US DOE Federal Energy Management Program and Building Technologies Office, and the Bonneville Power Administration
[Press Release] The Technology Performance Exchange™ (TPEx™), a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program and Building Technologies Office, and the Bonneville Power Administration, allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for building-related products. TPEx uses data entry forms (DEFs) to define the minimum energy performance characteristics necessary to evaluate a product’s energy performance and provides an easy-to-use and consistent data sharing framework to allow users to easily estimate savings while accounting for unique site- and application-specific parameters.
Currently, the Bonneville Power Administration is evaluating how TPEx can be used to reduce the time required to establish rebates and improve estimates of efficiency program energy savings. Federal users are encouraged to:
- Leverage the extensive engineering effort encompassed by the TPEx DEFs when planning field or laboratory technology evaluations.
- Work with manufacturers, vendors, and other relevant organizations such as energy service companies (ESCOs) to contribute energy performance data to TPEx so that other federal agencies can benefit from this valuable information.
Currently, the TPEx accepts data for 19 distinct product categories, ranging from solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to variable refrigerant flow units…