New System-Level Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) OpenStudio Reporting Measure developed by LBNL

An OpenStudio QAQC measure to report system-level key performance indicators (System-Level KPIs) has been released by the LBNL Simulation Research Group. The effort was funded by the US DOE Building Technologies Office.

System-level KPIs provide new perspectives to evaluate building energy performance at a more granular way than the traditional whole-building level or equipment-level KPIs. LBNL formulated a set of system-level KPIs, covering four major end-use systems in buildings: lighting, MELs (Miscellaneous Electric Loads, aka Plug Loads), HVAC, and service water heating (SWH). This measure enables OpenStudio users to report the system-level KPIs from EnergyPlus simulations.