We estimate energy usage by running building energy thermal models.
We estimate electricity consumption and peak load for all ~1,000,000 places in our index in order to help our users evaluate the clean energy options for any building in seconds, without requiring any upfront data.
We estimate energy usage by running building energy thermal models, similar to the Department of Energy's EnergyPlus building simulation program. These models are based on our determination of the size and shape of a place, local weather and climate data, and an identified or assumed building use type. As we accumulate more and more actual energy usage data, we are starting to leverage this actual data to train and improve our energy simulation models.