SageSim Announces Residential and Commercial Energy System Simulator

October 13, 2011. SageSim LLC, a provider of return-on-investment (ROI) simulation technology, has announced the availability of SageSim-es™ (SageSim Energy System Simulator), which helps architects, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) consultants, and renewable-energy system providers to quickly deliver an optimized energy system strategy for commercial and residential structures.

Residential and commercial energy systems are very complex, include multiple variables, vary as a function of geographic location, and are impossible to optimize manually. The increasing availability of energy efficiency (EE) improvements and renewable energy (RE) sources can have a positive impact on the environment, but require additional ROI analysis. As a result, energy system providers spend too much time approximating system price/performance and end-consumers make decisions based on sub-optimized and incomplete information.

SageSim-es is a patent-pending web application that tackles the complexity of optimizing energy systems by modeling all points of energy consumption, energy efficiency improvements, non-renewable and renewable energy sources, geographic constraints, and economic objectives. SageSim-es models include EE improvements, PV solar, wind, geothermal, solar heat, and highly-efficient HVAC equipment. Commercial and residential consumption models are based on Department of Energy survey data or the structure’s actual energy usage. ROI calculations include Federal, State, and Local economic incentives. Optimization includes interactive what-if analysis and statistical variation of key variables.

“We work with building owners to reduce operating costs and environmental impact while simultaneously improving occupant comfort, heath, safety and ultimately productivity on projects of all sizes,” said Brian C. Adams, LEED AP and Project Manager at Integrated Building Energy Associates LLC. “With SageSim-es, we can sit with a customer and in minutes model the structure and outline possible improvements to the complete energy system, including energy efficiency and renewable energy alternatives. This helps develop credibility with our customers and accelerate our sales cycle.”

“Our customers have several choices in residential and commercial clean energy alternatives,” said Ed Malloy, director marketing and business development at New England Renewable Energy Systems. “SageSim-es is an invaluable tool for our customers to learn and visualize the economic tradeoffs between utility, solar, wind, and geothermal energy alternatives. SageSim has terrific modeling technology, unbiased renewable energy expertise, and an affordable business model customized to our needs in a secure customer portal.”

“In many situations the results of a complex economic decision are counterintuitive,” said Dr. Mick Tegethoff, president at SageSim. “With SageSim-es, participants in the residential and commercial energy ecosystem can accelerate their sales cycle by quickly providing their customers with an optimized energy strategy for their unique situation.”

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