Explore the foundation of the Radiant Labs platform.


Data foundations

Our proprietary software aggregates key data points, generating an actionable plan for achieving your specific carbon goals.

1. Hourly energy modeling

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Hourly energy modeling for every home in a city displays the potential impacts of electrification on the power grid.

Our ability to model hourly energy consumption for each individual building in a target territory is one of the bedrocks of our analytics platform. Performing hourly energy modeling allows us to establish baseline values from which we can run different upgrade scenarios to specific buildings or entire neighborhoods in a territory. This kind of energy modeling is central to determining which buildings are good financial candidates for specific upgrades, which building owners are best positioned to execute them, and how any of the various energy upgrade scenarios would affect the utility grid.

2. National Renewable Energy Lab Partnership

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Radiant Labs partnered with ResStock, a team created by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the US Department of Energy, dedicated to developing a new approach to large-scale residential energy analysis. Their tool, Energy Plus, has become the industry standard for hourly energy modeling.

Leveraging thousands of hours of technology development, we’ve enhanced this simulation environment with much more granular data. With our augmented software, we’ve been able to deploy hourly energy models for individual buildings with more precision than ever which enables us to determine the actual economics of bundling energy efficiency improvements.

Since generic case studies can easily leave out homes that don’t fit the “average”—and since it’s often the outliers that end up being the best candidates for improvements—this kind of precision that works on a single-building scale is central to our software. This is also what sets Radiant Labs’ software apart from other analytics platforms in its class.

3. US Department of Energy Partnership

Radiant Labs received a $200,000 voucher grant from the US Department of Energy to collaborate with the National Renewable Energy Lab’s (NREL) ResStock team to develop a tool that enables precision hourly energy modeling of low-rise multi-family residential buildings. Additionally, NREL’s ComStock team is building a tool with similar modeling capabilities for commercial buildings. It is estimated to be completed by the summer of 2019, and Radiant Labs offer commercial building support shortly thereafter.

4. Equipment Replacement Forecasting

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Map of permits with expiring heating and cooling equipment.

Radiant Labs anticipates the replacement timelines of heating and cooling systems, water heaters, roofs, and other equipment for each building in a community. We do this by:

  • Cleaning and processing assessor records and available building permit data
  • Utilizing building permit data and manufacturer’s expected lifetimes to anticipate future equipment replacements
  • Quantifying the age of existing inventory for heating and cooling systems, water heaters, roofs, and other energy-related equipment

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