RETScreen World Conference
January 25, 2023
Watch now (Click link below)Introduction to RETScreen’s New Deep Retrofit Archetypes in Version 9
Session 1: RETScreen Innovation Lab
- Faezeh Mosallat, Ph.D., Project Engineer, RETScreen International
- Nathalie Meloche, Projects Manager, RETScreen International
- Paul W. Stackhouse Jr., Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
The RETScreen Innovation Lab ensures that the RETScreen software is always at the leading edge of the clean energy technology transition, and that we continuously improve our platform to meet the complex needs of our large and rapidly growing global user community. We do this through collaboration with government and multilateral organizations to co-fund and develop advanced versions of the RETScreen® Clean Energy Management Software platform.
In this session, Nathalie Meloche and Faezeh Mosallat from the RETScreen Innovation Lab, and Paul Stackhouse from the NASA Langley Research Center, will showcase the latest exciting developments and upgrades to RETScreen Version 9.
Introduction to RETScreen’s New Deep Retrofit Archetypes in Version 9
RETScreen’s Virtual Energy Analyzer allows for fast, inexpensive pre-feasibility studies and energy audits for a variety of facilities. Archetypes are available for a full complement of facility types, including power generation, industrial, military, commercial/institutional, residential and agricultural.
In this talk, Faezeh Mosallat, Project Engineer at RETScreen, will introduce new deep retrofit archetypes targeting an 80% to 90% reduction in GHG emissions at each facility assessed. An advanced layer of analysis is programmed to automatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by electrifying the heating system and reducing electricity demand.
Overview of Other New Features in RETScreen Version 9
RETScreen Version 9 was released in October 2022 and includes a number of improvements and enhancements designed to make the software more powerful and user-friendly.
In this presentation, Nathalie Meloche, Projects Manager at RETScreen, will give an overview of the main new features and upgrades introduced in RETScreen Version 9 released in October 2022. These include the addition of electricity and fuel rate databases, a new water efficiency analysis tool, a new scaling tool, an ISO50001 automated report generator, and much more.
Latest Developments with NASA POWER Data for RETScreen
NASA has been a long-term and essential partner to RETScreen development for 25 years. NASA’s POWER (Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resources) program provides RETScreen with near real-time satellite weather data and long-term climate averages.
In this presentation, Paul Stackhouse, Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center, will provide an overview of the POWER program and what is being developed for the future.
Faezeh has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. She has worked in the energy efficiency and energy management fields for over twelve years. Faezeh began her public service career as a Project Engineer for RETScreen International in 2017. She is working with the RETScreen Innovation Lab on developing new feasibility analysis features as well as various archetypes such as deep retrofit, military, off-grid, transportation, etc.
Nathalie Meloche is Projects Manager for the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes. She is responsible for managing the development of RETScreen Expert and was lead author for the biomass heating model in the first release of RETScreen (Version 98). She is currently managing the RETScreen Innovation Lab where she is responsible for ensuring that the RETScreen software is always at the leading edge of the clean energy technology transition, and that it is continuously improved to meet the complex needs of its large and rapidly growing global user community. Nathalie specializes in clean energy software development and has been working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields since 1992. Nathalie obtained a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
Paul W. Stackhouse Jr.
Dr. Stackhouse completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University in 1989 and 1995 respectively. He is a Senior level Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia where he leads projects utilizing satellite based analysis to estimate the Earth’s energy cycle. To that end he leads the NASA Langley Research Center Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project and is a science team member of the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) project for which leads the FLASHFlux (Fast Longwave and Shortwave radiative Fluxes) working group. He also leads NASA POWER (Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resources) project providing energy related quantities including surface meteorology to the renewable energy, buildings and infrastructure and agroclimatology communities. POWER provides web services distributing science products in formats immediately amenable to decision support tools such as RETScreen Expert. NASA’s collaboration with the RETScreen team is approximately 25 years.