The Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) is an easy-to-use building energy efficiency software tool that quickly and objectively identifies energy efficiency improvements that maximize life-cycle savings. The Windows-based program requires only minimal user experience and input to perform energy efficiency assessment screenings as well as detailed energy retrofit project analyses across a wide variety of building types, from single buildings to large multi-building campuses and installations. It simulates building systems and energy use and analyzes the cost and performance impacts of thousands of potential efficiency measures. FEDS values energy and demand savings based on comprehensive tracking of building and site-level use and estimates project costs to support robust economic evaluations and sound decision-making.
FEDS is available free of charge for use on federally-funded projects and those projects funded and directly performed by a state government on a state-owned facility. Contractors must provide a federal contract number before they can receive the software. Order from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory website. Additional information is also available on training, frequently asked questions and testimonials. Support can be obtained from the email address below: