Secondary Author(s)

Broman, Paul; Grant, John; Gu, Lixing; Anello, Michael; Vieira, Robin; Henderson Jr., Hugh

Report Number




EnergyGauge; Buildings


The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is developing a new software (EnergyGauge USA) which allows simple calculation and rating of energy use of residential buildings around the United States. In the past, most residential analysis and rating software have used simplified methods for calculation of residential building energy performance due to limitations on computing speed. However, EnergyGauge USA, takes advantage of current generation personal computers that perform an hourly annual computer simulation in less than 30 seconds. A simplified user interface allows buildings to be quickly defined while bringing the computing power and accuracy of an hourly computer simulation to builders, designers and raters.

Date Published



Reference Publication: Parker, D., P. Broman, J. Grant, L. Gu, M. Anello, R. Vieira and H. Henderson, "EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Design Tool." Proceedings of Building Simulation '99, Kyoto, Japan. International Building Performance Simulation Association, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, September 1999.

Local Subjects

Buildings - EnergyGauge


FSEC Energy Research Center® Collection



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