structure and Manufacturing Resource Tool for Water (SMART-Water)

Purpose

Help quantify the structural change and water intensity change in the industry during the study period and how it affects the industry water use trends.

Audience

Local and national government officials, academics and researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Structure and Manufacturing Resource Tool for Water (SMART-Water)

Sewage Sludge Use in Cement Companies as an Energy Source (SUCCESS)

Purpose

Assist decision makers in implementing sludge-end-use-in-cement schemes with optimal economic and environmental outcomes.

Audience

Engineers and managers of cement industry, energy auditors, local government and energy efficiency researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Sewage Sludge Use in Cement Companies as an Energy Source (SUCCESS)

Urban Form Rapid Assessment Model (Urban-RAM) - Magnitude and sources of a city's footprint to understand energy drivers

Purpose

Provide a quick assessment of the magnitude and sources of a city's operational and embodied energy and carbon footprints in order to understand better the drivers of urban energy/emissions growth and areas of possible policy intervention.

Audience

City planner, policymakers, managers and researchers.

Languages

English | Chinese

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Urban Form Rapid Assessment Model (Urban-RAM)

Guidebooks
A Guidebook for Low-Carbon Development at the Local Level

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English, Chinese

Alternative and Emerging Technologies for an Energy-Efficient, Water-Efficient, and Low-Pollution Textile Industry

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English

BEST-Cement for China Handbook

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English, Chinese

Emerging Energy-efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emissions-reduction Technologies for the Iron and Steel Industry

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English

Emerging Energy-efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission-reduction Technologies for Cement and Concrete Production

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English

Emerging Energy-Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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English

Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Breweries

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English, Chinese

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Cement Industry

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English, Chinese

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Glass Industry

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English, Chinese

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Iron and Steel Industry

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English, Chinese

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Petrochemicals Industry

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English

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Petroleum Refining Industry

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English, Chinese

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Pharmaceutical Industry

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English, Chinese

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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English

Energy Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Textile Industry

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English, Chinese

Industrial Energy Audit Guidebook

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English, Chinese

International Best Practices for Pre- Processing and Co-Processing Municipal Solid Waste and Sewage Sludge in the Cement Industry

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English, Chinese

Pre-Commercialized Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies from the United States

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English

The State-of-the-Art Clean Technologies (SOACT) for Steelmaking Handbook (2nd Edition)

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