BEST 6.0: The Building Efficiency System Tool™ Now Available for Download
ONTARIO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial (HIA-C), a committee of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials' (IAPMO) Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), has released version 6.0 of its Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST), an interactive commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison application.
The revised software, available online at no charge, adds the ability to compare projected costs and energy usage for all HVAC systems and hot water consumption in any building based on what is known before money is spent on selection of the HVAC and water heating systems, and almost all inputs may be adjusted once the design process begins.
BEST 6.0 is available for download at http://forms.iapmo.org/hiac/software_register.aspx.
BEST 6.0 also includes the following advancements:
Upon its introduction in 2016, BEST solved a long-standing industry issue of being able to accurately compare different styles of HVAC systems, which are all tested to different standards, with various efficiency ratings (EER, IEER, SEER, COP, HSPF), as they are applied in an actual building.
To learn more about the Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial and the Radiant Professionals Alliance, or to join this important efficiency advocacy effort, visit www.HIA-C.org and www.radiantpros.org.
Since 1994, the Radiant Professionals Alliance, formerly the Radiant Panel Association, has been promoting radiant heating as comfortable, efficient, and healthy on behalf of its network of dedicated members, who share the desire to advance the understanding and acceptance of radiant and hydronic technology.
SOURCE International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)