What’s up with the DOE purchase of the RED software?

February 13, 2024: .The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the Building Technologies Office (BTO) of the Department of Energy (DOE) have collaborated to purchase the RED Calc Free and RED Calc Pro web software tools. Once the transfer of the RED software is completed in 2024, the RED Calc Pro tools will be available free of charge to everyone on the Building America Solution Center (BASC) website. At the completion of the transfer, the RED Calc Free and RED Calc Pro tools will no longer be available on the Residential Energy Dynamics (RED) website.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington is managing the transfer of the RED software to the BASC website and will be responsible for maintaining the new website, updating the tools, and adding new features. 

The current subscribers of the RED Calc Pro software will have all their saved files moved to a new database as part of the transfer. New users of RED Calc Pro on the BASC website will be able to save customer/client files and print reports as PDFs, as they may do currently on the RED website.