6/1/16 – Asset Score Release 2.1.0 is now available. This release includes a new user interface design for a more intuitive and user-friendly navigation; the capability for providing custom names to assets for easier identification and reference; an easier mechanism for defining HVAC systems through a simple ‘System Type’ selection; the capability to model water loop heat pumps; and a new Asset Score Help Desk. Asset Score has also been updated to use OpenStudio version 1.10.0 and EnergyPlus version 8.4. See the Release Notes for a complete list of updates.
Please note: Release 2.1.0 fixes a bug which prevented modeling of windows for buildings with high window-to-wall ratios. This may result in a 0.5-3 point score decrease for some buildings. Also, bug fixes for EnergyPlus V8.4 results in lower heating energy use. Some buildings may see a 0.5-1.0 point increase in their scores due to this fix.
View Release Notes for the latest Asset Score updates.
View the Resources page for a variety of materials to help you understand the process of
using Asset Score.
The Department of Energy Building Energy Asset Score (Asset Score) is a national standardized tool for evaluating
the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings. The scoring
tool will store user-provided data and generate an asset score and system evaluation for your building envelope
and mechanical and electrical systems. The tool will also identify cost-effective upgrade opportunities and help
you gain insight into the energy efficiency potential of your building.
Follow the steps below to get started:
Collect Building Data: Use the Data Collection Form – either
“Preview” or “Full” Input Mode versions
(Short Form or
Long Form) – to gather information
about your building’s physical characteristics. Review the Data Collection
Priority Map to help focus on the most
important building data given your building’s use type and climate zone.
Enter Data: Register for an account, log in, create a building, and input the building data you
Receive an Asset Score Report: Select the "Score Building" button to generate a
report that includes your Asset Score, building system evaluation, and
potential energy savings upgrade opportunities.