Unmet Hours offers many capabilities that make it a powerful resource for the building energy modeling community:
- Each individual question is kept together with its answers on one web page that can be easily referenced with a unique URL.
- Answers are peer reviewed and voted on by the community to reach a consensus on which ones are most likely to be helpful or “correct”.
- Questions are easily searchable on the website. All content is indexed by Google and other search engines.
- Questions are tagged with category labels such as ‘infiltration’, ‘daylighting’, or ‘energyplus’ making it easy to find topics of interest.
- Questions can be tagged across multiple categories for cross-cutting problems, for example, ‘ashrae-90.1’, ‘hvac’, and ‘energyplus’.
- Tags or individual questions can be “followed” to receive email updates when there is new or changed content. You control your email update preferences.
- Comments are used to discuss or make suggestions about a question or answer without distracting from the main content.
- All content is actively moderated and curated by the community. Questions and answers can be revised at any time to be clearer and more helpful, or to be updated as new information becomes available. It’s a living knowledge base.
- And it all works conveniently in the web browser on your smartphone!
Unmet Hours was originally developed with the generous support and collaboration of the founding sponsor, the USA affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA-USA). This project was developed based upon funding from the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the US Department of Energy.